GSWS and Vana Retreats position India strategically on the global Wellness map

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New Delhi: It will be a defining moment in the Indian wellness industry when the Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) is held in New Delhi, from 5th to 7th October, this year. Especially, since it coincides with the new phase of wellness in India, as the new conscientious wellness destination, Vana, Malsi Estate, that combines traditional and contemporary wellness knowledge, announces its soft opening by hosting the GSWS pre-summit retreat from 1st to 4th October 2013.

The leading sponsors for this years summit in New Delhi are Vana Retreats and Incredible India.

The GSWS will establish India’s position strategically on the global wellness map. With an international gathering of global spa and wellness executives, thought leaders and press coming together to positively shape the future of the wellness industry, the summit will showcase India’s wellness traditions and healing systems, as well as aspirant Indian wellness brands like Vana Retreats. India being the source of wellness and alternative healing sciences like ayurveda, yoga, meditation etc. is poised to become a preferred wellness destination amongst discerning global travellers who seek an authentic and profound wellness experience.The potential however is yet to be tapped, with Vana Retreats being amongst the first to create an offering that is truly authentic, global yet Indian, and sensitive to ecology.

Vana, Malsi Estate will also be hosting the post-summit retreat from 8th to 11th October 2013 to give more GSWS delegates a sneak-peak of the retreat.

Veer Singh, a board member of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, and also the founder of Vana Retreats, sums up the wellness sector in India.

“As life gets more complex, fast paced and technology driven, society is looking back towards simplicity and reconnecting with themselves and nature. Wellness is the best platform to do this. It addresses the various needs we have for our state of physical wellbeing as well as mental and emotional wellbeing. When taken to the next level, it positively impacts on ones social, environmental and spiritual wellbeing. These are all the elements that make us content and help us live life to our full potential. Vana hopes to join in this journey with each of its clients.

Vana, Malsi Estate is our first intiative and we hope to make it a beacon of wellbeing in the years to come. It opens to the world in January of 2014 and will bring together one of the most comprehensive wellness offerings to date, including ayurveda and yoga in their purest form, tibetan healing, natural healing, spa, aqua, fitness and meditation.”

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS)

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is an international organization representing senior executives and leaders from over 40 countries, joined by a common interest to drive economic development and understanding of the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, health and wellness, beauty, finance, medicine, real estate, manufacturing and technology attend the organization’s annual Summit, which is hosted in different countries each year. After just seven years, the GSWS is now considered the leading global research and educational resource for the $1.9 trillion spa and wellness industry. It is known for introducing major industry initiatives such as, the world’s first online portal, to the medical evidence behind common spa and wellness therapies.

This year’s summit is seen as a landmark summit with a series of very eminent and respected speakers attending including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mr. Analjit Singh, Raymond Bickson, Amitabh Kant, Dr K Chiranjeevi and more.

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