India ranks 12th amongst wellness tourism nations

first_imgWellness tourism is growing at a fast pace and likely to become a key driver of the tourism economy. As per the Global Wellness Economy Monitor, wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles which lead to a state of holistic health.In 2015, India was among the top 20 spa markets accounting for 4,734 spas and provided employment to 55,862, earning revenue of $1.46 billion, bagging 14th position. The country was ranked 14th then.Presently, India is ranked 12 among the top 20 wellness tourism markets as per the latest findings.Globally, wellness sector represents a $3.7 trillion economy and from 2013-15, it grew by 10.6%.Wellness tourism is usually practised  by domestic tourists, driven by short-haul and weekend trips. The market is dominated by large countries, such as the U.S., Germany, China, Japan, India and France, which have large internal and domestic tourism markets in general. Domestic wellness tourism represented 83% of all wellness trips and 67% of expenditures in 2015.Nevertheless, from 2013-2015 international wellness tourism has been growing at a much faster rate than domestic wellness tourism, with 22% growth in trips and 20% growth in expenditures for international, as compared to 17% and 11% for domestic, as per stated by Global Wellness Institute.While a comprehensive data on the wellness tourism in India is yet to be made available, sources in the industry say this genre is expected to grow faster than the medical tourism.In India, the wellness market had a turnover of $13 billion in 2015, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 12% to reach $23 billion by 2020.last_img read more

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Rep Howell announces January office hours

first_img04Jan Rep. Howell announces January office hours State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch has announced his local office hours for Monday, Jan. 8 at the following times and locations:9:30 to 11 a.m. at John’s Country Kitchen, 1829 S. Cedar St. in Imlay City; and2:30 to 4 p.m. at Hungry Dan’s Restaurant, 195 W. Genesee St. in Lapeer.“I am looking forward to sitting down with residents in Lapeer County and discussing the important issues facing our community and the state of Michigan in 2018,” Howell said. “As we kick off the new year in Lansing, I remain committed to being open and accessible to the people in my district. I welcome anyone who has ideas, issues, or concerns to join me.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Howell at 517-373-1800 or via email at [email protected] Categories: Howell News,Newslast_img read more

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Rep Wozniak plan protects citizens rights promotes local control

first_img13Mar Rep. Wozniak plan protects citizens’ rights, promotes local control State Rep. Doug Wozniak today introduced a bill protecting the rights of local citizens who live near oil or gas fields.House Bill 4317 would restrict oil and gas drilling in Michigan’s most populated counties and require state agencies to abide by local ordinances when issuing permits. The bill is part of a two-bill package.“Citizens’ concerns must be heard, and the state must listen to residents and the local governments that represent them when oil and gas companies seek permits in our cities and suburbs,” said Wozniak, of Shelby Township. “These common-sense protections will keep oil and gas wells from being drilled too closely to neighborhoods where they could seriously impact quality of life.”State Rep. Kyra Bolden introduced the other bill in the package, House Bill 4318. Together the bills would bar the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality from issuing a drilling permit in counties with populations of 750,000 or more, with three exceptions:The proposed well is at least 2,000 feet from a residential building.The location and operation of the proposed well is in compliance with applicable local ordinances.The MDEQ has hosted a public hearing in the city, village or township in which the proposed well will be located and has considered the public’s input from that hearing.The bills have been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation for further consideration.### Categories: News,Wozniak Newslast_img read more

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