Sleep will remain a cultural obsession for 2020. How you run your life will be linked to your Circadian clock. Apps, flight choices and hotel rooms will all cater to your body clock. Astronauts and F1 drivers have practised this for years, now it is going to be available to us.
With the rise of flight shaming, we will be getting away from it all under our own steam. Think hiking, cycling, horseback riding or even spa weekends away. And with the rise of slow walking pilgrimages such as trekking through Spain or Japan are sure to rise.
You will no longer need to leave the city to shape up. The urban wellness resort is rising with Six Senses New York and Las Vegas even launching its own wellness getaway.
There will be a surge in spiritual seekers and conscious explorers. Not only has Rosewood Mayakoba launched the Marry Oneself ceremony, 1440 Multiversity is a new retreat in the Californian forest, aimed at Silicon Valley’s consciousness seekers.
Forget off-the-beaten track, we are looking for places that don’t have tracks. Wellness lovers in 2020 will want to go back to nature. They will want to wake deep in the forest a la Shinta Mani Wild in Cambodia or upon a lake in Norway in the new Arctic Hotel Svart.
Next year will see fierce, feminist wellness travel. Ain’t no mountain high enough when it comes to these trekking, surfing, horseback riding travellers.
The whole well that the look and language around travellers aged 55 plus will be rewritten in luxury wellness travel. Since ex-Airbnb consultant Chip Conley launched his Elder Academy in Baja, getting older will never be viewed in the same way again.
An entirely new travel concept will rise where work and wellness are blended. From wellness kibbutz to nature sabbaticals in US National Parks. People will be working wherever they can get a signal.
The Global Wellness Summit will be held in Israel in 2020.