DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (PRWEB) APRIL 30, 2019
Today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) held its third annual Wellness Symposium, presenting the latest research and trends for the Middle East-North Africa wellness tourism markets. In terms of recent growth percentages, no wellness tourism market is growing faster than MENA’s: 13.4 percent annually (from 2015–2017) to reach $10.7 billion. MENA’s spa industry is also seeing explosive 15.4 percent yearly growth and is now valued at $2.8 billion. And its thermal/mineral springs market also has the #1 recent growth rate worldwide at 30 percent a year.
Access the report: https://globalwellnessinstitute.org/industry-research/mena-wellness-tourism/
This year’s symposium put the focus on “Medical Tourism and Wellness Tourism: Understanding the Opportunities,” and featured experts from both tourism sectors exploring the key trends for MENA: from the Gulf’s growing opportunities in medical tourism to a unique “medical-wellness” model unfolding in that region to the rise of far more comprehensive wellness resorts to Ayurveda being sought by so many more wellness travelers.