More and more hotels with spa

As global tourism numbers continue to increase, so does the desire of travelers who want to see the world and feel good while doing it. According to the Global Wellness Tourism Economy study, wellness tourism grew from a $ 563-billion market in 2015 to $ 639 billion in 2017, or 6.5 % annually, more than twice as fast as tourism overall (+3.2 %).

Simultaneously the number of hotels with spa increased also, from a total global number of 13,000 in 2014 to 19,020 in 2018, which is a 46 % increase over this five-year time span. Europe leads the way in the number of facilities, which is not surprising given its century-old tradition of wellness and spa treatments.