Wellness industry - additional information
Wellness is based on the general taking care of one’s health and wellbeing. The wellness industry, therefore, contains such segments as beauty care, nutrition, body and mind health and spa visits, among others. In 2015, the beauty and anti-aging segment of the wellness industry was by far the largest with a market size of almost one trillion U.S. dollars. Healthy eating, nutrition and weight loss and wellness tourism were also large categories.
Within the wellness tourism segment, transport and lodging contributed the largest amount to market size in 2015, with 117.8 billion and 115 billion U.S. dollars respectively. Other areas of wellness tourism include food and drink, shopping and activities and excursions.
Another industry commonly linked with wellness is the spa industry. In 2015, the spa industry in the United States generated revenues of around 16 billion U.S. dollars, with the number of spa locations more than doubling between 2003 and 2015. In the 12 months leading to spring 2016, over 16 million Americans had visited a day spa at least once.