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This week at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai the Global Wellness Institute presented its symposium, “The Wellness Showcase: Wellness Experiences & Travel Trends 2018.” Key global trends, all falling under the big shift from experiential to more “transformative” wellness travel, were presented, including everything from more extreme wellness approaches like biohacking and brain optimization retreats to empowering all-women wellness adventures. Key Middle East/North Africa developments were also shared, including a surge in hot springs development from Algeria to Saudi Arabia and the first truly holistic wellness resorts and “healthy hotels” hitting the MENA region.

Read the trends here

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI