Spa Travel Gal: Traveling overseas for a spa vacation
There’s something deeply satisfying about pressing pause on your daily life to focus on relaxing, pampering and improving your overall health.
A body wrap or a special facial treatment can feel like pressing reset and deleting all of the stress that’s making you run inefficiently.
So can a relaxing vacation — and sometimes it seems like the farther away, the more you can physically and mentally separate from your daily anxieties. Put the two together — an international spa excursion — and you’ve got the recipe for a total glorious reboot.
The International Luxury Travel Market is gearing up for its 2013 conference. For the event this fall, travel spa icons from around the world gather to share ideas and new trends.
Every month, Stritt provides for us her favorite spa travel tips of the month. This month, she brings us one of the world’s best destination spas that is signed up for the spa convention:
Thailand’s Chiva Som: This breathtaking spa, on the Gulf of Thailand, is the only destination spa in the world to make the top three Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Reader’s Travel Awards for the past decade. Travel+Leisure named the World’s Best Destination Spa. Its list of other awards is long. And it’s no wonder why.
This beachfront resort offers 70 treatment rooms and award-winning food using organic fruits and veggies. Enjoy a variety of diverse treatments, from Watsu to kinesis. Relax in the “bathing pavilion” or the flotation pool.
Chiva Som’s Medi-Spa takes the concept of spa to a whole new level, featuring a world-known dermatologist and surgeon. Yes, here you can sign up for minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, such as laser skin rejuvenation, cellulite treatments or scar treatments — just to name a few.
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On the topic of international travel:
International travel is up and is expected to show strong growth for years to come, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, noting the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries’ 2013 Spring Travel Forecast.
Last year was a record-breaking year for international visitors coming to the United States, according to the study. Other predicted high growth regions include China (expected to rise 229 percent) and Saudi Arabia (191 percent).
Traveling internationally? Check out these tips for planning an international spa vacation, courtesy of the Spa Travel Gal.
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