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ELEMIS - 15 Jul 2015


New Website

ELEMIS is a pretty popular beauty and spa brand here in Ireland. Good to see the company launch a spanking new website, www.elemis.com which they describe as "an exciting new skincare knowledge hub, beauty destination and e-commerce platform".

The new website has the following key features:

Purchase ELEMIS products online for the first time
Skincare Knowledge hub and in-depth ingredients information
Application videos from ELEMIS Elite Therapists
Advice and guides direct from ELEMIS on choosing the correct skincare
Simple checkout, with free and fast delivery service
Mobile-friendly responsive design
Online Consultation Tool
A virtual ELEMIS Elite Therapist wherever you are
Online bookings for the House of Elemis in Mayfair, London
And finally, Inside ELEMIS - lifestyle advice curated by ELEMIS experts: the Style Expert Bay Garnett, the Nutrition Expert Amelia Freer, the Fitness Expert Steve Mellor, the Make Up Expert Kelly Cornwell and the Botanical and Horticultural Expert Rachel de Thame.

Check it out at www.elemis.com


Inbound Wellness - 01 Jul 2015

Inbound Wellness

Top 12 Countries

Interesting report recently issued by The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor which found that domestic wellness tourism constitutes the lion’s share of this travel category’s trips (84 percent) and spending (two-thirds). That is consistent with the fact that more people in general travel domestically rather than internationally (especially those living in massive countries like the U.S., China, India or Russia). And domestic wellness trips are higher in volume because they can be taken more frequently, and are shorter in duration.

However international wellness tourists are the huge spenders: They spend, on average,€1500 per trip—or roughly 60 percent more than the average country-hopping tourist. So let’s take a look at which 12 nations drive the most inbound/international wellness trips a year (and the numbers are inbound trips per year (million):

1. US (7.1)
2. France (6.9)
3. Austria (5.7)
4. Germany (5.6)
5. Switzerland (5.1)
6. Mexico (4.6)
7. UK (3.6)
8. Thailand (3.1)
9. Spain (2.6)
10. Canada (2.6)
11. Turkey (2.0)
12. China (2.)

Ireland is not on the list for obvious reasons (we have a tiny population) but European nations—with their strong, established wellness tourism infrastructure (so many health resorts and wellness retreats) and which also benefit from all that quick, close intra-European travel—grab seven of the top 12 spots. When you consider just how small nations like Austria or Switzerland are, their rankings are nothing short of amazing. Mexico is the clear inbound wellness tourism powerhouse of the Latin American world and “wellness-rich” Thailand dominates in Asia. For more on this check out the Global Wellness Institute site - www.globalwellnessinstitute.com