03 Sep 2019

Autumn 2019


Welcome to the Autumn issue of ttgmena luxury. In this edition we take a look at how health and wellness is shifting the industry up a gear, moving from a one-off luxury to a holistic option that incorporates authenticity, sense of place and transformational experiences. Be seduced by the mystical wonders of North Africa on page 12, witnessing first-hand the exponential growth and evolution of the well-established region’s tourism offering, fuelled by a notable boost to the luxury segment. On page 18, Marloes Knippenberg, CEO, Kerten Hospitality discusses the group’s expansion drive within the Middle East, enhancing the region’s portfolio with a contemporary approach to boutique luxury. The increasingly lucrative and evermore important health and wellness industry comes under the microscope on page 20, with industry insiders sharing the latest trends and innovations that are currently driving change within the niche, while on page 22, Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute and the Global Wellness Summit shares her expert perspective on this industry, explaining just why this is such an exciting time for wellness worldwide. And wellness is proving an important magnet for high-end travellers to the Americas on page 24, as popular regions such as California improve their wellness offering, while elsewhere in this rich and varied destination, anticipatory and highly personalised services are a major drawcard. Journey to the Land of the Thunder Dragon on page 26, where a unique approach to development is ensuring that Bhutan’s beguiling character stays intact, guaranteeing travellers an authentic off-the-beaten track experience at the highest end of the spectrum. Page 30 takes an in-depth look at the unique travel patterns and consumer behaviours of the influential Millennial generation, with a sneak peek into the rising Generation Z, all set to take over the role as market disruptors.


With wellness at the heart of this issue, we invite you to take a break from the daily grind, have a flick through the issue and let us know what you think.

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