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Bu yozda koronavirus mavsumiy restoranlarning 510 mingdan ortiq ishiga ta'sir qiladi


Restoranlarda, odatda, issiq ob-havo oylarida xodimlar ko'payadi, lekin bu yil emas

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Yoz - ko'pchilik restoranlar uchun eng gavjum mavsum, lekin koronavirus pandemiyasi ta'siri tufayli odatda bu sohaga qo'shiladigan 510 mingdan ortiq ish o'rinlari bo'lmaydi. Milliy restoran assotsiatsiyasiga ko'ra, bu lavozimlarni odatda o'smirlar, kollej talabalari, o'qituvchilar va hatto pensionerlar ham o'z ichiga olgan keng demografik lavozimlar egallaydi.

Savdo uyushmasi tomonidan o'tkazilgan so'nggi tadqiqotlarda, so'ralgan kattalarning yarmi, ularning birinchi muntazam ishi restoran sohasida bo'lganligini aytishdi. Biroq, 2020 yilda birinchi marta ish izlayotganlar styuardessa, server, barmen, oshpaz va hokazo bo'lish imkoniyatiga ega bo'lmasligi mumkin.

Yozgi restoran xodimlari odatda aprel oyida boshlanadi, Nyu -Yorkda - AQShda koronavirus epitsentri bo'lgan ishchilar soni - Kaliforniya, Texas, Illinoys, Pensilvaniya, Massachusets, Ogayo, Shimoliy Karolina, Virjiniya va Janubiy Karolina. Bu yil o'sha shtatlar birlashib, aprel oyining o'zida 2,5 milliondan ortiq restoran ishidan ayrildi.

Garchi pandemiya paytida restoranlar katta yo'qotishlarga duch kelishgan bo'lsa -da, boshqa sanoat tarmoqlari ham juda katta qiyinchiliklarga duch kelishmoqda. Mehnat boshqarmasi ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, 30 milliondan ortiq amerikaliklar ishsiz va bu ishlarga koronavirus pandemiyasi ko'proq ta'sir qilgan.


Qanday qilib koronavirus pandemiyasi sog'lomlashtirish turizmini "yo'q qildi"

Karantin hayotini muvozanatlash uchun "sog'lomlashtirish" uchun har qachongidan ham yuqori mukofot bor - aqliy va jismoniy ma'rifatni izlash - lekin koronavirus pandemiyasi paytida, dush yoki chuqur nafas olish. Va odamlarni sog'lom saqlash uchun virtual sayohatlar, yoga va meditatsiya bo'lsa-da, jismoniy va tez-tez to'yib turadigan dam olish maskanlari va dam olish maskanlari qorong'i bo'lib qoldi, chunki sayohat to'xtaydi va yalang'och ehtiyojlarga ehtiyoj kuchayadi.

2022 yilga kelib 919 milliard dollarga baholanadigan sayyohlik sanoati zarar ko'rmoqda. "Menda sog'lomlashtirish turizmi koronavirusdan qanchalik zarar ko'rishi haqida hech qanday ma'lumot yo'q, lekin hamma sayohatlar singari u ham yo'q bo'lib ketadi", - deydi Bet MakGroarti, Global sog'lomlashtirish institutining vitse -prezidenti va tadqiqot va PR direktori, Yahoo Life -ga 830 2017 yilda millionlab sog'lomlashtirish sayohatlari amalga oshirildi (taqqoslash uchun 2015 yildan 691 millionga ko'p).

21 aprel holatiga ko'ra, Vatauga okrugida (AQSh) koronavirusga chalingan sakkizta holat qayd etilgan, biroq 13 -mart kuni Blue Ridge tog'laridagi yashash san'ati dam olish markazi yopildi, bu esa biznesni 1 million dollarga yo'qotishiga olib keldi. Kimberli Rossi, biznesni rivojlantirish direktori. "Moliyaviy ta'sir katta bo'ldi",-deydi Rossi Yahoo Life-ga, taxminan 2000 mehmonga pul qaytarildi yoki boshqa kunga o'tkazildi va 500 kishilik tibbiy ko'rik-yig'ilish bekor qilindi.

Markaz tezda o'z imzo dasturlarini Internetga o'tkazdi: tinchlantiruvchi nafas olish texnikasiga asoslangan 495 dollarlik baxtli dam olish joyi aprel oyi uchun Internetda 190 dollarga tushdi, "ovqat hazm qilish tizimini qayta tiklash" uchun joyni tozalash o'z-o'zini massaj qilish bilan birlashtirildi. "Alternativ burun teshigidan nafas olish" bo'yicha parhez va video darsliklar va sog'lom retseptlar mavjud edi.

Rossiyaning aytishicha: "G'oya - bu maxsus tashrif buyurish va hech narsadan yaxshiroq bo'lgan mahsulotni etkazib berish, lekin to'liq tajriba emas". Biznes kamida 30 aprelga qadar yopiq va may oyidagi rezervasyonlar cheklangan, garchi Rossining aytishicha, odamlar keyingi kunlarga qayta bron qiladilar. Oldinga qarab, markaz yoga uchun adyol va gilamchalarni yo'q qiladi va mehmonlardan kelganda o'zlarini olib kelishni yoki sotib olishni so'raydi.

Sent-Lusiyadagi BodyHoliday, "bizga tanangizni bir haftaga bering, biz sizga ongingizni qaytarib beramiz" deb va'da berib, 20 mart kuni yopildi, 400 xodimni vaqtincha ishdan bo'shatdi va mehmonlarni bekor qilish to'lovlaridan voz kechdi, lekin hamma narsani o'z ichiga olgan hashamatli kurort. u allaqachon COVID-19dan keyingi kelajakni rejalashtirmoqda.

"Bizning mehmonlarimiz izolyatsiyadan chiqqanda, ularga qanday g'amxo'rlik qilishni his qilishimiz mumkin?" Yahoo Life -ga ijrochi direktor Endryu Barnard. 1-iyunda qayta ochilishi rejalashtirilgan mulk, kasalxonaga mo'ljallangan choyshablar, tanlovning haddan tashqari yuklanishi va uning gigienik protokolining to'liq shaffofligi bilan bog'liq "stressni qo'zg'atuvchilarni" kamaytirish uchun soddalashtirilgan restoran menyusini taqdim etishni rejalashtirmoqda.

Kanadaning Kvebek shahrida (Le Monastère des Augustine) sog'lomlashtirish kurorti va mehmonxonasi xodimlari odatda massaj va qigong mashg'ulotlarini olib borishar edi, ammo pandemiya boshlanganidan beri frantsuz avgustin rohibalari asos solgan shifoxona vaqtincha yangi missiyada.

12 -mart yopilgandan buyon tarixiy mulk saraton kasaliga chalingan yoki o'lik kasal bolalarning ota -onalari uchun bepul boshpanadir. Rejissyor Izabel Dyuchesnewau, mehmonlarni bekor qilish va mahalliy kasalxonadan kelganidan so'ng, o'z yo'nalishini o'zgartirdi, ularning ota -onalari - ba'zilari tibbiy yordam uchun uzoq masofani bosib o'tgan - bolalarini davolash paytida uxlashga joylari yo'q edi.

"Bizning markazda 10 ga yaqin ota -onamiz bor, lekin 32 kishiga joy bor", deydi Duchesnewau Yahoo Lifega. "Ular kerak bo'lguncha qolishlari mumkin." Markaz, shuningdek, Duchesnewau "farishtalar" deb ataydigan birinchi odamlarga koronavirusning ruhiy zo'riqishini engillashtirish va markazning merosini hurmat qilishda yordam berish usullarini qidirmoqda. "Spa xizmatlari va restoransiz ham, - deydi u, - bu sof sog'lomlik."

Gavayidagi Four Seasons Resort Sensei Lanai mehmonlari hozircha termal xaritalash, akupapa va Lomi Lomi massajidan bahramand bo'lishlari mumkin emas, lekin ba'zi xodimlar Zoom-da virtual yoga, fitnes va meditatsiya mashg'ulotlarida qatnashadilar. Yaxshi kayfiyat, shuningdek, Sensei Farmsda etishtirilgan oziq-ovqat bilan ta'minlanadi (odatda, kurort restoranining Nobu tomonidan Sensei restoranida ishlatiladi) va yordamga muhtoj xodimlarga va mahalliy aholiga. "Sensei bosh direktori Kevin Kelli Yahoo Lifega bergan intervyusida:" Bizning yuqori sifatli kurort va sog'lomlashtirish sohasida biz kamroq teginishga majbur bo'lgan bozorga javob berishimiz kerak bo'ladi ". "Shunday qilib, Sensei yangi protokollarni ishlab chiqishi va sog'liqni saqlash dasturimizga o'zgartirish kiritish uchun ko'proq ilm -fan va texnologiyaga tayanishi kerak bo'ladi."

Etti kecha-martda "Beyond: Meksikaning Puerto Vallarta shahridagi yoga chekinishi" ni "Revive Restative Retreats" ga sayohatga yozilgan sakkizta xaridor, kelgusi sanani boshqa kunga rejalashtirishni tanladilar (Beyond: Yoga Retreat, COVID-19 nurida, dam olish maskanining vakili Yahoo Life -ga aytadi), qolgan to'qqiz kishi ehtiyotkorlik bilan safarga chiqib, Bodyart va MELT usuli bo'yicha mashg'ulotlar o'tkazish uchun 1100 dan 2500 dollargacha pul to'laydilar.

Tashkilotchilarning so'zlariga ko'ra, 14 -mart safarida, yaqin hududda koronavirus holatlari qayd etilmagan. Yahoo Life o'sha paytda Puerto Vallartadagi holatlar sonini aniqlay olmadi, garchi Meksika 27 fevralda o'zining birinchi ikkita holatini tasdiqlagan.

Jons Xopkins universiteti koronavirus manbalar markazining ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, 21 aprel kuni ertalabki holatga ko'ra, Meksikada 8,772 ta COVID-19 holati va 712 ta o'lim qayd etilgan. Ammo Meksika sog'liqni saqlash vazirining o'rinbosari Ugo Lopez-Gatell 8-aprelda pandemiyaning ta'siri "sakkiz baravar katta" bo'lishi mumkinligini taxmin qilgan edi.

"Virusni kuzatishga urinib, tropik jannatda dam olishning g'alati vaqti edi", deydi Nyu-Yorklik asoschi Marisa Merlis Yahoo Lifega. Uyga qaytganidan so'ng, asoschilaridan biri Bekka Peysning so'zlariga ko'ra, ba'zilarini oila a'zolari ekskursiyaga "xudbinlik bilan" borishgani uchun baholagan.

Noyabr oyida kompaniyaning Bali shahridagi Ubud shahriga sayohati pandemiya bo'ladimi yoki yo'qmi, bilish juda erta, shuning uchun ayollar xayr-ehsonga asoslangan onlayn-fitness mashg'ulotlarini o'tkazishadi, Merliss esa ro'yxatdan o'tgan hamshira oyiga ikki smenada ishlaydi. Nyu-York-Presviterian kasalxonasida. Aprel va may oylarida bekor qilingan mahalliy "mini-chekinishlar" ni jonlantiring, lekin ba'zi ekspertlar taxmin qilganidek, koronavirus mavsumiy bo'lib qolsa, ko'p kunlik "virtual chekinish" va mumkin bo'lgan pandemiya rejasini ko'rib chiqmoqda.

Biroq, tiklanishiga umid bor. "Men ehtiyotkorlik bilan optimistikman, agar biz yana sayohatni boshlasak, bizning shaxsiy sog'ligimiz va xavfsizligimiz diqqat markazida bo'ladi va sog'lomlashtirish sayohati turizm sohasining tiklanishining birinchi sohalaridan biri bo'ladi", dedi Anne Dimon. Wellness Turizm Assotsiatsiyasi Yahoo Lifega xabar beradi.

MakGroartining aytishicha: "Odamlar ijtimoiy tarmoqlarda virusdan keyingi blokirovka paytida o'z sog'lig'i haqida o'ylaydilar. Sayohat yana ochilgach, sog'lomlashtirish turizmi ayniqsa yaxshi bo'lishi kerak. ” Uning qo'shimcha qilishicha, ijtimoiy uzoqlashish va tabiat va toza havoni kutish uchun mo'ljallangan uzoq yo'nalishlar bizni ruhlantiradi.

"Odamlar samolyotga o'tirib, notanish odamning yonida o'tirishni qulay his qilsalar, biz sayyohlik sanoatining asta -sekin tiklanishini ko'ramiz", deydi Barnard. "Sog'lomlashtirish sanoati yaxshi rivojlangan, chunki odamlar unga har qachongidan ham ko'proq kerak bo'ladi. Ammo bu sekin ko'tarilish bo'ladi. ”


Qanday qilib koronavirus pandemiyasi sog'lomlashtirish turizmini "yo'q qildi"

Karantin hayotini muvozanatlash uchun "sog'lomlashtirish" uchun har qachongidan ham yuqori mukofot bor - aqliy va jismoniy ma'rifatni izlash - lekin koronavirus pandemiyasi paytida, dush yoki chuqur nafas olish. Va odamlarni sog'lom saqlash uchun virtual sayohatlar, yoga va meditatsiya bo'lsa-da, jismoniy va tez-tez to'yib turadigan dam olish maskanlari va dam olish maskanlari qorong'i bo'lib qoldi, chunki sayohat to'xtaydi va yalang'och ehtiyojlarga ehtiyoj kuchayadi.

2022 yilga kelib 919 milliard dollarga baholanadigan sayyohlik sanoati zarar ko'rmoqda. "Menda sog'lomlashtirish turizmi koronavirusdan qanchalik zarar ko'rishi haqida hech qanday ma'lumot yo'q, lekin hamma sayohatlar singari u ham yo'q bo'lib ketadi", - deydi Bet MakGroarti, Global sog'lomlashtirish institutining vitse -prezidenti va tadqiqot va PR direktori, Yahoo Life -ga 830 2017 yilda millionlab sog'lomlashtirish sayohatlari amalga oshirildi (taqqoslash uchun 2015 yildan 691 millionga ko'p).

21 aprel holatiga ko'ra, Vatauga okrugida (AQSh) koronavirusga chalingan sakkizta holat qayd etilgan, biroq 13 -mart kuni Blue Ridge tog'laridagi yashash san'ati dam olish markazi yopildi, bu esa biznesni 1 million dollarga yo'qotishiga olib keldi. Kimberli Rossi, biznesni rivojlantirish direktori. "Moliyaviy ta'sir katta bo'ldi",-deydi Rossi Yahoo Life-ga, taxminan 2000 mehmonga pul qaytarildi yoki boshqa kunga o'tkazildi va 500 kishilik tibbiy ko'rik-yig'ilish bekor qilindi.

Markaz tezda o'z imzo dasturlarini Internetga o'tkazdi: tinchlantiruvchi nafas olish texnikasiga asoslangan 495 dollarlik baxtli dam olish joyi aprel oyi uchun Internetda 190 dollarga tushdi, "ovqat hazm qilish tizimini qayta tiklash" uchun joyni tozalash o'z-o'zini massaj qilish bilan birlashtirildi. "Alternativ burun teshigidan nafas olish" bo'yicha parhez va video darsliklar va sog'lom retseptlar mavjud edi.

Rossiyaning aytishicha: "G'oya - bu maxsus tashrif buyurish va hech narsadan yaxshiroq bo'lgan mahsulotni etkazib berish, lekin to'liq tajriba emas". Biznes kamida 30 aprelga qadar yopiq va may oyidagi rezervasyonlar cheklangan, garchi Rossining aytishicha, odamlar keyingi kunlarga qayta bron qiladilar. Oldinga qarab, markaz yoga uchun adyol va gilamchalarni yo'q qiladi va mehmonlardan kelganda o'zlarini olib kelishni yoki sotib olishni so'raydi.

Sent-Lusiyadagi BodyHoliday, "bizga tanangizni bir haftaga bering, biz sizga ongingizni qaytarib beramiz" deb va'da berib, 20 mart kuni yopildi, 400 xodimni vaqtincha ishdan bo'shatdi va mehmonlarni bekor qilish to'lovlaridan voz kechdi, lekin hamma narsani o'z ichiga olgan hashamatli kurort. u allaqachon COVID-19dan keyingi kelajakni rejalashtirmoqda.

"Bizning mehmonlarimiz izolyatsiyadan chiqqanda, ularga qanday g'amxo'rlik qilishni his qilishimiz mumkin?" Yahoo Life -ga ijrochi direktor Endryu Barnard. 1-iyunda qayta ochilishi rejalashtirilgan mulk, kasalxonaga mo'ljallangan choyshablar, tanlovning haddan tashqari yuklanishi va uning gigienik protokolining to'liq shaffofligi bilan bog'liq "stressni qo'zg'atuvchilarni" kamaytirish uchun soddalashtirilgan restoran menyusini taqdim etishni rejalashtirmoqda.

Kanadaning Kvebek shahrida (Le Monastère des Augustine) sog'lomlashtirish kurorti va mehmonxonasi xodimlari odatda massaj va qigong mashg'ulotlarini olib borishar edi, ammo pandemiya boshlanganidan beri frantsuz avgustin rohibalari asos solgan shifoxona vaqtincha yangi missiyada.

12 -mart yopilgandan buyon tarixiy mulk saraton kasaliga chalingan yoki o'lik kasal bolalarning ota -onalari uchun bepul boshpanadir. Rejissyor Izabel Dyuchesnewau, mehmonlarni bekor qilish va mahalliy kasalxonadan kelganidan so'ng, o'z yo'nalishini o'zgartirdi, ularning ota -onalari - ba'zilari tibbiy yordam uchun uzoq masofani bosib o'tgan - bolalarini davolash paytida uxlashga joylari yo'q edi.

"Bizning markazda 10 ga yaqin ota -onamiz bor, lekin 32 kishiga joy bor", deydi Duchesnewau Yahoo Lifega. "Ular kerak bo'lguncha qolishlari mumkin." Markaz, shuningdek, Duchesnewau "farishtalar" deb ataydigan birinchi odamlarga koronavirusning ruhiy zo'riqishini engillashtirish va markazning merosini hurmat qilishda yordam berish usullarini qidirmoqda. "Spa xizmatlari va restoransiz ham, - deydi u, - bu sof sog'lomlik."

Gavayidagi Four Seasons Resort Sensei Lanai mehmonlari hozircha termal xaritalash, akupapa va Lomi Lomi massajidan bahramand bo'lishlari mumkin emas, lekin ba'zi xodimlar Zoom-da virtual yoga, fitnes va meditatsiya mashg'ulotlarida qatnashadilar. Yaxshi kayfiyat, shuningdek, Sensei Farmsda etishtirilgan oziq-ovqat bilan ta'minlanadi (odatda, kurort restoranining Nobu tomonidan Sensei restoranida ishlatiladi) va yordamga muhtoj xodimlarga va mahalliy aholiga. "Sensei bosh direktori Kevin Kelli Yahoo Lifega bergan intervyusida:" Bizning yuqori sifatli kurort va sog'lomlashtirish sohasida biz kamroq teginishga majbur bo'lgan bozorga javob berishimiz kerak bo'ladi ". "Shunday qilib, Sensei yangi protokollarni ishlab chiqishi va sog'liqni saqlash dasturimizga o'zgartirish kiritish uchun ko'proq ilm -fan va texnologiyaga tayanishi kerak bo'ladi."

Etti kecha-martda "Beyond: Meksikaning Puerto Vallarta shahridagi yoga chekinishi" ni "Revive Restative Retreats" ga sayohatga yozilgan sakkizta xaridor, kelgusi sanani boshqa kunga rejalashtirishni tanladilar (Beyond: Yoga Retreat, COVID-19 nurida, dam olish maskanining vakili Yahoo Life -ga aytadi), qolgan to'qqiz kishi ehtiyotkorlik bilan safarga chiqib, Bodyart va MELT usuli bo'yicha mashg'ulotlar o'tkazish uchun 1100 dan 2500 dollargacha pul to'laydilar.

Tashkilotchilarning so'zlariga ko'ra, 14 -mart safarida, yaqin hududda koronavirus holatlari qayd etilmagan. Yahoo Life o'sha paytda Puerto Vallartadagi holatlar sonini aniqlay olmadi, garchi Meksika 27 fevralda o'zining birinchi ikkita holatini tasdiqlagan.

Jons Xopkins universiteti koronavirus manbalar markazining ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, 21 aprel kuni ertalabki holatga ko'ra, Meksikada 8,772 ta COVID-19 holati va 712 ta o'lim qayd etilgan. Ammo Meksika sog'liqni saqlash vazirining o'rinbosari Ugo Lopez-Gatell 8-aprelda pandemiyaning ta'siri "sakkiz baravar katta" bo'lishi mumkinligini taxmin qilgan edi.

"Virusni kuzatishga urinib, tropik jannatda dam olishning g'alati vaqti edi", deydi Nyu-Yorklik asoschi Marisa Merlis Yahoo Lifega. Uyga qaytganidan so'ng, asoschilaridan biri Bekka Peysning so'zlariga ko'ra, ba'zilarini oila a'zolari ekskursiyaga "xudbinlik bilan" borishgani uchun baholagan.

Noyabr oyida kompaniyaning Bali shahridagi Ubud shahriga sayohati pandemiya bo'ladimi yoki yo'qmi, bilish juda erta, shuning uchun ayollar xayr-ehsonga asoslangan onlayn-fitness mashg'ulotlarini o'tkazishadi, Merliss esa ro'yxatdan o'tgan hamshira oyiga ikki smenada ishlaydi. Nyu-York-Presviterian kasalxonasida. Aprel va may oylarida bekor qilingan mahalliy "mini-chekinishlar" ni jonlantiring, lekin ba'zi ekspertlar taxmin qilganidek, koronavirus mavsumiy bo'lib qolsa, ko'p kunlik "virtual chekinish" va mumkin bo'lgan pandemiya rejasini ko'rib chiqmoqda.

Biroq, tiklanishiga umid bor. "Men ehtiyotkorlik bilan optimistikman, agar biz yana sayohatni boshlasak, bizning shaxsiy sog'ligimiz va xavfsizligimiz diqqat markazida bo'ladi va sog'lomlashtirish sayohati turizm sohasining tiklanishining birinchi sohalaridan biri bo'ladi", dedi Anne Dimon. Wellness Turizm Assotsiatsiyasi Yahoo Lifega xabar beradi.

MakGroartining aytishicha: "Odamlar ijtimoiy tarmoqlarda virusdan keyingi blokirovka paytida o'z sog'lig'i haqida o'ylaydilar. Sayohat yana ochilgach, sog'lomlashtirish turizmi ayniqsa yaxshi bo'lishi kerak. ” Uning qo'shimcha qilishicha, ijtimoiy uzoqlashish va tabiat va toza havoni kutish uchun mo'ljallangan uzoq yo'nalishlar bizni ruhlantiradi.

"Odamlar samolyotga o'tirib, notanish odamning yonida o'tirishni qulay his qilsalar, biz sayyohlik sanoatining asta -sekin tiklanishini ko'ramiz", deydi Barnard. "Sog'lomlashtirish sanoati yaxshi rivojlangan, chunki odamlar unga har qachongidan ham ko'proq kerak bo'ladi. Ammo bu sekin ko'tarilish bo'ladi. ”


Qanday qilib koronavirus pandemiyasi sog'lomlashtirish turizmini "yo'q qildi"

Karantin hayotini muvozanatlash uchun "sog'lomlashtirish" uchun har qachongidan ham yuqori mukofot bor - aqliy va jismoniy ma'rifatni izlash - lekin koronavirus pandemiyasi paytida, dush yoki chuqur nafas olish. Va odamlarni sog'lom saqlash uchun virtual sayohatlar, yoga va meditatsiya bo'lsa-da, jismoniy va tez-tez to'yib turadigan dam olish maskanlari va dam olish maskanlari qorong'i bo'lib qoldi, chunki sayohat to'xtaydi va yalang'och ehtiyojlarga ehtiyoj kuchayadi.

2022 yilga kelib 919 milliard dollarga baholanadigan sayyohlik sanoati zarar ko'rmoqda. "Menda sog'lomlashtirish turizmi koronavirusdan qanchalik zarar ko'rishi haqida hech qanday ma'lumot yo'q, lekin hamma sayohatlar singari u ham yo'q bo'lib ketadi", - deydi Bet MakGroarti, Global sog'lomlashtirish institutining vitse -prezidenti va tadqiqot va PR direktori, Yahoo Life -ga 830 2017 yilda millionlab sog'lomlashtirish sayohatlari amalga oshirildi (taqqoslash uchun 2015 yildan 691 millionga ko'p).

21 aprel holatiga ko'ra, Vatauga okrugida (AQSh) koronavirusga chalingan sakkizta holat qayd etilgan, biroq 13 -mart kuni Blue Ridge tog'laridagi yashash san'ati dam olish markazi yopildi, bu esa biznesni 1 million dollarga yo'qotishiga olib keldi. Kimberli Rossi, biznesni rivojlantirish direktori. "Moliyaviy ta'sir katta bo'ldi",-deydi Rossi Yahoo Life-ga, taxminan 2000 mehmonga pul qaytarildi yoki boshqa kunga o'tkazildi va 500 kishilik tibbiy ko'rik-yig'ilish bekor qilindi.

Markaz tezda o'z imzo dasturlarini Internetga o'tkazdi: tinchlantiruvchi nafas olish texnikasiga asoslangan 495 dollarlik baxtli dam olish joyi aprel oyi uchun Internetda 190 dollarga tushdi, "ovqat hazm qilish tizimini qayta tiklash" uchun joyni tozalash o'z-o'zini massaj qilish bilan birlashtirildi. "Alternativ burun teshigidan nafas olish" bo'yicha parhez va video darsliklar va sog'lom retseptlar mavjud edi.

Rossiyaning aytishicha: "G'oya - bu maxsus tashrif buyurish va hech narsadan yaxshiroq bo'lgan mahsulotni etkazib berish, lekin to'liq tajriba emas". Biznes kamida 30 aprelga qadar yopiq va may oyidagi rezervasyonlar cheklangan, garchi Rossining aytishicha, odamlar keyingi kunlarga qayta bron qiladilar. Oldinga qarab, markaz yoga uchun adyol va gilamchalarni yo'q qiladi va mehmonlardan kelganda o'zlarini olib kelishni yoki sotib olishni so'raydi.

Sent-Lusiyadagi BodyHoliday, "bizga tanangizni bir haftaga bering, biz sizga ongingizni qaytarib beramiz" deb va'da berib, 20 mart kuni yopildi, 400 xodimni vaqtincha ishdan bo'shatdi va mehmonlarni bekor qilish to'lovlaridan voz kechdi, lekin hamma narsani o'z ichiga olgan hashamatli kurort. u allaqachon COVID-19dan keyingi kelajakni rejalashtirmoqda.

"Bizning mehmonlarimiz izolyatsiyadan chiqqanda, ularga qanday g'amxo'rlik qilishni his qilishimiz mumkin?" Yahoo Life -ga ijrochi direktor Endryu Barnard. 1-iyunda qayta ochilishi rejalashtirilgan mulk, kasalxonaga mo'ljallangan choyshablar, tanlovning haddan tashqari yuklanishi va uning gigienik protokolining to'liq shaffofligi bilan bog'liq "stressni qo'zg'atuvchilarni" kamaytirish uchun soddalashtirilgan restoran menyusini taqdim etishni rejalashtirmoqda.

Kanadaning Kvebek shahrida (Le Monastère des Augustine) sog'lomlashtirish kurorti va mehmonxonasi xodimlari odatda massaj va qigong mashg'ulotlarini olib borishar edi, ammo pandemiya boshlanganidan beri frantsuz avgustin rohibalari asos solgan shifoxona vaqtincha yangi missiyada.

12 -mart yopilgandan buyon tarixiy mulk saraton kasaliga chalingan yoki o'lik kasal bolalarning ota -onalari uchun bepul boshpanadir. Rejissyor Izabel Dyuchesnewau, mehmonlarni bekor qilish va mahalliy kasalxonadan kelganidan so'ng, o'z yo'nalishini o'zgartirdi, ularning ota -onalari - ba'zilari tibbiy yordam uchun uzoq masofani bosib o'tgan - bolalarini davolash paytida uxlashga joylari yo'q edi.

"Bizning markazda 10 ga yaqin ota -onamiz bor, lekin 32 kishiga joy bor", deydi Duchesnewau Yahoo Lifega. "Ular kerak bo'lguncha qolishlari mumkin." Markaz, shuningdek, Duchesnewau "farishtalar" deb ataydigan birinchi odamlarga koronavirusning ruhiy zo'riqishini engillashtirish va markazning merosini hurmat qilishda yordam berish usullarini qidirmoqda. "Spa xizmatlari va restoransiz ham, - deydi u, - bu sof sog'lomlik."

Gavayidagi Four Seasons Resort Sensei Lanai mehmonlari hozircha termal xaritalash, akupapa va Lomi Lomi massajidan bahramand bo'lishlari mumkin emas, lekin ba'zi xodimlar Zoom-da virtual yoga, fitnes va meditatsiya mashg'ulotlarida qatnashadilar. Yaxshi kayfiyat, shuningdek, Sensei Farmsda etishtirilgan oziq-ovqat bilan ta'minlanadi (odatda, kurort restoranining Nobu tomonidan Sensei restoranida ishlatiladi) va yordamga muhtoj xodimlarga va mahalliy aholiga. "Sensei bosh direktori Kevin Kelli Yahoo Lifega bergan intervyusida:" Bizning yuqori sifatli kurort va sog'lomlashtirish sohasida biz kamroq teginishga majbur bo'lgan bozorga javob berishimiz kerak bo'ladi ". "Shunday qilib, Sensei yangi protokollarni ishlab chiqishi va sog'liqni saqlash dasturimizga o'zgartirish kiritish uchun ko'proq ilm -fan va texnologiyaga tayanishi kerak bo'ladi."

Etti kecha-martda "Beyond: Meksikaning Puerto Vallarta shahridagi yoga chekinishi" ni "Revive Restative Retreats" ga sayohatga yozilgan sakkizta xaridor, kelgusi sanani boshqa kunga rejalashtirishni tanladilar (Beyond: Yoga Retreat, COVID-19 nurida, dam olish maskanining vakili Yahoo Life -ga aytadi), qolgan to'qqiz kishi ehtiyotkorlik bilan safarga chiqib, Bodyart va MELT usuli bo'yicha mashg'ulotlar o'tkazish uchun 1100 dan 2500 dollargacha pul to'laydilar.

Tashkilotchilarning so'zlariga ko'ra, 14 -mart safarida, yaqin hududda koronavirus holatlari qayd etilmagan. Yahoo Life o'sha paytda Puerto Vallartadagi holatlar sonini aniqlay olmadi, garchi Meksika 27 fevralda o'zining birinchi ikkita holatini tasdiqlagan.

Jons Xopkins universiteti koronavirus manbalar markazining ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, 21 aprel kuni ertalabki holatga ko'ra, Meksikada 8,772 ta COVID-19 holati va 712 ta o'lim qayd etilgan. Ammo Meksika sog'liqni saqlash vazirining o'rinbosari Ugo Lopez-Gatell 8-aprelda pandemiyaning ta'siri "sakkiz baravar katta" bo'lishi mumkinligini taxmin qilgan edi.

"Virusni kuzatishga urinib, tropik jannatda dam olishning g'alati vaqti edi", deydi Nyu-Yorklik asoschi Marisa Merlis Yahoo Lifega. Uyga qaytganidan so'ng, asoschilaridan biri Bekka Peysning so'zlariga ko'ra, ba'zilarini oila a'zolari ekskursiyaga "xudbinlik bilan" borishgani uchun baholagan.

Noyabr oyida kompaniyaning Bali shahridagi Ubud shahriga sayohati pandemiya bo'ladimi yoki yo'qmi, bilish juda erta, shuning uchun ayollar xayr-ehsonga asoslangan onlayn-fitness mashg'ulotlarini o'tkazishadi, Merliss esa ro'yxatdan o'tgan hamshira oyiga ikki smenada ishlaydi. Nyu-York-Presviterian kasalxonasida. Aprel va may oylarida bekor qilingan mahalliy "mini-chekinishlar" ni jonlantiring, lekin ba'zi ekspertlar taxmin qilganidek, koronavirus mavsumiy bo'lib qolsa, ko'p kunlik "virtual chekinish" va mumkin bo'lgan pandemiya rejasini ko'rib chiqmoqda.

Biroq, tiklanishiga umid bor. "Men ehtiyotkorlik bilan optimistikman, agar biz yana sayohatni boshlasak, bizning shaxsiy sog'ligimiz va xavfsizligimiz diqqat markazida bo'ladi va sog'lomlashtirish sayohati turizm sohasining tiklanishining birinchi sohalaridan biri bo'ladi", dedi Anne Dimon. Wellness Turizm Assotsiatsiyasi Yahoo Lifega xabar beradi.

MakGroartining aytishicha: "Odamlar ijtimoiy tarmoqlarda virusdan keyingi blokirovka paytida o'z sog'lig'i haqida o'ylaydilar. Sayohat yana ochilgach, sog'lomlashtirish turizmi ayniqsa yaxshi bo'lishi kerak. ” Uning qo'shimcha qilishicha, ijtimoiy uzoqlashish va tabiat va toza havoni kutish uchun mo'ljallangan uzoq yo'nalishlar bizni ruhlantiradi.

"Odamlar samolyotga o'tirib, notanish odamning yonida o'tirishni qulay his qilsalar, biz sayyohlik sanoatining asta -sekin tiklanishini ko'ramiz", deydi Barnard. "Sog'lomlashtirish sanoati yaxshi rivojlangan, chunki odamlar unga har qachongidan ham ko'proq kerak bo'ladi. Ammo bu sekin ko'tarilish bo'ladi. ”


Qanday qilib koronavirus pandemiyasi sog'lomlashtirish turizmini "yo'q qildi"

Karantin hayotini muvozanatlash uchun "sog'lomlashtirish" uchun har qachongidan ham yuqori mukofot bor - aqliy va jismoniy ma'rifatni izlash - lekin koronavirus pandemiyasi paytida, dush yoki chuqur nafas olish. Va odamlarni sog'lom saqlash uchun virtual sayohatlar, yoga va meditatsiya bo'lsa-da, jismoniy va tez-tez to'yib turadigan dam olish maskanlari va dam olish maskanlari qorong'i bo'lib qoldi, chunki sayohat to'xtaydi va yalang'och ehtiyojlarga ehtiyoj kuchayadi.

2022 yilga kelib 919 milliard dollarga baholanadigan sayyohlik sanoati zarar ko'rmoqda. "Menda sog'lomlashtirish turizmi koronavirusdan qanchalik zarar ko'rishi haqida hech qanday ma'lumot yo'q, lekin hamma sayohatlar singari u ham yo'q bo'lib ketadi", - deydi Bet MakGroarti, Global sog'lomlashtirish institutining vitse -prezidenti va tadqiqot va PR direktori, Yahoo Life -ga 830 2017 yilda millionlab sog'lomlashtirish sayohatlari amalga oshirildi (taqqoslash uchun 2015 yildan 691 millionga ko'p).

21 aprel holatiga ko'ra, Vatauga okrugida (AQSh) koronavirusga chalingan sakkizta holat qayd etilgan, biroq 13 -mart kuni Blue Ridge tog'laridagi yashash san'ati dam olish markazi yopildi, bu esa biznesni 1 million dollarga yo'qotishiga olib keldi. Kimberli Rossi, biznesni rivojlantirish direktori. "Moliyaviy ta'sir katta bo'ldi",-deydi Rossi Yahoo Life-ga, taxminan 2000 mehmonga pul qaytarildi yoki boshqa kunga o'tkazildi va 500 kishilik tibbiy ko'rik-yig'ilish bekor qilindi.

Markaz tezda o'z imzo dasturlarini Internetga o'tkazdi: tinchlantiruvchi nafas olish texnikasiga asoslangan 495 dollarlik baxtli dam olish joyi aprel oyi uchun Internetda 190 dollarga tushdi, "ovqat hazm qilish tizimini qayta tiklash" uchun joyni tozalash o'z-o'zini massaj qilish bilan birlashtirildi. "Alternativ burun teshigidan nafas olish" bo'yicha parhez va video darsliklar va sog'lom retseptlar mavjud edi.

Rossiyaning aytishicha: "G'oya - bu maxsus tashrif buyurish va hech narsadan yaxshiroq bo'lgan mahsulotni etkazib berish, lekin to'liq tajriba emas". Biznes kamida 30 aprelga qadar yopiq va may oyidagi rezervasyonlar cheklangan, garchi Rossining aytishicha, odamlar keyingi kunlarga qayta bron qiladilar. Oldinga qarab, markaz yoga uchun adyol va gilamchalarni yo'q qiladi va mehmonlardan kelganda o'zlarini olib kelishni yoki sotib olishni so'raydi.

Sent-Lusiyadagi BodyHoliday, "bizga tanangizni bir haftaga bering, biz sizga ongingizni qaytarib beramiz" deb va'da berib, 20 mart kuni yopildi, 400 xodimni vaqtincha ishdan bo'shatdi va mehmonlarni bekor qilish to'lovlaridan voz kechdi, lekin hamma narsani o'z ichiga olgan hashamatli kurort. u allaqachon COVID-19dan keyingi kelajakni rejalashtirmoqda.

"Bizning mehmonlarimiz izolyatsiyadan chiqqanda, ularga qanday g'amxo'rlik qilishni his qilishimiz mumkin?" Yahoo Life -ga ijrochi direktor Endryu Barnard. 1-iyunda qayta ochilishi rejalashtirilgan mulk, kasalxonaga mo'ljallangan choyshablar, tanlovning haddan tashqari yuklanishi va uning gigienik protokolining to'liq shaffofligi bilan bog'liq "stressni qo'zg'atuvchilarni" kamaytirish uchun soddalashtirilgan restoran menyusini taqdim etishni rejalashtirmoqda.

Kanadaning Kvebek shahrida (Le Monastère des Augustine) sog'lomlashtirish kurorti va mehmonxonasi xodimlari odatda massaj va qigong mashg'ulotlarini olib borishar edi, ammo pandemiya boshlanganidan beri frantsuz avgustin rohibalari asos solgan shifoxona vaqtincha yangi missiyada.

12 -mart yopilgandan buyon tarixiy mulk saraton kasaliga chalingan yoki o'lik kasal bolalarning ota -onalari uchun bepul boshpanadir. Rejissyor Izabel Dyuchesnewau, mehmonlarni bekor qilish va mahalliy kasalxonadan kelganidan so'ng, o'z yo'nalishini o'zgartirdi, ularning ota -onalari - ba'zilari tibbiy yordam uchun uzoq masofani bosib o'tgan - bolalarini davolash paytida uxlashga joylari yo'q edi.

"Bizning markazda 10 ga yaqin ota -onamiz bor, lekin 32 kishiga joy bor", deydi Duchesnewau Yahoo Lifega. "Ular kerak bo'lguncha qolishlari mumkin." Markaz, shuningdek, Duchesnewau "farishtalar" deb ataydigan birinchi odamlarga koronavirusning ruhiy zo'riqishini engillashtirish va markazning merosini hurmat qilishda yordam berish usullarini qidirmoqda. "Spa xizmatlari va restoransiz ham, - deydi u, - bu sof sog'lomlik."

Gavayidagi Four Seasons Resort Sensei Lanai mehmonlari hozircha termal xaritalash, akupapa va Lomi Lomi massajidan bahramand bo'lishlari mumkin emas, lekin ba'zi xodimlar Zoom-da virtual yoga, fitnes va meditatsiya mashg'ulotlarida qatnashadilar. Yaxshi kayfiyat, shuningdek, Sensei Farmsda etishtirilgan oziq-ovqat bilan ta'minlanadi (odatda, kurort restoranining Nobu tomonidan Sensei restoranida ishlatiladi) va yordamga muhtoj xodimlarga va mahalliy aholiga. "Sensei bosh direktori Kevin Kelli Yahoo Lifega bergan intervyusida:" Bizning yuqori sifatli kurort va sog'lomlashtirish sohasida biz kamroq teginishga majbur bo'lgan bozorga javob berishimiz kerak bo'ladi ". "Shunday qilib, Sensei yangi protokollarni ishlab chiqishi va sog'liqni saqlash dasturimizga o'zgartirish kiritish uchun ko'proq ilm -fan va texnologiyaga tayanishi kerak bo'ladi."

Etti kecha-martda "Beyond: Meksikaning Puerto Vallarta shahridagi yoga chekinishi" ni "Revive Restative Retreats" ga sayohatga yozilgan sakkizta xaridor, kelgusi sanani boshqa kunga rejalashtirishni tanladilar (Beyond: Yoga Retreat, COVID-19 nurida, dam olish maskanining vakili Yahoo Life -ga aytadi), qolgan to'qqiz kishi ehtiyotkorlik bilan safarga chiqib, Bodyart va MELT usuli bo'yicha mashg'ulotlar o'tkazish uchun 1100 dan 2500 dollargacha pul to'laydilar.

Tashkilotchilarning so'zlariga ko'ra, 14 -mart safarida, yaqin hududda koronavirus holatlari qayd etilmagan. Yahoo Life o'sha paytda Puerto Vallartadagi holatlar sonini aniqlay olmadi, garchi Meksika 27 fevralda o'zining birinchi ikkita holatini tasdiqlagan.

Jons Xopkins universiteti koronavirus manbalar markazining ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, 21 aprel kuni ertalabki holatga ko'ra, Meksikada 8,772 ta COVID-19 holati va 712 ta o'lim qayd etilgan. Ammo Meksika sog'liqni saqlash vazirining o'rinbosari Ugo Lopez-Gatell 8-aprelda pandemiyaning ta'siri "sakkiz baravar katta" bo'lishi mumkinligini taxmin qilgan edi.

"Virusni kuzatishga urinib, tropik jannatda dam olishning g'alati vaqti edi", deydi Nyu-Yorklik asoschi Marisa Merlis Yahoo Lifega. Uyga qaytganidan so'ng, asoschilaridan biri Bekka Peysning so'zlariga ko'ra, ba'zilarini oila a'zolari ekskursiyaga "xudbinlik bilan" borishgani uchun baholagan.

Noyabr oyida kompaniyaning Bali shahridagi Ubud shahriga sayohati pandemiya bo'ladimi yoki yo'qmi, bilish juda erta, shuning uchun ayollar xayr-ehsonga asoslangan onlayn-fitness mashg'ulotlarini o'tkazishadi, Merliss esa ro'yxatdan o'tgan hamshira oyiga ikki smenada ishlaydi. Nyu-York-Presviterian kasalxonasida. Aprel va may oylarida bekor qilingan mahalliy "mini-chekinishlar" ni jonlantiring, lekin ba'zi ekspertlar taxmin qilganidek, koronavirus mavsumiy bo'lib qolsa, ko'p kunlik "virtual chekinish" va mumkin bo'lgan pandemiya rejasini ko'rib chiqmoqda.

Biroq, tiklanishiga umid bor. “I am being cautiously optimistic that when we all begin traveling again, our personal health and safety will be top of mind, and that wellness travel will be one of the first sectors of the tourism industry to recover,” Anne Dimon, the president of the Wellness Tourism Association tells Yahoo Life.

McGroarty says, “People are fantasizing about their wellness travels post-virus lockdown all over social media. As travel opens up again, wellness tourism should do especially well.” She adds that remote destinations designed for social distancing and the anticipation of nature and fresh air is encouraging.

“When people feel comfortable getting on a plane and sitting next to a stranger, we’ll see a gradual rebuilding of the travel industry,” says Barnard. “The wellness industry is well-poised because people will need it more than ever. But it will be a slow climb.”


How the coronavirus pandemic has 'decimated' the wellness tourism industry

To counterbalance quarantine life, there is a higher premium than ever on “wellness” — the quest for mental and physical enlightenment — but during the coronavirus pandemic, showering or deep breathing counts. And while there are virtual hikes, yoga and meditation to keep people sane, wellness resorts and retreats, which offer physical and often-opulent respite, have gone dark as travel halts and the need for bare necessities deepens.

Wellness tourism, an estimated $919 billion industry by 2022, is hurting. “I do not have any data on how much wellness tourism is hurt by coronavirus, but like all travel, it’s decimated,” Beth McGroarty, vice president and director of research and PR at the Global Wellness Institute, tells Yahoo Life, adding that 830 million wellness trips were taken in 2017 (691 million more since 2015, for comparison).

There are only eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Watauga County, N.C., as of April 21, but the Art of Living Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains shut down on March 13, a precaution that led to a $1 million loss in business, according to Kimberly Rossi, director of business development. “There has been a significant financial impact,” Rossi tells Yahoo Life, adding that approximately 2,000 guests were refunded or rescheduled, and a 500-attendee holistic medical convention was canceled.

The center quickly took its signature programs online: a $495 Happiness Retreat centered on a calming breathing technique was reduced to $190 online for the month of April, an onsite cleanse to “reset the digestive system” was pared down to self-massage and a simple diet and video tutorials on “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” and healthy recipes were made available.

“The idea is to have a dedicated presence and deliver a product which is better than nothing but also not the full experience,” says Rossi. Business is closed until at least April 30, and May reservations are in limbo, although Rossi says people are rebooking for later dates. Going forward, the center will eradicate communal yoga blankets and mats and ask guests to bring their own or purchase upon arrival.

BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, which promises “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” closed on March 20, temporarily laid off 400 employees and waived guest cancellation fees, but the all-inclusive luxury resort is already planning for a post-COVID-19 future.

“When our guests come out of isolation, how can we make them feel cared for?” executive director Andrew Barnard tells Yahoo Life. The property, set to reopen on June 1, plans to provide hospital-grade bed linens, a simplified restaurant menu to reduce “stress triggers” associated with choice overload and full transparency of its hygienic protocol.

In Quebec City, Canada, employees at the Le Monastère des Augustine wellness spa and hotel would typically be administering massages and leading qigong classes, but since the pandemic, the hospital founded by French Augustinian nuns is temporarily on a new mission.

Since closing on March 12, the historic property is now a free shelter for parents of sick or terminally ill children with cancer. Director Isabelle Duchesnewau changed course after a flood of guest cancellations and learning from a local hospital that parents — some of whom who traveled long distances for medical care — had nowhere to sleep during their children’s treatments.

“We have about 10 parents at the center, but there is room for 32,” Duchesnewau tells Yahoo Life. “They can stay for as long as they need.” The center is also looking for ways to help first responders, who Duchesnewau calls “angels,” to ease the mental strain of the coronavirus and honor the center’s legacy. “Even without spa services and the restaurant,” she says, “this is pure wellness.”

And guests of Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii cannot enjoy thermal body mapping, aqua-therapy and Lomi Lomi massage right now, but some staff partake of virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes on Zoom. The well-being retreat is also providing food grown at Sensei Farms (normally used at the resort’s restaurant Sensei by Nobu) to employees and local residents in need. “In our high-touch spa and wellness retreats business, we will need to respond to a market that has been forced to touch less,” Sensei CEO Kevin Kelly tells Yahoo Life. “So, Sensei will need to develop new protocols and rely more heavily on science and technology to make adjustments to our wellness programming.”

Eight customers who signed up for a seven-night March getaway to Beyond: Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through Revive Restorative Retreats chose to reschedule for a future date (a concession made by Beyond: Yoga Retreat in light of COVID-19, a resort spokesperson tells Yahoo Life), while nine others cautiously embarked on the trip paying anywhere from $1,100 to $2,500 to practice Bodyart and MELT Method training.

According to the organizers, at the time of the March 14 trip, there were no reported coronavirus cases in the immediate region. Yahoo Life was not immediately able to verify the number of cases in Puerto Vallarta at that time, although Mexico confirmed its first two cases on Feb. 27.

As of the morning of April 21, Mexico had 8,772 reported COVID-19 cases and 712 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. But Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell had estimated on April 8 that the pandemic’s impact may be “eight times bigger.”

“It was this weird time of enjoying a tropical paradise while trying to monitor the virus,” co-founder Marisa Merliss of New York tells Yahoo Life. After returning home, adds co-founder Becca Pace, some were judged by family members for “selfishly” taking the excursion.

It’s too soon to know whether the company’s November trip to Ubud, Bali, will happen the pandemic hit before Revive could start advertising, so the women are teaching donation-based online fitness classes, while Merliss, a registered nurse, works two shifts per month at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Revive canceled local “mini-retreats” in April and May but is considering a multi-day “virtual retreat” and a possible pandemic contingency plan if the coronavirus turns seasonal, as speculated by some experts.

However, there is hope for recovery. “I am being cautiously optimistic that when we all begin traveling again, our personal health and safety will be top of mind, and that wellness travel will be one of the first sectors of the tourism industry to recover,” Anne Dimon, the president of the Wellness Tourism Association tells Yahoo Life.

McGroarty says, “People are fantasizing about their wellness travels post-virus lockdown all over social media. As travel opens up again, wellness tourism should do especially well.” She adds that remote destinations designed for social distancing and the anticipation of nature and fresh air is encouraging.

“When people feel comfortable getting on a plane and sitting next to a stranger, we’ll see a gradual rebuilding of the travel industry,” says Barnard. “The wellness industry is well-poised because people will need it more than ever. But it will be a slow climb.”


How the coronavirus pandemic has 'decimated' the wellness tourism industry

To counterbalance quarantine life, there is a higher premium than ever on “wellness” — the quest for mental and physical enlightenment — but during the coronavirus pandemic, showering or deep breathing counts. And while there are virtual hikes, yoga and meditation to keep people sane, wellness resorts and retreats, which offer physical and often-opulent respite, have gone dark as travel halts and the need for bare necessities deepens.

Wellness tourism, an estimated $919 billion industry by 2022, is hurting. “I do not have any data on how much wellness tourism is hurt by coronavirus, but like all travel, it’s decimated,” Beth McGroarty, vice president and director of research and PR at the Global Wellness Institute, tells Yahoo Life, adding that 830 million wellness trips were taken in 2017 (691 million more since 2015, for comparison).

There are only eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Watauga County, N.C., as of April 21, but the Art of Living Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains shut down on March 13, a precaution that led to a $1 million loss in business, according to Kimberly Rossi, director of business development. “There has been a significant financial impact,” Rossi tells Yahoo Life, adding that approximately 2,000 guests were refunded or rescheduled, and a 500-attendee holistic medical convention was canceled.

The center quickly took its signature programs online: a $495 Happiness Retreat centered on a calming breathing technique was reduced to $190 online for the month of April, an onsite cleanse to “reset the digestive system” was pared down to self-massage and a simple diet and video tutorials on “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” and healthy recipes were made available.

“The idea is to have a dedicated presence and deliver a product which is better than nothing but also not the full experience,” says Rossi. Business is closed until at least April 30, and May reservations are in limbo, although Rossi says people are rebooking for later dates. Going forward, the center will eradicate communal yoga blankets and mats and ask guests to bring their own or purchase upon arrival.

BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, which promises “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” closed on March 20, temporarily laid off 400 employees and waived guest cancellation fees, but the all-inclusive luxury resort is already planning for a post-COVID-19 future.

“When our guests come out of isolation, how can we make them feel cared for?” executive director Andrew Barnard tells Yahoo Life. The property, set to reopen on June 1, plans to provide hospital-grade bed linens, a simplified restaurant menu to reduce “stress triggers” associated with choice overload and full transparency of its hygienic protocol.

In Quebec City, Canada, employees at the Le Monastère des Augustine wellness spa and hotel would typically be administering massages and leading qigong classes, but since the pandemic, the hospital founded by French Augustinian nuns is temporarily on a new mission.

Since closing on March 12, the historic property is now a free shelter for parents of sick or terminally ill children with cancer. Director Isabelle Duchesnewau changed course after a flood of guest cancellations and learning from a local hospital that parents — some of whom who traveled long distances for medical care — had nowhere to sleep during their children’s treatments.

“We have about 10 parents at the center, but there is room for 32,” Duchesnewau tells Yahoo Life. “They can stay for as long as they need.” The center is also looking for ways to help first responders, who Duchesnewau calls “angels,” to ease the mental strain of the coronavirus and honor the center’s legacy. “Even without spa services and the restaurant,” she says, “this is pure wellness.”

And guests of Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii cannot enjoy thermal body mapping, aqua-therapy and Lomi Lomi massage right now, but some staff partake of virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes on Zoom. The well-being retreat is also providing food grown at Sensei Farms (normally used at the resort’s restaurant Sensei by Nobu) to employees and local residents in need. “In our high-touch spa and wellness retreats business, we will need to respond to a market that has been forced to touch less,” Sensei CEO Kevin Kelly tells Yahoo Life. “So, Sensei will need to develop new protocols and rely more heavily on science and technology to make adjustments to our wellness programming.”

Eight customers who signed up for a seven-night March getaway to Beyond: Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through Revive Restorative Retreats chose to reschedule for a future date (a concession made by Beyond: Yoga Retreat in light of COVID-19, a resort spokesperson tells Yahoo Life), while nine others cautiously embarked on the trip paying anywhere from $1,100 to $2,500 to practice Bodyart and MELT Method training.

According to the organizers, at the time of the March 14 trip, there were no reported coronavirus cases in the immediate region. Yahoo Life was not immediately able to verify the number of cases in Puerto Vallarta at that time, although Mexico confirmed its first two cases on Feb. 27.

As of the morning of April 21, Mexico had 8,772 reported COVID-19 cases and 712 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. But Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell had estimated on April 8 that the pandemic’s impact may be “eight times bigger.”

“It was this weird time of enjoying a tropical paradise while trying to monitor the virus,” co-founder Marisa Merliss of New York tells Yahoo Life. After returning home, adds co-founder Becca Pace, some were judged by family members for “selfishly” taking the excursion.

It’s too soon to know whether the company’s November trip to Ubud, Bali, will happen the pandemic hit before Revive could start advertising, so the women are teaching donation-based online fitness classes, while Merliss, a registered nurse, works two shifts per month at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Revive canceled local “mini-retreats” in April and May but is considering a multi-day “virtual retreat” and a possible pandemic contingency plan if the coronavirus turns seasonal, as speculated by some experts.

However, there is hope for recovery. “I am being cautiously optimistic that when we all begin traveling again, our personal health and safety will be top of mind, and that wellness travel will be one of the first sectors of the tourism industry to recover,” Anne Dimon, the president of the Wellness Tourism Association tells Yahoo Life.

McGroarty says, “People are fantasizing about their wellness travels post-virus lockdown all over social media. As travel opens up again, wellness tourism should do especially well.” She adds that remote destinations designed for social distancing and the anticipation of nature and fresh air is encouraging.

“When people feel comfortable getting on a plane and sitting next to a stranger, we’ll see a gradual rebuilding of the travel industry,” says Barnard. “The wellness industry is well-poised because people will need it more than ever. But it will be a slow climb.”


How the coronavirus pandemic has 'decimated' the wellness tourism industry

To counterbalance quarantine life, there is a higher premium than ever on “wellness” — the quest for mental and physical enlightenment — but during the coronavirus pandemic, showering or deep breathing counts. And while there are virtual hikes, yoga and meditation to keep people sane, wellness resorts and retreats, which offer physical and often-opulent respite, have gone dark as travel halts and the need for bare necessities deepens.

Wellness tourism, an estimated $919 billion industry by 2022, is hurting. “I do not have any data on how much wellness tourism is hurt by coronavirus, but like all travel, it’s decimated,” Beth McGroarty, vice president and director of research and PR at the Global Wellness Institute, tells Yahoo Life, adding that 830 million wellness trips were taken in 2017 (691 million more since 2015, for comparison).

There are only eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Watauga County, N.C., as of April 21, but the Art of Living Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains shut down on March 13, a precaution that led to a $1 million loss in business, according to Kimberly Rossi, director of business development. “There has been a significant financial impact,” Rossi tells Yahoo Life, adding that approximately 2,000 guests were refunded or rescheduled, and a 500-attendee holistic medical convention was canceled.

The center quickly took its signature programs online: a $495 Happiness Retreat centered on a calming breathing technique was reduced to $190 online for the month of April, an onsite cleanse to “reset the digestive system” was pared down to self-massage and a simple diet and video tutorials on “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” and healthy recipes were made available.

“The idea is to have a dedicated presence and deliver a product which is better than nothing but also not the full experience,” says Rossi. Business is closed until at least April 30, and May reservations are in limbo, although Rossi says people are rebooking for later dates. Going forward, the center will eradicate communal yoga blankets and mats and ask guests to bring their own or purchase upon arrival.

BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, which promises “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” closed on March 20, temporarily laid off 400 employees and waived guest cancellation fees, but the all-inclusive luxury resort is already planning for a post-COVID-19 future.

“When our guests come out of isolation, how can we make them feel cared for?” executive director Andrew Barnard tells Yahoo Life. The property, set to reopen on June 1, plans to provide hospital-grade bed linens, a simplified restaurant menu to reduce “stress triggers” associated with choice overload and full transparency of its hygienic protocol.

In Quebec City, Canada, employees at the Le Monastère des Augustine wellness spa and hotel would typically be administering massages and leading qigong classes, but since the pandemic, the hospital founded by French Augustinian nuns is temporarily on a new mission.

Since closing on March 12, the historic property is now a free shelter for parents of sick or terminally ill children with cancer. Director Isabelle Duchesnewau changed course after a flood of guest cancellations and learning from a local hospital that parents — some of whom who traveled long distances for medical care — had nowhere to sleep during their children’s treatments.

“We have about 10 parents at the center, but there is room for 32,” Duchesnewau tells Yahoo Life. “They can stay for as long as they need.” The center is also looking for ways to help first responders, who Duchesnewau calls “angels,” to ease the mental strain of the coronavirus and honor the center’s legacy. “Even without spa services and the restaurant,” she says, “this is pure wellness.”

And guests of Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii cannot enjoy thermal body mapping, aqua-therapy and Lomi Lomi massage right now, but some staff partake of virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes on Zoom. The well-being retreat is also providing food grown at Sensei Farms (normally used at the resort’s restaurant Sensei by Nobu) to employees and local residents in need. “In our high-touch spa and wellness retreats business, we will need to respond to a market that has been forced to touch less,” Sensei CEO Kevin Kelly tells Yahoo Life. “So, Sensei will need to develop new protocols and rely more heavily on science and technology to make adjustments to our wellness programming.”

Eight customers who signed up for a seven-night March getaway to Beyond: Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through Revive Restorative Retreats chose to reschedule for a future date (a concession made by Beyond: Yoga Retreat in light of COVID-19, a resort spokesperson tells Yahoo Life), while nine others cautiously embarked on the trip paying anywhere from $1,100 to $2,500 to practice Bodyart and MELT Method training.

According to the organizers, at the time of the March 14 trip, there were no reported coronavirus cases in the immediate region. Yahoo Life was not immediately able to verify the number of cases in Puerto Vallarta at that time, although Mexico confirmed its first two cases on Feb. 27.

As of the morning of April 21, Mexico had 8,772 reported COVID-19 cases and 712 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. But Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell had estimated on April 8 that the pandemic’s impact may be “eight times bigger.”

“It was this weird time of enjoying a tropical paradise while trying to monitor the virus,” co-founder Marisa Merliss of New York tells Yahoo Life. After returning home, adds co-founder Becca Pace, some were judged by family members for “selfishly” taking the excursion.

It’s too soon to know whether the company’s November trip to Ubud, Bali, will happen the pandemic hit before Revive could start advertising, so the women are teaching donation-based online fitness classes, while Merliss, a registered nurse, works two shifts per month at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Revive canceled local “mini-retreats” in April and May but is considering a multi-day “virtual retreat” and a possible pandemic contingency plan if the coronavirus turns seasonal, as speculated by some experts.

However, there is hope for recovery. “I am being cautiously optimistic that when we all begin traveling again, our personal health and safety will be top of mind, and that wellness travel will be one of the first sectors of the tourism industry to recover,” Anne Dimon, the president of the Wellness Tourism Association tells Yahoo Life.

McGroarty says, “People are fantasizing about their wellness travels post-virus lockdown all over social media. As travel opens up again, wellness tourism should do especially well.” She adds that remote destinations designed for social distancing and the anticipation of nature and fresh air is encouraging.

“When people feel comfortable getting on a plane and sitting next to a stranger, we’ll see a gradual rebuilding of the travel industry,” says Barnard. “The wellness industry is well-poised because people will need it more than ever. But it will be a slow climb.”


How the coronavirus pandemic has 'decimated' the wellness tourism industry

To counterbalance quarantine life, there is a higher premium than ever on “wellness” — the quest for mental and physical enlightenment — but during the coronavirus pandemic, showering or deep breathing counts. And while there are virtual hikes, yoga and meditation to keep people sane, wellness resorts and retreats, which offer physical and often-opulent respite, have gone dark as travel halts and the need for bare necessities deepens.

Wellness tourism, an estimated $919 billion industry by 2022, is hurting. “I do not have any data on how much wellness tourism is hurt by coronavirus, but like all travel, it’s decimated,” Beth McGroarty, vice president and director of research and PR at the Global Wellness Institute, tells Yahoo Life, adding that 830 million wellness trips were taken in 2017 (691 million more since 2015, for comparison).

There are only eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Watauga County, N.C., as of April 21, but the Art of Living Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains shut down on March 13, a precaution that led to a $1 million loss in business, according to Kimberly Rossi, director of business development. “There has been a significant financial impact,” Rossi tells Yahoo Life, adding that approximately 2,000 guests were refunded or rescheduled, and a 500-attendee holistic medical convention was canceled.

The center quickly took its signature programs online: a $495 Happiness Retreat centered on a calming breathing technique was reduced to $190 online for the month of April, an onsite cleanse to “reset the digestive system” was pared down to self-massage and a simple diet and video tutorials on “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” and healthy recipes were made available.

“The idea is to have a dedicated presence and deliver a product which is better than nothing but also not the full experience,” says Rossi. Business is closed until at least April 30, and May reservations are in limbo, although Rossi says people are rebooking for later dates. Going forward, the center will eradicate communal yoga blankets and mats and ask guests to bring their own or purchase upon arrival.

BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, which promises “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” closed on March 20, temporarily laid off 400 employees and waived guest cancellation fees, but the all-inclusive luxury resort is already planning for a post-COVID-19 future.

“When our guests come out of isolation, how can we make them feel cared for?” executive director Andrew Barnard tells Yahoo Life. The property, set to reopen on June 1, plans to provide hospital-grade bed linens, a simplified restaurant menu to reduce “stress triggers” associated with choice overload and full transparency of its hygienic protocol.

In Quebec City, Canada, employees at the Le Monastère des Augustine wellness spa and hotel would typically be administering massages and leading qigong classes, but since the pandemic, the hospital founded by French Augustinian nuns is temporarily on a new mission.

Since closing on March 12, the historic property is now a free shelter for parents of sick or terminally ill children with cancer. Director Isabelle Duchesnewau changed course after a flood of guest cancellations and learning from a local hospital that parents — some of whom who traveled long distances for medical care — had nowhere to sleep during their children’s treatments.

“We have about 10 parents at the center, but there is room for 32,” Duchesnewau tells Yahoo Life. “They can stay for as long as they need.” The center is also looking for ways to help first responders, who Duchesnewau calls “angels,” to ease the mental strain of the coronavirus and honor the center’s legacy. “Even without spa services and the restaurant,” she says, “this is pure wellness.”

And guests of Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii cannot enjoy thermal body mapping, aqua-therapy and Lomi Lomi massage right now, but some staff partake of virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes on Zoom. The well-being retreat is also providing food grown at Sensei Farms (normally used at the resort’s restaurant Sensei by Nobu) to employees and local residents in need. “In our high-touch spa and wellness retreats business, we will need to respond to a market that has been forced to touch less,” Sensei CEO Kevin Kelly tells Yahoo Life. “So, Sensei will need to develop new protocols and rely more heavily on science and technology to make adjustments to our wellness programming.”

Eight customers who signed up for a seven-night March getaway to Beyond: Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through Revive Restorative Retreats chose to reschedule for a future date (a concession made by Beyond: Yoga Retreat in light of COVID-19, a resort spokesperson tells Yahoo Life), while nine others cautiously embarked on the trip paying anywhere from $1,100 to $2,500 to practice Bodyart and MELT Method training.

According to the organizers, at the time of the March 14 trip, there were no reported coronavirus cases in the immediate region. Yahoo Life was not immediately able to verify the number of cases in Puerto Vallarta at that time, although Mexico confirmed its first two cases on Feb. 27.

As of the morning of April 21, Mexico had 8,772 reported COVID-19 cases and 712 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. But Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell had estimated on April 8 that the pandemic’s impact may be “eight times bigger.”

“It was this weird time of enjoying a tropical paradise while trying to monitor the virus,” co-founder Marisa Merliss of New York tells Yahoo Life. After returning home, adds co-founder Becca Pace, some were judged by family members for “selfishly” taking the excursion.

It’s too soon to know whether the company’s November trip to Ubud, Bali, will happen the pandemic hit before Revive could start advertising, so the women are teaching donation-based online fitness classes, while Merliss, a registered nurse, works two shifts per month at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Revive canceled local “mini-retreats” in April and May but is considering a multi-day “virtual retreat” and a possible pandemic contingency plan if the coronavirus turns seasonal, as speculated by some experts.

However, there is hope for recovery. “I am being cautiously optimistic that when we all begin traveling again, our personal health and safety will be top of mind, and that wellness travel will be one of the first sectors of the tourism industry to recover,” Anne Dimon, the president of the Wellness Tourism Association tells Yahoo Life.

McGroarty says, “People are fantasizing about their wellness travels post-virus lockdown all over social media. As travel opens up again, wellness tourism should do especially well.” She adds that remote destinations designed for social distancing and the anticipation of nature and fresh air is encouraging.

“When people feel comfortable getting on a plane and sitting next to a stranger, we’ll see a gradual rebuilding of the travel industry,” says Barnard. “The wellness industry is well-poised because people will need it more than ever. But it will be a slow climb.”


How the coronavirus pandemic has 'decimated' the wellness tourism industry

To counterbalance quarantine life, there is a higher premium than ever on “wellness” — the quest for mental and physical enlightenment — but during the coronavirus pandemic, showering or deep breathing counts. And while there are virtual hikes, yoga and meditation to keep people sane, wellness resorts and retreats, which offer physical and often-opulent respite, have gone dark as travel halts and the need for bare necessities deepens.

Wellness tourism, an estimated $919 billion industry by 2022, is hurting. “I do not have any data on how much wellness tourism is hurt by coronavirus, but like all travel, it’s decimated,” Beth McGroarty, vice president and director of research and PR at the Global Wellness Institute, tells Yahoo Life, adding that 830 million wellness trips were taken in 2017 (691 million more since 2015, for comparison).

There are only eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Watauga County, N.C., as of April 21, but the Art of Living Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains shut down on March 13, a precaution that led to a $1 million loss in business, according to Kimberly Rossi, director of business development. “There has been a significant financial impact,” Rossi tells Yahoo Life, adding that approximately 2,000 guests were refunded or rescheduled, and a 500-attendee holistic medical convention was canceled.

The center quickly took its signature programs online: a $495 Happiness Retreat centered on a calming breathing technique was reduced to $190 online for the month of April, an onsite cleanse to “reset the digestive system” was pared down to self-massage and a simple diet and video tutorials on “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” and healthy recipes were made available.

“The idea is to have a dedicated presence and deliver a product which is better than nothing but also not the full experience,” says Rossi. Business is closed until at least April 30, and May reservations are in limbo, although Rossi says people are rebooking for later dates. Going forward, the center will eradicate communal yoga blankets and mats and ask guests to bring their own or purchase upon arrival.

BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, which promises “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” closed on March 20, temporarily laid off 400 employees and waived guest cancellation fees, but the all-inclusive luxury resort is already planning for a post-COVID-19 future.

“When our guests come out of isolation, how can we make them feel cared for?” executive director Andrew Barnard tells Yahoo Life. The property, set to reopen on June 1, plans to provide hospital-grade bed linens, a simplified restaurant menu to reduce “stress triggers” associated with choice overload and full transparency of its hygienic protocol.

In Quebec City, Canada, employees at the Le Monastère des Augustine wellness spa and hotel would typically be administering massages and leading qigong classes, but since the pandemic, the hospital founded by French Augustinian nuns is temporarily on a new mission.

Since closing on March 12, the historic property is now a free shelter for parents of sick or terminally ill children with cancer. Director Isabelle Duchesnewau changed course after a flood of guest cancellations and learning from a local hospital that parents — some of whom who traveled long distances for medical care — had nowhere to sleep during their children’s treatments.

“We have about 10 parents at the center, but there is room for 32,” Duchesnewau tells Yahoo Life. “They can stay for as long as they need.” The center is also looking for ways to help first responders, who Duchesnewau calls “angels,” to ease the mental strain of the coronavirus and honor the center’s legacy. “Even without spa services and the restaurant,” she says, “this is pure wellness.”

And guests of Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii cannot enjoy thermal body mapping, aqua-therapy and Lomi Lomi massage right now, but some staff partake of virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes on Zoom. The well-being retreat is also providing food grown at Sensei Farms (normally used at the resort’s restaurant Sensei by Nobu) to employees and local residents in need. “In our high-touch spa and wellness retreats business, we will need to respond to a market that has been forced to touch less,” Sensei CEO Kevin Kelly tells Yahoo Life. “So, Sensei will need to develop new protocols and rely more heavily on science and technology to make adjustments to our wellness programming.”

Eight customers who signed up for a seven-night March getaway to Beyond: Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, through Revive Restorative Retreats chose to reschedule for a future date (a concession made by Beyond: Yoga Retreat in light of COVID-19, a resort spokesperson tells Yahoo Life), while nine others cautiously embarked on the trip paying anywhere from $1,100 to $2,500 to practice Bodyart and MELT Method training.

According to the organizers, at the time of the March 14 trip, there were no reported coronavirus cases in the immediate region. Yahoo Life was not immediately able to verify the number of cases in Puerto Vallarta at that time, although Mexico confirmed its first two cases on Feb. 27.

As of the morning of April 21, Mexico had 8,772 reported COVID-19 cases and 712 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. But Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell had estimated on April 8 that the pandemic’s impact may be “eight times bigger.”

“It was this weird time of enjoying a tropical paradise while trying to monitor the virus,” co-founder Marisa Merliss of New York tells Yahoo Life. After returning home, adds co-founder Becca Pace, some were judged by family members for “selfishly” taking the excursion.

It’s too soon to know whether the company’s November trip to Ubud, Bali, will happen the pandemic hit before Revive could start advertising, so the women are teaching donation-based online fitness classes, while Merliss, a registered nurse, works two shifts per month at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Revive canceled local “mini-retreats” in April and May but is considering a multi-day “virtual retreat” and a possible pandemic contingency plan if the coronavirus turns seasonal, as speculated by some experts.

However, there is hope for recovery. “I am being cautiously optimistic that when we all begin traveling again, our personal health and safety will be top of mind, and that wellness travel will be one of the first sectors of the tourism industry to recover,” Anne Dimon, the president of the Wellness Tourism Association tells Yahoo Life.

McGroarty says, “People are fantasizing about their wellness travels post-virus lockdown all over social media. As travel opens up again, wellness tourism should do especially well.” She adds that remote destinations designed for social distancing and the anticipation of nature and fresh air is encouraging.

“When people feel comfortable getting on a plane and sitting next to a stranger, we’ll see a gradual rebuilding of the travel industry,” says Barnard. “The wellness industry is well-poised because people will need it more than ever. But it will be a slow climb.”


How the coronavirus pandemic has 'decimated' the wellness tourism industry

To counterbalance quarantine life, there is a higher premium than ever on “wellness” — the quest for mental and physical enlightenment — but during the coronavirus pandemic, showering or deep breathing counts. And while there are virtual hikes, yoga and meditation to keep people sane, wellness resorts and retreats, which offer physical and often-opulent respite, have gone dark as travel halts and the need for bare necessities deepens.

Wellness tourism, an estimated $919 billion industry by 2022, is hurting. “I do not have any data on how much wellness tourism is hurt by coronavirus, but like all travel, it’s decimated,” Beth McGroarty, vice president and director of research and PR at the Global Wellness Institute, tells Yahoo Life, adding that 830 million wellness trips were taken in 2017 (691 million more since 2015, for comparison).

There are only eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Watauga County, N.C., as of April 21, but the Art of Living Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains shut down on March 13, a precaution that led to a $1 million loss in business, according to Kimberly Rossi, director of business development. “There has been a significant financial impact,” Rossi tells Yahoo Life, adding that approximately 2,000 guests were refunded or rescheduled, and a 500-attendee holistic medical convention was canceled.

The center quickly took its signature programs online: a $495 Happiness Retreat centered on a calming breathing technique was reduced to $190 online for the month of April, an onsite cleanse to “reset the digestive system” was pared down to self-massage and a simple diet and video tutorials on “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” and healthy recipes were made available.

“The idea is to have a dedicated presence and deliver a product which is better than nothing but also not the full experience,” says Rossi. Business is closed until at least April 30, and May reservations are in limbo, although Rossi says people are rebooking for later dates. Going forward, the center will eradicate communal yoga blankets and mats and ask guests to bring their own or purchase upon arrival.

BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, which promises “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” closed on March 20, temporarily laid off 400 employees and waived guest cancellation fees, but the all-inclusive luxury resort is already planning for a post-COVID-19 future.

“When our guests come out of isolation, how can we make them feel cared for?” executive director Andrew Barnard tells Yahoo Life. The property, set to reopen on June 1, plans to provide hospital-grade bed linens, a simplified restaurant menu to reduce “stress triggers” associated with choice overload and full transparency of its hygienic protocol.

In Quebec City, Canada, employees at the Le Monastère des Augustine wellness spa and hotel would typically be administering massages and leading qigong classes, but since the pandemic, the hospital founded by French Augustinian nuns is temporarily on a new mission.

Since closing on March 12, the historic property is now a free shelter for parents of sick or terminally ill children with cancer. Director Isabelle Duchesnewau changed course after a flood of guest cancellations and learning from a local hospital that parents — some of whom who traveled long distances for medical care — had nowhere to sleep during their children’s treatments.

“We have about 10 parents at the center, but there is room for 32,” Duchesnewau tells Yahoo Life. “They can stay for as long as they need.” The center is also looking for ways to help first responders, who Duchesnewau calls “angels,” to ease the mental strain of the coronavirus and honor the center’s legacy. “Even without spa services and the restaurant,” she says, “this is pure wellness.”

And guests of Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii cannot enjoy thermal body mapping, aqua-therapy and Lomi Lomi massage right now, but some staff partake of virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes on Zoom. The well-being retreat is also providing food grown at Sensei Farms (normally used at the resort’s restaurant Sensei by Nobu) to employees and local residents in need. "Sensei bosh direktori Kevin Kelli Yahoo Lifega bergan intervyusida:" Bizning yuqori sifatli kurort va sog'lomlashtirish sohasida biz kamroq teginishga majbur bo'lgan bozorga javob berishimiz kerak bo'ladi ". "Shunday qilib, Sensei yangi protokollarni ishlab chiqishi va sog'liqni saqlash dasturimizga o'zgartirish kiritish uchun ko'proq ilm -fan va texnologiyaga tayanishi kerak bo'ladi."

Etti kecha-martda "Beyond: Meksikaning Puerto Vallarta shahridagi yoga chekinishi" ni "Revive Restative Retreats" ga sayohatga yozilgan sakkizta xaridor, kelgusi sanani boshqa kunga rejalashtirishni tanladilar (Beyond: Yoga Retreat, COVID-19 nurida, dam olish maskanining vakili Yahoo Life -ga aytadi), qolgan to'qqiz kishi ehtiyotkorlik bilan safarga chiqib, Bodyart va MELT usuli bo'yicha mashg'ulotlar o'tkazish uchun 1100 dan 2500 dollargacha pul to'laydilar.

Tashkilotchilarning so'zlariga ko'ra, 14 -mart safarida, yaqin hududda koronavirus holatlari qayd etilmagan. Yahoo Life o'sha paytda Puerto Vallartadagi holatlar sonini aniqlay olmadi, garchi Meksika 27 fevralda o'zining birinchi ikkita holatini tasdiqlagan.

Jons Xopkins universiteti koronavirus manbalar markazining ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, 21 aprel kuni ertalabki holatga ko'ra, Meksikada 8,772 ta COVID-19 holati va 712 ta o'lim qayd etilgan. Ammo Meksika sog'liqni saqlash vazirining o'rinbosari Ugo Lopez-Gatell 8-aprelda pandemiyaning ta'siri "sakkiz baravar katta" bo'lishi mumkinligini taxmin qilgan edi.

"Virusni kuzatishga urinib, tropik jannatda dam olishning g'alati vaqti edi", deydi Nyu-Yorklik asoschi Marisa Merlis Yahoo Lifega. Uyga qaytganidan so'ng, asoschilaridan biri Bekka Peysning so'zlariga ko'ra, ba'zilarini oila a'zolari ekskursiyaga "xudbinlik bilan" borishgani uchun baholagan.

Noyabr oyida kompaniyaning Bali shahridagi Ubud shahriga sayohati pandemiya bo'ladimi yoki yo'qmi, bilish juda erta, shuning uchun ayollar xayr-ehsonga asoslangan onlayn-fitness mashg'ulotlarini o'tkazishadi, Merliss esa ro'yxatdan o'tgan hamshira oyiga ikki smenada ishlaydi. Nyu-York-Presviterian kasalxonasida. Aprel va may oylarida bekor qilingan mahalliy "mini-chekinishlar" ni jonlantiring, lekin ba'zi ekspertlar taxmin qilganidek, koronavirus mavsumiy bo'lib qolsa, ko'p kunlik "virtual chekinish" va mumkin bo'lgan pandemiya rejasini ko'rib chiqmoqda.

Biroq, tiklanishiga umid bor. "Men ehtiyotkorlik bilan optimistikman, agar biz yana sayohatni boshlasak, bizning shaxsiy sog'ligimiz va xavfsizligimiz diqqat markazida bo'ladi va sog'lomlashtirish sayohati turizm sohasining tiklanishining birinchi sohalaridan biri bo'ladi", dedi Anne Dimon. Wellness Turizm Assotsiatsiyasi Yahoo Lifega xabar beradi.

MakGroartining aytishicha: "Odamlar ijtimoiy tarmoqlarda virusdan keyingi blokirovka paytida o'z sog'lig'i haqida o'ylaydilar. Sayohat yana ochilgach, sog'lomlashtirish turizmi ayniqsa yaxshi bo'lishi kerak. ” Uning qo'shimcha qilishicha, ijtimoiy uzoqlashish va tabiat va toza havoni kutish uchun mo'ljallangan uzoq yo'nalishlar bizni ruhlantiradi.

"Odamlar samolyotga o'tirib, notanish odamning yonida o'tirishni qulay his qilsalar, biz sayyohlik sanoatining asta -sekin tiklanishini ko'ramiz", deydi Barnard. "Sog'lomlashtirish sanoati yaxshi rivojlangan, chunki odamlar unga har qachongidan ham ko'proq kerak bo'ladi. Ammo bu sekin ko'tarilish bo'ladi. ”


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