Wellness Tourism: A market you can't afford to miss!
15th October 2019
Wellness Tourism is worth over £500bn worldwide, and has grown more than twice as fast as tourism overall.
Join us for the latest series of ‘TUNE INTO TOURISM', and explore how you can capitalise on this growing trend.
Following the theme of Wellness Tourism across all six parts, these informative and interactive webinars will feature a range of guests including industry and subject experts.
The first webinar in the series kicks off on Wednesday 30 October 2019.
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These interactive webinars will be live from 10 - 10.45am every Wednesday:
30 Oct: What is wellness?
Wellness is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Gain an overview of the topic and what opportunities this could provide your business.
6 Nov: Recharge. Restore. Renew.
Spas and retreats have developed rapidly in recent years, learn how the market has developed and how you could get involved.
13 Nov: Outdoors and nature
Long recognised as contributing to a healthy body and mind - how could your business utilise the great outdoors?
20 Nov: Sustainability
Focus on the wellness of the planet, why it's important and how your business can become more Eco-friendly.
27 Nov: Accessible tourism
Accessibility is a fast growing area involving both physical and mental wellness. Understand how simple changes can open your business up to new, high spending markets.
4 Dec: Events and festivals
More fitness ‘challenge' events are making their way to Scotland, it is also commonplace to find wellness themes throughout our festivals! Is this an area you could get involved with?
By signing up for Tune into Tourism, as well as receiving the links to the webinars you signed up for, you will also receive regular tips, advice and follow-up information straight to your inbox! And if you are not able to participate in the live events, all of our webinars will be available to view again on our YouTube playlist alongside other helpful resources from this series.
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We would like to reassure you that HIE is doing all it can to gather information and work with Scottish Government to ensure that the appropriate support is reaching our communities and local economy. We hope to soon have more detail about how to access the recently announced Scottish Government grants to help communities affected by Covid19 https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19 You will have seen new headlines emerging daily at a national and UK level with proposed measures to help individuals, businesses and communities.
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The latest generation of small communications satellites could be launched into Earth orbit from the northern Highlands of Scotland within the next two years. The latest generation of small communications satellites could be launched into Earth orbit from the northern Highlands of Scotland within the next two years.
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