Spafinder Wellness 365, a media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry, is introducing its first-ever travel awards program. Dedicated to honoring spas, hotels, resorts, and retreats that excel in healthy vacations and experiences, the new Wellness Travel Awards will be given to the top properties on six continents in many countries and regions and in categories, such as Best New Wellness Travel Property. The awards represent an expansion of the company’s Readers' Choice Awards and recognize a growing demand for healthy travel options. “People are redefining what they want when on vacation or traveling for business,” says Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness 365. “Our research shows they are clearly looking for transformative experiences and environments that leave them healthier when they check out than when they checked in.” A global panel comprised of 26 spa and wellness industry journalists and experts, including Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa, will nominate top candidates in each category, who will be announced on www.spafinder.com. Consumers will be invited to cast their votes for the final winners, which will be announced during the World Travel Market (London), a global event for the travel industry, in November. Says Kyricos, “Our goal is to create new resources, such as the Wellness Travel Awards, which help people make the best choices to feel good and live well every day—especially when traveling.”
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