The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has become the global authority for defining the size and scope of the $3.7 trillion wellness economy. GWI is now the trusted, internationally-recognized resource for wellness industry data – its research reports garnering thousands of downloads and countless quotes and citations among media, industry, and government users. 

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Annual proprietary research


Global Wellness Economy Monitor

To be released at the Global Wellness Summit, Cesena, Technogym Village, Italy, October 2018.

Since its 2014 inaugural report, the Global Wellness Economy Monitor has become the go-to source of comprehensive global wellness economy data for business leaders, researchers and the media. The 2018 report will update figures for the ten industry segments that comprise the global wellness economy: beauty and anti-aging; complementary and alternative medicine; fitness and mind-body; healthy eating, nutrition and weight loss; preventative and personalized medicine and public health; spa industry; thermal/mineral springs; wellness lifestyle real estate; wellness tourism; and workplace wellness. It will include a comprehensive, updated picture of the size, scope, and growth trends/projections for the global wellness economy, in-depth regional-level analysis, trends and data for six global regions and more. 


Global Wellness Tourism Economy

To be released at the World Travel Market, London, November 2018.

GWI unveiled its groundbreaking Global Wellness Tourism Economy study in 2013, which estimated the size of this important sector for the first time. This study will revisit the analytical framework and definition of wellness tourism, define the composition and measure the size of the wellness tourism economy in 2018, consistent with the methodology established in previous studies. The report will provide the latest figures for trips and expenditures; the breakdown of international/domestic and primary/secondary wellness travelers; global industry trends and market shifts; and, for the first time, the average spending of primary and secondary wellness travelers by country (for top markets).


Global Fitness & Mind-Body Sector Report

To be released at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit (location to be announced October 8 at the 2018 Global Wellness Summit).

The fitness & mind-body industry is a critical, fast-growing part of the global wellness economy. The economic activities generated by gyms and health clubs, personal training, yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, martial arts, meditation and other mind-body practices, fitness and exercise clothing and equipment, etc. were estimated at $524 billion in the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor. This study will define the composition of this major industry sector in greater depth and will provide detailed, up-to-date global data for the industry, including: specification and measurement of industry sub-segments, the top global and regional markets and their sizes, regional trends and developments, employment/workforce impact of the industry, and five-year growth projections.