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Travel Leader's Groups Hotel Division has announced the launch of its "Select Wellness Collection." The collection includes an introductory portfolio of 40 hotels and spa resorts aimed at the wellness market.
Designed in conjunction with wellness travel and spa expert Sallie Fraenkel, the collection is available to consumers through Travel Leaders agents.
Wellness tourism now represents approximately 6 percent of all domestic and international travel, and it accounts for 14 percent of all tourism expenditures globally and is expected to grow to reach $678.5 billion next year, according to the Global Wellness Institute. The institute has also indicated that the global wellness market is now a $3.4 trillion per year industry, or approximately three times larger than the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.
To help curate its Select Wellness Collection, Travel Leaders Group’s Hotel Division enlisted the expertise of Sallie Fraenkel, formerly the COO of SpaFinder and EVP of the Global Wellness Summit (GWS).
The Select Wellness Collection is among the proprietary programs offered by the Travel Leaders Group Hotel Division exclusively to travel agents within Nexion, Protravel International, Results! Travel, Travel Leaders Associates, Travel Leaders Corporate, Tzell Travel Group and Vacation.com.