September 2023

It’s back to school month. So, for those of you who haven’t yet gotten your Wellness Travel University Gold Course certification, now’s the perfect time. And for those of you who have already “graduated,” how about signing up for master classes in topics ranging from mental health holidays to wellness programs for those recovering from cancer? We also have specialty courses on destinations like Saint Lucia and Rancho La Puerta, with Lee County, Florida coming up soon.

As Maui and Morocco contend with the aftermath of disasters, we encourage our readers to donate to vetted causes that will help survivors and will aid in rebuilding infrastructure. Remember, only portions of both places were affected, so you may be able to continue to steer interested clients on a limited basis. But before you do, make sure that the areas on the itinerary are welcoming visitors.

Meantime, remember, the new year is not far around the corner. With many of your clients thinking about New Year’s resolutions, this edition of the WTU newsletter serves up ideas that will help them achieve their 2024 wellness goals.

The 40+ female demographic has always been a sweet spot for resorts looking for clients interested in wellness. So, it’s no surprise that there’s been a recent surge of retreats focused on perimenopause and menopause. The New York Times takes a look at the trend, the science of it all, and some of the offerings.
Luxury travel often goes hand in hand with wellness travel. That’s why it’s instructive to check out where luxury travelers are planning to check in this fall and winter.

With winter coming up, how about offering clients with wellness wanderlust some unexpected opportunities to chill out, both literally and figuratively? The latest wellness trend is all about embracing the cold, with some folks going to the ends of the earth to cool it.

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