The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced that its 2013 Summit will now be held in New Delhi, India, from October 5-7, 2013. The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will be the Titanium partner for the Summit.
"We are happy that an Indian city has been selected as the location for the 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit and look forward to sharing India's rich and diverse wellness offerings with delegates and media persons from all corners of the world," said Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India. "The GSWS is a major force behind innovative and healthy growth in the spa/wellness industry, and we think that India, with its ancient history of wellness, is the perfect location for global leaders to gather," he added.
The annual Summit attracts top industry executives and media from around the world and is recognised as the preeminent gathering dedicated to bringing together industry leaders in a collaborative setting. The theme of this year's Summit is 'A Defining Moment'.
One of the topics that will be addressed at this year's Summit is the growing importance of wellness and Wellness Tourism worldwide. According to Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO, GSWS, "The Government of India has taken a leadership role by identifying wellness and wellness tourism as important contributors to a nation's economy. As the birthplace of yoga, mediation, and Ayurveda, India is an ideal location to explore the historic roots of spa and wellness, as well as examine new global markets and revenue opportunities."