As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the wine and spirits industry has adapted and pivoted as the overall economy adapted to lockdowns and re-openings. In fact, there have been many innovations in the spirits industry – batched cocktails to go and e-commerce sales, as well as rise in the consumers experimenting with different spirits and cocktails at home.
“From March to September 2020, there has been $41.9 billion dollars in liquor store sales, representing an increase of 20 percent and 18 percent compared to the same period in 2019 and the previous seven-month period, August to February 2020, respectively,” according to the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health,
Allen Marketing Communications, Inc., a NYC boutique wine, spirits and lifestyle public relations agency, spotlights key wine and spirits trends this year.
Sparkling wine is made from grapes, as the foundation in still wine and a mixture of yeast and sugars to produce carbon dioxide” which creates the bubbly effect,” according to Wine Turtle.
There is a little known fact – all champagnes are sparkling wines. However, not all sparkling wines are considered champagne and this is because the grapes used to create the sparkline wine grows in France, Spain, Italy and Australia.
According to off-premise sales data from Nielsen, “the sparkling wine category grew by more than 13 percent among American drinkers over the past two years—an upward momentum that shows no sign of abating anytime soon, even with the threat of Champagne shortages and price hikes.”
Sparkling wine line extensions include apples, pears, citrus, strawberry, as well as cream and vanilla flavors. During the pandemic, sparkling wines are trending as wine to have all year long and not just for special occasions.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an explosion of consumers experimenting with a plant-based diet as a natural way to boost one’s immunity naturally. The wine industry has also jumped on the plant-based bandwagon especially as it pertains to elements used in the production of wine.
It may seem an oxymoron to call wines vegan. However, not all wines are vegan and this has to do with the production of the wines.
“Some winemakers still use traditional animal-derived “fining” agents such as egg whites, gelatin, or casein (derived from milk) to clarify the liquid, reduce bitterness, or bind and extract excess tannins in red wines, leaving behind softer ones. The agents are removed before bottling, but their use is still a vegan no-no,” according to Time.
The growing trend is to use “animal-free alternatives, such as bentonite, a form of clay, that are more commonly used” in wine making. (Source: Time) In fact, there is a trend to classify wines as vegan friendly to showcase the all natural plant-based items.
Tequila is made from a blue agave plant in Mexico. Tequila is becoming more trendy especially as older Gen Zers come of age and Millennials experiment with this spirit in cocktails.
According to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, “agave spirits have overtaken rum as the third‐ largest spirits category in the US. E‐commerce alcohol platform Drizly expects Tequila to surpass vodka this year.”
In fact, several celebrities have endorsed tequila as their spirit of choice helping to make this spirit trendy.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also inspired liquor store retailers to be creative with its marketing strategies to inspire consumers to shop online for their beer, wine and spirits. Rules vary by state as it pertains to shipping alcohol across state lines.
Despite this fact, major spirit brands are investing in apps to facilitate the on demand market for spirits. “IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has also predicted that the value of alcohol e‐commerce will grow in global markets in the five years to 2025,” according to the Spirit Business.
“The US is set to become the biggest market for online alcohol by 2025. As the space becomes more competitive, it is likely companies will strengthen their online offerings through streamlined systems and on‐demand services, while catering to the demand for personalized products,” according to the Spirit Business
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By Joanna Allen, chief executive officer, Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.
A progressive web application is an app that utilizes web browser API’s, and are applicable to be installed on a mobile home screen. A progressive web app can be installed on Android and iOS smartphones by means of either Google Play store or Apple’s app store. After this app has been installed on a smartphone, it’s accessible from its icon on the phone’s home screen.
In this article, our a boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency has teamed up with Webster Solutions, a partner agency, provide invaluable insights about what to look for in a digital marketing agency.
Pros of Using a Progressive Web Application
1: Has Similarities with a Native App
A progressive web application resembles an ordinary website. Users find that an app connects to and functions on the internet with more or less similar speed as that of a website. What’s more, many have found that accessing an app over a smart phone is more convenient than accessing a website on a personal computer and a laptop. It’s more convenient to access an app over a lightweight smartphone than to use a web browser on a heavier device-a PC and a laptop.
2: Easy to Install
A smartphone user finds that the convenience of accessing a PWA over a mobile device comes with the quick and easy installment of the app. With quick internet connection speed, the installment of an app takes around a maximum of five to ten minutes.
3: Can be Installed on Any Kinds of Smartphones
A smartphone user doesn’t have to pick a specific kind or kinds of smartphone(s) to access an app. A PWA can be installed on any kinds of smartphones. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that each kind of smartphone has different steps in installing a PWA.
4: Can Function Offline
If a user can’t access the internet, an app can still function in offline mode. The internal service features of an app enable its data to be saved and cached.
5: Sends Push Notifications
The push notifications feature of an app instantly lets the user know important notifications. With this said, this feature plays an important role in letting a user be in the know of urgent information that revolves both in one’s personal life and at work. On the other side, the push notifications feature is also an influential thing in exposing the brands that are integrated with different apps.
6: Free from App Distribution Platforms
It can be a bummer to have to install various apps from different distribution platforms. Certain apps that are removed from specific distribution platforms a user has access to can’t be installed. The good news, is that, a PWA can be installed without having to utilize any app distribution platform.
7: Is Integrated with Strong Security Features
A PWA utilizes HTTPS to protect the information in it. Keeping this in mind, an app’s security features minimize instances of security breaches, snooping, content hacking, and other privacy and unlawful activities.
8: Minimizes the Cost for Development
Given the fact that it’s easy to install a PWA on a smartphone, the cost for its development is minimized, as well. Developers would not have to spend a substantial amount of effort and time in enhancing an app.
Cons of Using a Progressive Web Application
1: Is Not Compatible in Some Operating Systems
The catch is that not all operating systems of any smartphone is compatible with a progressive web application. Consult a smartphone’s sales associate if in doubt of the compatibility of an app or some apps with specific operating systems.
2: Can Cause Quick Battery Drainage
An app drains the power of the battery of a mobile device faster than a user may expect. Such a situation is the case as a progressive web application consumes substantial amount of power of the smartphone’s central processing unit.
3: Has Different Features as the Native Apps
A progressive web app is not perfect. Despite all of the benefits a user gets from a progressive web app, it still has different features from the native apps.
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By Vishal Dudhal, partner, Webster Solutions and consultant for Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.
Are you inspired to launch an eco-friendly business in your area? You can start creating the changes that you want to see in your community!
Allen Marketing Communications, a NYC boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency, explains why small businesses bring so many benefits to communities and how you can build your eco-friendly business.
Why Start a Local Business?
Local businesses bring resources, jobs, and money to small communities. In fact, Pineapple Payments states that small businesses are often more adaptable and more receptive to their customers’ needs and preferences than larger corporations.
This is because they are part of the fabric of the community just like the customers they serve, which means they have a deeper connection to their customer base.
Invest in Cybersecurity
Before launching, have a plan in place for cyber security data protection. Look into hiring experts like Comm Vault to help deter and even prevent ill-willed hackers from breaching your business data, which can come in many forms, including malware, ransomware, SEO spam, and viruses.
Data shows that downtime has been experienced by 68 percent of organizations due to cyber security cases – you don’t want to be a statistic. This is especially true if you receive customer data such as personal and financial information, which, if stolen, can wreak havoc on you financially and reputationally.
Your Business Launch To-Do List
You might have a million ideas for your new business running through your mind, so it’s important to organize your thoughts. Sit down and outline a business plan that includes details about the products and services you want to offer, as well as how you want to market them.
You can also include a budgeting section with figures for your estimated variable and fixed expenses. Furthermore, this is the time to incorporate your business (as an S-Corp or LLC) with your state, which will entail choosing your company’s name and structure.
It is important to secure your FEIN (also known as federal tax identification number) and open a bank account. As your business grows and you start to think about hiring employees, then it is necessary workers compensation and commercial general liability insurance for your business.
Unless you want to run a home-based business, you will also need to start looking for a co-working space or an office or retail space to rent. If you’re planning to open a store, you’ll want to look into areas with ample foot traffic and plenty of parking! And if you’re seeking office space, a quieter neighborhood could be a good choice.
Hiring Your First Employees
As a small business owner, you have the opportunity to bring fulfilling new jobs into your town. Hiring your first employees is a major step, but with the right strategy, you’ll be able to find great candidates - some of whom might come from your own local social circle!
To start the hiring process, Salesforce recommends clearly defining the roles, asking your friends and relatives for referrals, planning targeted interview questions in advance, and acting quickly to extend an offer when you find a candidate you like.
Through ongoing community engagement efforts, you can help more people in your community learn about environmentalism and help them see the value of having sustainable businesses in your area.
For example, you could host regular neighborhood cleanups and bring people together who share your concerns about the same issues. In addition, you can get in touch with local charities to develop partnerships. You may be able to support an environmental nonprofit that focuses on protecting local ecosystems and donate a portion of your profits to their programs. You can also organize volunteer days with local charities!
Small business owners can cause waves of positive changes in their communities. You can begin educating your neighbors and friends about sustainability through your business. Before you know it, your community will be ready to embrace eco-friendly lifestyle changes!
Market Your Business
As a start-up eco-friendly business, it is important to market your business to generate brand and consumer awareness and build loyal customers.
Blogs are an inexpensive way to increase your ranking as it pertains to online searches. It is important to weave your SEO keywords into your blogs and post at least two blogs on your website each week.
As your eco-friendly business grows, then you should consider hiring a PR agency to generate credible third-party editorial stories in print, broadcast and online media. PR is an effective way to enhance a company's digital presence when stories appear online through direct links from a media outlet to your website
Social media is an important marketing tool to inspire first time customers to learn about your business and to build loyal customers. It is important to develop your business pages for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google My Business and post two or three times a week to build loyal customers.
Digital display advertising is another effective marketing tool to customers to learn about your business. You simply set your target budget, target markets and key messages to inspire consumers to click on your digital ad and learn about your business
Reach out to Allen Marketing Communications to learn how our team can help you build your eco-friendly business.
Guest post: Chelsea Lamb at Business Pop
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our eating habits from a renewed focus on a healthy diet to experimenting with cooking at home. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, consumers are flirting with a vegetarian diet as a natural way to boost one’s immunity.
According to Statista, “the global food market generated more than eight trillion dollars in revenue in 2020, an increase of one trillion since the previous year. The Statista Consumer Trend Index estimates that food revenue worldwide will continue to grow over the next year and reach 9.1 trillion dollars by 2025.”
Allen Marketing Communications, Inc., a boutique NYC food and beverage public relations agency, spotlights key trends in the food industry in 2022.
A reducetarian diet, a new approach to vegetarianism, enables eco-minded consumers to make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of meat, dairy and eggs in his or her diet. “Many people want to eat less meat and animal products but don't want to go fully vegetarian or vegan,” according to LI Herald.
“Reducetarian food has gained popularity in the last year. And this means that animal products that are in small amounts and high quality may one day become the mainstream on the market,” according to Whole Food and the online food retailer ShelfNow,
A reducetarian diet offers a way for individuals to eat healthier since “opt for higher quality meat and animal products such as organic dairy and grass-fed meats,” according to LI Herald.
There’s a new player in the non-dairy milk market – potato milk. By blending potatoes, water, oil, and the right amount of sweetener, the potato milk has the same creamy flavor of the cow milk.
Potato milk currently stands out as one of the most nutritious non-dairy milk products on the market. In fact, DUG, a Swedish food company, claims that their potato milk contains six percent of milk potato source added with pea protein, calcium carbonate, and natural flavors.
Currently, potato milk is only available in Europe with plans to launch in China and the U.S. in the coming months.
Hibiscus is a flower that grows in tropical destinations such as the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. It is also known as roselle, bissap and sorrell.
“Hibiscus is a rich antioxidant that will help lower blood pressure and improve cardiac health,” according to Heathline. Traditionally used in medicine and tea drinks, hibiscus flower has been discovered as a new ingredient in desserts.
Foodies are experimenting with hibiscus often including the brew from the dry flowers in cocktails, mocktails, desserts and chutney.
Sunflower Seeds Butter
Sunflower Seed Butter, also known as Sunflower Butter, is made by grinding the sunflower seeds in a food processor or blender into a food paste. It is a healthy alternative to peanut butter for those with allergies.
Research shows “sunflower seeds butter can lower cholesterol level and reduce inflammation. It contains a large amount of fiber and magnesium that can lower blood sugar and regulate blood pressure as well.”
Sunflower seeds butter is becoming more popular, popping up on supermarket shelves in items such as cheese, ice-cream, crackers and more. It is favored by school cafeterias as an alternative to traditional peanut butter.
Foodies have always incorporated mushrooms into their diet because of the nutrients. During the pandemic, mushrooms have become extremely popular because of its health benefits.
Specialty food magazine reports that “80 grams serving of mushroom per day provides sufficient vitamin B, zinc, potassium, selenium, and soluble fiber called beta glucan for a healthy adult. There are creative ways to add more mushrooms in your meals through mushroom powder added to dishes and beverages.”
Levantine foods refer to the cuisine of Levant, also known in Arabic as Bilad-al-Sham. This Eastern Mediterranean cuisine is often found in Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, northern Iraq, Palestine, and Syria.
Americans have embraced popular Levantine dishes such as baba ghanoush, baklava, falafel, humus, and lentil soup. During the Covid-19 pandemic, foodies have been experimenting with Middle Eastern spices while cooking at home during the lockdown.
Recently, there has been an explosion of flavors such as pomegranate molasses, Turkish Urfa chili flakes and Feta helping to make this Levantine cuisine even more popular.
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By Max Wu at Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.
When you’re running a small business, your brand is everything. It is important to develop your company’s unique selling proposition to differentiate your product and services from your competitors.
Making a recognizable brand is a big part of business. And it often begins with your company’s visual identity, also known as your organization’s logo. It also includes a creative tagline or slogan to build an emotional connection with customers.
Having a brand that your potential customers can identify with is going to lead to better sales, as well as a better reputation. Allen Marketing Communications, Inc., a NYC boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency, presents the following guide that explains why branding is important, how you can help your brand reach your target market, and what you can do to start building your brand today!
What is Branding? Why is it Important?
Branding, quite simply, is a holistic approach to develop a company’s brand DNA from the new logos and taglines to brand guidelines, to the brand vision and to recommendations on how employees should conduct business on your company’s behalf.
It’s all about the way you present your business, services, or products. The way you position your business ultimately defines how it’s going to be perceived, and how successful it is.
To be successful with developing a unique identity for your small business, business owners should undertake research to get a pulse for the marketplace and then develop a strategy to make your business breakthrough in your respective industry.
That’s exactly why branding is important. If you don’t brand your business well, then you won’t be able to set yourself apart from your competitors.
In a competitive market, that’s one of the most important things you can do! Great branding is going to show your customers what you’re all about. It’s also going to give you a sense of purpose and direction. When your business stands for something, you can make decisions that reflect that.
Branding and Customers - Reaching Your Target Market
Branding also affects your relationship with your customers. First, let’s talk about how branding affects the consumer experience. When you have a strong brand, you become more appealing to people looking for what your brand is producing. Customers begin to understand what to expect from your products, and as a result, your business.
Now, when you build a strong brand, you also do yourself a favor in the long run. A strong brand is going to help you define your target market, as well as reach it. When your business is catering to the people who believe in your brand, more like-minded customers are going to gain interest as well. Branding improves marketing both internally and externally. Knowing who you’re appealing to can shape ads and marketing, and growing your customer base increases word-of-mouth.
How You Can Start Building Your Brand
When you want to start building your brand, there are a number of different approaches you can take. Learn more about brand-building strategies below!
Hit the Books - Get a Business Degree
If you’re serious about building your brand, you should start with the building blocks, so to speak. Going back to school to get a business degree is going to teach you the skills necessary to build a strong brand.
Thankfully, going to school is easier than ever! Accredited online programs can help you get your degree while working full-time or taking care of your family. Find a program that’s accredited, and one that offers competitive tuition rates.
Do Some Brand Building DIY Projects
Some brand-building projects can be done on a DIY basis. Some are as simple as making thematic elements for your business. Others are a bit more nuanced, requiring that you do some deep diving to find your business’s purpose. Building your brand can be done, to an extent, on your own.
Hire a Pro and Build Your Brand Together
If you’re having trouble building your brand on your own, there’s no shame in hiring a professional to help! Building a brand can be a daunting task. When you’re looking to create a new target market for your brand, or extend your brand’s reach, a pro can help you with all of the steps you’ll need to take.
Allen Marketing Communications, Inc. has a talented team of branding experts to help small business and Fortune 500 companies develop a unique value proposition. Our process is based on solid research – quantitative and qualitative research – to test the messages and visual identity to ensure it resonates with your target audience.
It is very important to copyright your logo, as well as slogan or tagline. It is also important to integrate slogans and logos in all communication materials to build brand awareness and create an emotional connection with customers.
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If you’ve ever taken the whole family on a long trip, you’re well aware of the logistical demands, especially if you have young children. It’s far more complicated than traveling as a couple. For families that like to go abroad, there are passports to obtain and keep up to date, and everyone needs vaccinations.
Vrbo’s annual Travel Trend report reveals, “Parents are more likely to reward their kids on their 2022 vacations. After an irregular two years, kids will have a bigger say in vacation planning, with half of the families saying they’re more likely to let their kids decide where they vacation, compared to pre-pandemic times.”
In this blog, Allen Marketing Communications, Inc. a NYC boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency, shares tips to help savvy marketers tap into the lucrative family travel market.
Traveling to a new destination, foreign or domestic, is always exciting, but it generally takes a day or two to get your bearings and a good feel for where things are. Why not give the gift of a head start by doing some research and purchasing tickets to a popular tourist destination ahead of time.
That will help your friends or family members kick-start their itinerary while they get a sense of how to make the most of their time. Combine it with a nice lunch or dinner, and you’ve got a fun and convenient start to a great vacation.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also sparked a trend for families to buy out villas and houses and boutique hotels to provide ample space for social distancing on a family getaway.
Games and Activities
One ironclad rule of vacation travel is that kids need something to occupy their time, especially the young ones. It’s not their fault; they just aren’t used to being penned up in a car or airplane for hours on end. Games and activities that occupy their minds and allow them to use their hands creatively can make a big difference.
The Lonely Planet kid’s journal is a fun way for kids to write down their thoughts and feelings about their trip. Who knows? It may lead to a career in travel writing. If games are what they like, you can’t go wrong with old reliables like Uno or more modern favorites, such as a handheld gaming device. The Nintendo Switch is a popular choice, as it has access to apps like Hulu as well as video games.
Toddlers present a different challenge when it comes to traveling. They need something that keeps their hands busy. How about a gift that allows them to take part in the journey while allowing them to travel in style?
The Trunki Ride-On toy and suitcase is big enough to accommodate clothing, books, and games but small enough to fit in an overhead compartment. It’s on wheels and includes a towing strap, which lets little ones pull their own weight (until they ask mom to carry it for them, of course).
Convenient and Attractive
Parents have a lot on their plate when it comes to vacationing. They’re responsible for everything of importance, such as passports, medicines, USB sticks, keys, and anything that cannot be lost. That’s what makes a good travel organizer such a useful gift. The BUBM Universal Double Layer case can handle your essentials, as well as an iPad, your toiletries, and more.
If parents are traveling with small children or toddlers, another great gift is the Piggyback Rider backpack carrier. This product is a standing backpack that you can place your child in. It’s a great way to transport your child, especially in rougher terrain where strollers won’t work. Your child will love the view.
It is no secret the pandemic has inspired remote workers to mix business with pleasure. Thanks to the rise in popularity of Zoom calls, employees can work anywhere in the world and simply connect by Zoom for the all important business meeting.
The Covid-19 vaccines and boosters for multiple generations in a family will inspire many families to embrace in-person family remembers instead of gathering over Zoom.
Skip Trips, are quite simply grandparents traveling with grandchildren, leaving parents home alone. Family Travel Association reports that “37 percent of grandparent respondents intended to take their grandchildren with them on a trip during the next three years.”
Skips Trips present an invaluable opportunity for grandparents to bond with their grandchildren, share life lessons with them during a family vacation. In fact, Barron reports, “travelers in their 80s are anxious to make up for the months lost in quarantine. Families separated by the pandemic are finally uniting to take that long-awaited trip.”
The sky’s the limit! Let our travel and lifestyle public relations professionals help you to tap into the growing family travel market.
Guest Post by Chelsea Lamb at Business Pop
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2022 heralds a new beginning for the travel industry on the road to recovery. The Covid-19 vaccines and booster shots have injected a desperately needed lifeline for the travel industry.
According to a new report the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shared with Travel + Leisure, “domestic travel growth has "significantly" outpaced global tourism as a whole and is expected to rise even more in 2022…. Research also shows that while the global travel [and] tourism sector is slowly beginning to recover, the U.S. is recovering faster than many other regions."
To help travel marketers navigate the ever changing travel landscape due to the Covid-19 virus, Allen Marketing Communications, Inc., a NYC boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency, spotlights key travel trends for 2002.
GOAT (Greatest of All Time) Vacations
GOAT (The Greatest of All Time), once referred to athletes or actors or actresses, has now been embraced by the travel industry to refer to the once in a lifetime vacations.
After spending almost two years cooped up due to international travel experiences, avid travelers are fulfilling the once in a lifetime vacations. Expedia research reveals, “American travelers are going after their GOAT by stepping outside their comfort zone (22 percent) and immersing themselves in a destination, culture, and experiences completely different to their own (19 percent).”
Expedia's research, which polled 12,000 travelers across 12 countries, “uncovered that U.S. travelers are embracing the GOAT mindset by seeking out excitement/exhilaration (41 percent) and the feeling that they have made the most out of their trip (40 percent). The study also found that travelers are more willing than ever before to splurge on their future travels (40 percent).”
The Covid-19 vaccines have made it safe for multiple generations to gather together safely, in person, instead of having virtual gatherings.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a trend for those who can afford to buyout hotels, villas, condos and private yachts to reduce their contact with individuals who are not in their inner circle and to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus. This trend will continue in 2022 as families gather once again for multigenerational vacations.
Grandparents will continue to embrace Skip Trips – grandparents travel with their grandchildren often leaving parents home alone. “Grandparents, parents, and children are booking vacations together, whether they’re road-tripping to national parks or heading abroad for a milestone celebration,” according to Barrons.
Rules are always changing as it pertains to in-person and remote learning. Parents, who opt for remote learning for their children, are embracing a new trend – Flexication – families travel off peak sometimes during the school year, stay longer in a destination, parents work remotely and children learn through remote courses.
Personalized Travel Experiences
As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, avid travelers will be looking for more personalized travel experiences with ample room for social distancing on vacation.
Some tour companies are capitalizing on off the beaten path experiences to help travelers escape for a vacation. Other companies are offering private cooking classes to help food lovers immerse themselves in the local culture.
Train travel will be very appealing for those with the time to explore a location at a leisurely pace. Thanks to technology, savvy travelers can mix business with pleasure and stay longer at a destination while working remotely.
And, speaking of technology, hotels are always exploring innovative ways for contactless check in such as using your smartphone to unlock your room key or using a QR code to check into the hotel.
The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked new ways of embracing wellness experiences, making self-care all the buzz during the pandemic. Despite the shutdown for many spas, the wellness industry has adapted to enhance the new wellness offerings – yoga, meditation, mindfulness – for travelers.
According to the Global Wellness Institute, “the study projects a 21 percent annual growth rate for wellness tourism through 2025. Thermal and mineral spas show a worldwide increase of 18 percent expected through 2025.
Mental wellness will continue to be an important sector in the wellness industry during the third year of the pandemic, as individuals have explored ways to cope. The Global Wellness Institute reports a “strong seven percent growth from 2019-2020 (from a $122 billion to a $131 billion market), as consumers desperately sought solutions to help them cope with pandemic stresses. The largest segment, “senses, spaces and sleep,” grew 12.4 percent, while the smallest segment, meditation and mindfulness, grew the fastest (25 percent). The forecast: strong 10 percent growth annually through 2025, to reach $210 billion.”
This pandemic has taught savvy travelers that travel insurance is very important especially as the Covid-19 virus and its variants – Delta and Omicron – put a wrinkle in our best plaid plans for desperately needed vacation.
Consumer Advocate.org has a guide to help consumers navigate the different travel insurance options. Travel insurance will be an integral part of the vacation experience since there are many ever changing variables as it pertains to domestic and international travel.
Our travel and lifestyle public relations professionals are here to help. Give us a call.
By Joanna Allen, chief executive office, Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.