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WHAT’S TRENDING?


Companies report healthy rise in men taking wellness holidays


More men than ever are taking dedicated wellness holidays, according to experts. Paul Joseph, founder of Health


and Fitness Travel, said men made up nearly half of the company’s bookings, up from about 1% in 2010. “When we launched Health and


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Fitness Travel nine years ago, it was 99% women who booked,” he said. “I always wanted more men to book. We went down so many avenues with marketing, teaming up with men’s organisations and advertising in men’s publications, but we just couldn’t get anyone to book.” Speaking on a panel on the future of wellness organised


by PR and marketing agency Lotus, which has launched a dedicated wellbeing arm, Joseph said: “[Now] a man books a wellness holiday every day with us.” Sales of fitness retreats and triathlon training holidays are


slowing, in favour of “transformational” travel products such as meditation, mindfulness and rehabilitation, he added. Anni Hood, chief executive of Well Intelligence, added that


the wellness industry – estimated to be worth $4.2 trillion – could see male engagement grow further over the next 12 months.


Abta delegates are told to encourage clients to fly less


Issues around flight shaming, sustainability and global warming were key topics at this year’s Abta Travel Convention in Tokyo. Tim Williamson, director of marketing at Responsible


Travel, told travel bosses they must encourage clients to fly less to help slow down the heating of the planet. He said a reduction in flying was key to limiting global warming, advising one out of every four flights needed to go. Williamson encouraged brands to “act now” rather than


be forced to do so when relevant regulation comes into effect. “I can’t sugar-coat this – we all need to fly less and we need to encourage our customers to fly less,” he added.


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CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK


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