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Wellness (Tourism), Spa & Medical (Tourism)

In past few decades, there has been a significant interest in health and wellness tourism, including spa and medical tourism, which are seen as segments of the wider wellness tourism phenomenon. But, it does not necessarily have to be ‘improved health on holidays’ as increasingly people are seeking such in their work (office), play (recreational/leisure), and residential environments. TREC examines such in terms of size of market, trends, what works, what doesn’t, types of services/programs or facilities to furnish and restore physical, mental and social well-being as well as productivity.

Wellness Tourism Assessments in British Columbia & Yukon

Eco-rejuvenation Retreat, Denman Island, BC

Vision/concept plan, market study and financial projections for this ecologically based spa/wellness/healing centre and destination retreat. Also worked on the implementation stage, including rezoning, environmental impact assessments, servicing, and initial architectural/design of the 'green & sustainable based' accommodation, restaurant, general store and spa facilities as well as marketing strategies.

Wine Country Welcome Centre, Oliver, BC

Highest & best use development strategy to maximize site’s revenue potential: uses examined included restaurant/retail, hotel, spa/wellness center, culinary facilities, meeting space, office and residential. Both residential & tourism demand were examined to further assist in positioning Oliver as an agricultural resort destination.

Fairmont Golf Community, Nanoose, BC

Evaluation of a spa/wellness center for this integrated resort community located just north of Nanaimo on central Vancouver Island.

Garden of Eden Day Spa, North Vancouver, BC

Business plan for this day spa situated within Canada's number one fitness centre; also to serve as a model for the chain’s other locations.

Takhini Hot Springs, Whitehorse, Yukon

Visioning and concept plan for this primarily single use day use area to reposition it as a year round international tourist destination and sustainable integrated resort community, including cohousing, retail, ecolodge, spa/wellness center, equestrian centre, greenhouse based industries, and permaculture. Market analysis of the eco-spa destination resort/lodge component.


Wellness Tourism Assessments in the United States

Marketing and sale of various spa businesses and destination resorts throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Alpine Village Mixed Use Development, McCall, Idaho

Retail development & merchandising strategy for this MXD located in downtown McCall including a day spa/wellness center & offices to help integrate & revitalize downtown McCall & strengthen it as a tourist resort destination.

International Wellness Tourism Assessments

Wellness and Mixed use commercial development, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia

Highest & best use development strategy for vacant waterfront parcels situated within a seaside resort community. Uses examined included: hotel, residential, retail, spa/wellness & medical offices.

Shute Harbour Resort, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Mixed use waterfront development strategy including resort retail, hotel, marina, spa/wellness, and entertainment uses.

Ocean Shores Resort Community, near Byron Bay, N.S.W., Australia

Town Center Retail Commercial Development Strategy, including residential, office, spa/wellness, retail, recreational and university development for this pedestrian oriented town center.