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10 February 2015
Wellness-Hotels & Resorts at the ITB: cooperation presents wellness trends
The latest wellness trends are the main focus for Wellness-Hotels & Resorts at the 2015 ITB exhibition. The highlight is the ITB Experts Forum Wellness, which will be held on Thursday 5th March 2015 between 10.30am and 5.15pm. Michael Altewischer, managing director of Wellness-Hotels & Resorts, has organised the event on behalf of Messe Berlin for the tenth time and has invited a wide variety of speakers. Neil Orvay, who runs a very successful day spa group in Hong Kong, will present ‘Inspiration Spa 2020: high tech – high touch’. In addition to wellness experts from Germany, Asia, the USA and South America, Jean-Paul Blissett, well known for his inspiring spa designs, as well as his thought provoking and controversial theories, will also be present.
The latest market figures for wellness in Germany will be presented at a press conference on Wednesday 4th March at 11am in hall 5.3. A survey was carried out by Wellness-Hotels & Resorts in association with beauty24 among wellness guests and hotel owners and illustrates the growth and trends in the wellness sector for 2015.
During the trade visitor days, Wellness-Hotels & Resorts will also provide information to journalists, bloggers and hotel owners at their exhibition stand (103 in hall 5.3) on topics like ‘social wellness’, the hotel cooperation’s membership and the ‘wellness tree’ quality seal. This seal is awarded by TÜV Rheinland and represents the most comprehensive audit carried out within the wellness industry.
WELLNESS-HOTELS & RESORTS (W-H-R) is a cooperation of fifty hotels located in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands and Italy. It is the leading association for spa-experiences and since twelve years located on top of the german spa-hotel-industry. Meanwhile, next to the first pionieers, there are carefully selected, mostely owner-managed german spa-resorts and international partners in the four or five star-rated-segments. Independent TÜV-experts proof the spa-area of the hotels under the aspects of generosity, innovation and sustainability. A bulked catalogue of WELLNESS-HOTELS & RESORTS (in German) can be ordered at: www.wellnesshotels-resorts.de and +49.(0)211.679 69 69.