MEDIA & TRAVEL INDUSTRY RELEASE
Friday 27th March, 2020
Internationally awarded "Best Wellness Travel Company Globally 2019" & "Best Wellness Travel Company Globally 2020"
& important pioneer in Wellness Travel,
In This Life Wellness Travel is now leading Travel Agents to Wellness.
TRAVEL AGENTS UP-SKILLING INITIATIVE FOR THE NEXT TRAVEL WAVE
Today In This Life Wellness Travel is announcing its Up-skilling Initiative for the Travel Industry. In particular, for the thousands of Travel Agents, who find themselves out of work or struggling to stay afloat, with uncertainty as to what will come next.
In This Life Wellness Travel’s Director & Founder Joanne Vomiero has released the following statement:
"It is impossible at this time, for health and wellness not to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind around the globe. It has been forced into our consciousness, with our primary focus now the well-being of ourselves, our families and those around us. As a result, when the world reopens, it is likely that one of the first sectors of Travel to recuperate from this epidemic, will be Wellness Travel.
There will be a number of factors driving this. Consider the following:
1. Travellers will be looking for travel options that are safe and healthy, as people will be more conscious than ever about their health and wellbeing. Wellness Travel offers safe, healthy and nurturing environments where wellness is the focus.
2. The Cruise Industry may take quite a while to recuperate from this event. Wellness Travel can be a straight shift for cruise passengers, as it attracts similar demographics and travellers.
3. Domestic Travel will likely be the first travel sector to reopen and Wellness Travel offers domestic travel options in all regions of the world.
Wellness Travel was already the fastest growing sector of the Tourism Industry globally. It was actually growing more than double the rate of General Tourism at 6.5% vs 3.2% pa. with growth predictions of 7.5% pa 2017 – 2022.  After this crisis dissipates, we are likely to see Wellness Tourism evolve even quicker than predicted.
In This Life Wellness Travel’s initiative will offer opportunity for Agents, both currently employed and those who have lost their employment from this event, to up-skill and prepare for what will most likely be one of the first sectors of travel to rise out of this crisis.
We want to help if we can, and whilst we cannot provide agents with immediate cash flow solutions, what we can do is provide them with an opportunity to set themselves up to create income as soon as possible. This is regardless if an agent has managed to keep their position in an agency throughout this crisis or not.
Because our booking system, has been developed with live availability, even agents who no longer have access to the GDS or agency booking tools, will be able to make reservations, creating an opportunity for them to make personal income by offering their services as a Travel Agent or Advisor by becoming an accredited agent of In This Life Wellness Travel. Additionally Travel Agents and Advisors will improve their re-employment opportunities by up-skilling now with new and relevant education, training and skills, making their application more attractive and valuable to employers in the next phase of the Travel Industry.
Wellness Travel is similar to the Cruise Industry, in that it requires some foundation training, particularly when it comes to matching clients to a Wellness Property. It is not unlike the necessity of knowledge required, to match clients to a cruise line or ship. ie: Agents would not recommend past passengers of Crystal Cruise on a Carnival Cruise, nor book clients who regularly sail on Seabourn then onto P&O. There are certain things Agents need to know. In our industry, thus far there has been limited training in Wellness Travel, limited access to product and booking systems for Agents to use.
In This Life Wellness Travel is an Australian owned company but a worldwide operator and world leading Wellness Travel company, having already received several International awards.
We are experts in Wellness Travel globally. We have thoroughly researched the Wellness Travel Industry over the past 5 years. We have hand-picked the largest product range in Wellness Travel and developed a booking system to assist the Travel Industry in searching, finding and booking Wellness Travel experiences for their clients.
In conjunction we have designed and developed our Wellness Travel Agent Training Program to educate Travel Agents in Wellness Travel and provide them with the tools needed to get started in selling this new and exciting genre of travel. Our training will provide Agents with the highest level of Wellness Travel Industry education and training in preparation for the next WAVE in TRAVEL."
 Source: Global Wellness Economy Monitor 2018, Global Wellness Institute.
In This Life Wellness Travel invites Travel Agents to register their expression of interest. Registrations are now open and further information can be found here.