Spafinder Wellness 365, a media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry, selected 273 destination spas, hotels, resorts, and retreats as finalists for its global Wellness Travel Awards. The final candidates for the second-annual awards were named across 20 categories by a panel of 33 wellness travel editors and experts, who nominated 504 properties for consideration before narrowing the field to finalists in 53 countries and regions. This year, more properties located in areas outside North America were nominated and selected as finalists, with a significant increase in Asia-Pacific properties. “We are grateful to our global panel of travel editors and experts who worked to identify the best in wellness travel from all corners of the world,” says chief brand officer Mia Kyricos. “With dozens of finalists in each of 20 wellness categories, the awards are an excellent resource for people looking for healthier travel destinations—and for the travel agents who book these unique experiences.” The awards will also honor the top properties on six continents with Crystal Awards and present Country Awards to top winners in scores of countries and regions throughout the world. Winners will be announced at the World Travel Market (London) in Nov.
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