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Women's Health (UK) - - WELL ON TREND -

ECO WAR­RIORS

Your eco-con­scious­ness has al­ready in­fil­trated how you work out – see ‘plog­ging’ – now it’s in­fil­trat­ing travel, too. Some 75% of you con­sider the en­vi­ron­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity when pick­ing your hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion, ac­cord­ing to re­search from World Travel Mar­ket, and big tour com­pa­nies are tak­ing note. Thomas Cook no longer of­fers an­i­mal ex­cur­sions such as ele­phant rides and swim­ming with dol­phins as part of its tour pack­ages, and Vir­gin Hol­i­days has re­moved cap­tive whales and dol­phins from all its tour itin­er­ar­ies. In short, loung­ing around sink­ing cock­tails is out; pick­ing up plas­tic from the beach and sav­ing tur­tles is in.

THE WELL­NESS CROWD

The well­ness tourism in­dus­try is grow­ing faster than your Keep­cup stash. It means your av­er­age re­treat will have to work harder to stand out from the crowd. As well as the usual sus­pects – yoga, med­i­ta­tion and healthy home-cooked meals – ex­pect breaks that help you hone your breath­work tekkers and gut getaways that aim to di­ver­sify your mi­cro­biome. Need some in­spo? Head to page 130 and check out our Hol­i­days.

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