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1,123 venues celebrated World Wellness Weekend

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

WWW welfie from Melia Caribe Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The 4th annual World Wellness Weekend (WWW) took place on 19 and 20 September and saw 1,123 venues around the globe celebrate the event by offering free on-site or online activities to promote healthy lifestyles.

Says WWW founder, Jean-Guy de Gabriac of Tip Touch International: “Despite all the hardships and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, my heart was overjoyed to see so many people and properties participate in WWW. I truly believe it’s a necessary endeavour to support the flame of our industry. The world needs wellness now more than ever.

“From sunirise in Fiji (with Pure Fiji) until sunset in Hawaii (with the Hawaii Spa Association), in 543 cities (109 countries), ’social distancing’ was replaced by ‘social wellness’, making WWW the longest and largest event of the year that promotes healthy living.

“Local regulations were followed to keep everyone safe and active, smiling behind masks at a respectful 6-feet distance.”

WWW South Africa ambassador and spa professional, Taryn Lilley, coordinated many activities hosted by local properties. These included Saxon Spa, Ellerman House Spa, NShape Pilates, Forever Strong Studio, Tiger Athletic Fitness, Caopeira Valente and Babor, among others.

To see the WWW 2020 video compilation click here https://www.facebook.com/WorldWellnessWeekend/videos/674958183431328

The 5th World Wellness Weekend will take place on 18-19 September 2021.

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