Gearing up for its debut at WTM London 2015, the WTM Wellness Lounge has proven popular among exhibitors hailing from Iceland to India, and has already sold all of its allotted exhibition space.
Among the 25 exhibitors are Blue Lagoon from Iceland, well known for its geothermal seawater, and India’s award-winning Somatheeram Ayurveda Group.
WTM Wellness Lounge has attracted 20 brand new exhibitors to WTM London who are looking to raise their profile on a global stage. These include Anand Collection, which represents upmarket properties and resorts; the Hotels Plaza Andorra chain; Healing Hotels of the World, which represents properties across the globe; and the five-star boutique Fortress Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka.
Adding to this, Europe is well represented with hotels and spas exhibiting from Portugal, Turkey, Corfu, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain.
On a local level, Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in Essex will also be exhibiting, while further afield, exhibitors from Malaysia and St Lucia have signed up.
Senior director, WTM London, Simon Press enthused: “The success of our new Wellness Lounge reflects the rapid growth of the wellness industry generally. The global wellness market is now valued at $3.4 trillion and is growing fast, as more people want to improve their physical and mental wellbeing during their leisure time.
“Seeing our Wellness Lounge sell out quickly demonstrates how the wellness industry is eager to have a high-profile platform provided by WTM to negotiate and conclude deals,” Press added.
WTM Wellness Lounge offers suppliers an exclusive platform to meet contacts and conduct business in the comfort of the dedicated lounge. The package for suppliers includes private pods within the lounge; a networking breakfast with wellness buyers; priority access to WTM Speed Networking sessions; and an online networking tool to connect with the wider WTM audience.
Other benefits include an invitation to the Wellness Travel Awards Reception on November 4; exposure to the WTM Buyer database through a dedicated email profiling all Wellness Lounge suppliers; promotion in the WTM Catalogue, WTM Routeplanner and online Exhibitor Directory; and access to 250 spa/wellness buyer contacts from the WTM visitor database.