The Global Wellness Tourism Economy 2013 indicates the potential growth of responsible tourism. With the entire world turning out to be a globalized village, the distance between countries is no longer a major hindrance for getting better health care facilities and treatments. The number of wellness tourists is increasing every day and thus the need of responsible tourism companies is also increasingly felt.
Any person who chooses to travel to some other country in search of better health care and treatment options in order to enhance his physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing is defined as a wellness tourist, which is definitely something much more than your regular spa visits. Wellness tourists travel abroad with the sole aim of getting acquainted to healthy living by rejuvenating and relaxing themselves. Any responsible tourism operator will make his best effort to make available to his customers these facilities.
Tourists enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, biking, walking along natural trails, volunteering, creative activities, and culinary experiences which only a responsible tourism company can offer to its clients. Wellness tourism is a rapidly flourishing market that is estimated to boom by almost $678 billion by the year 2017 where a typical wellness tourist spends 130 percent more than an average global tourist on his tour.
Responsible wellness tourism considers the impact of travel on the community and environment and on the traveler. The issues that are to be considered are pollution, overcrowded cities, industrialization, and its effect on agriculture, economic inequality and more. A core wellness consumer is the one who considerate about both, his well-being as well as about the environment keeping in mind that personal, social, and planetary well being are interdependent on each other.
It is a fact that the responsible tourism and wellness tourism are not linked to each other directly however, the consumers of both the responsible as well as wellness tourism are trying to seek a combined approach that includes the benefits of both the forms of tourism. By connecting to the consumers and making them aware of the offers that will fulfill their requirements and lessen their worries the responsible wellness tourism can cater to all the needs of the consumers and provide services at its best.
The responsible tourism is something that is the most required today and meets the demand of most of the travelers.