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Wellness Tourism Roundtable in London

April 1, 2014


The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) held its first roundtable at the Dorchester, London on April 1, 2014.  The roundtable conversation was centered on the topic of wellness tourism and included the analysis on the 2013 Global Wellness Tourism Economy report with the goal of gaining new views from a spectrum of industry experts and leaders and discussing the varied challenges and opportunities presented by this rapidly growing tourism niche.

The invite-only event attracted leaders from within the Finnish, Greek, Moroccan, Portuguese, Spanish, Swiss and UK tourism ministries and organizations, as well as executives from powerful travel and healthcare establishments like The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Bupa, the global healthcare group. Read the full press release



Dr Fiona Adshead – Director of Wellbeing and Public Health, Bupa
Riitta Balza – Senior Consultant, Finpro
James Berresford – Chief Executive, VisitEngland
Amine Boughaleb – Director, Moroccan National Tourist Office UK & Ireland
Diane Bouzebiba – Managing Director, Amadeus UK and Ireland
Steve Brown – a founding Director of Center Parcs and chairman and founder of a number of holiday & leisure business
Majida Chtioui - Trade Manager, Moroccan National Tourist Office UK & Ireland
Alison Cryer – Managing Director, Representation Plus
Sandie Dawe – CEO, Visit Britain
Susie Ellis – Chairman & CEO, Global Spa & Wellness Summit + President, Spafinder Wellness Inc.
Mike Greenacre – Vice Chairman, The Travel Foundation
Carol Hay – UK Director for the Caribbean ministers
Anni Hood – Tourism & Government Liaison & Wellness Business Consultant
Ross Jackson – Asian Tourism Lead, London and Partners
Christina Kalogera – UK Director, Greek National Tourism
Marcelline Kuonen – UK Director, Tourism Switzerland
Chris Lee – Director & Head of Travel, Barclays
Helen Marano – Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, WTTC
Rupert Murray – Editor, Aspire Sally PEDDER – Manager, The Dorchester Spa
Enrique Ruiz De Lera – Director, Spain Tourism
John Scanlon – Hotel Manager, The Dorchester
Filipe Silva – Director Tourism, Portuguese Tourism
Graham Wason– Co-Founder, All Being Well