With wellness tourism expected to hit $1.3 trillion by 2025 (according to the Global Wellness Institute), and 50 percent of travelers globally either traveling for the purpose of improving their well-being, or intend to in the future (via a recent Virtuoso report), the industry standard of spa and wellness accommodations has certainly evolved. Between mentally taxing world events, AI shifting the way we work and live, and more—spas and resorts must look to the future in order to stay competitive, and match travelers’ energy when developing their programs.
Enter Tammy Pahel, Vice President of Spa & Operations at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, home to the largest spa on the eastern seaboard and hundreds of truly innovative services, many that can only be experienced on property. Having recently expanded its “touchless wellness” program—A.K.A., a division that treats visitors without any human touch, Tammy is at the forefront of the progressive spa movement, and has several predictions for where the future of spas will head in the coming months and years.
4 spa trends that are shaping the future of wellness travel: