Wellness Travel Specialist Course Launched for Travel Advisors

The Travel Institute and Wellness Tourism Association have released a new “Wellness Travel Specialist” course to enable travel advisors to meet the demands of a growing segment, focused on incorporating healthful elements into travel plans.  

The appeal of wellness travel, which has been referred to as a “paradigm shift” in traveler preferences, has been on the rise for close to a decade with the pandemic expected to further accelerate traveler interest, according to a joint press release by the companies. Wellness tourism, the intersection of the tourism industry and the wellness market, grew twice as fast as tourism

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FCA Greenlights Specialist Medical List For Travel Insurance

Law360, London (January 28, 2021, 6:39 PM GMT) — The Financial Conduct Authority has approved a new travel insurance industry directory of specialist providers for people with more serious preexisting medical conditions.

The British Insurance Brokers Association’s list of specialists, launched on Wednesday, is aimed at travelers who face steep premiums, are declined coverage or have policies canceled because of a medical condition.

The FCA-sanctioned travel insurance directory comes in addition to one published by the Money and Pensions Service, which was set up by the government to provide impartial advice.

“All firms that offer retail travel insurance must include

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Memphis Tourism specialist keeps the city’s music alive amid COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the city of Memphis was averaging roughly a million visitors a month. While they came for many reasons, historically the biggest lure for destination travel in the Bluff City has been music: music tourism, music legacy and live music. Maintaining that brand in 2020 and re-growing it in a post-COVID-19 world, will be one of the main charges for Jayne Ellen White.   

White holds the position of music specialist for Memphis Tourism. It’s a role that was created in 2019 and one that White — whose past experience includes running Sun Studio and leading visitor

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