Wellbeing Escapes is a new type of specialist travel and wellbeing service formed in response to the growing trend for holistic holidays. The programme features luxurious spas offering a welcome break from a hectic lifestyle and more wellbeing experiences through yoga holidays or detox programmes. Wellbeing Escapes is a flexible travel company that goes far beyond making holiday arrangements.
A team of experts have researched retreats worldwide bringing together what they believe are the very best, with new finds constantly added to their website. Each spa, retreat centre and holiday destination comes with first-hand experience of the treatments and activities so that a tailor-made programme can be created to the specific needs of the individual.
The company’s website is easy to navigate with Escapes arranged by treatments rather than destination highlighting their commitment to the wellbeing experience. Categories include: Active, Ayurveda, Destination Spa, Detox/Weight Loss, Holistic, Pampering, Thalassotherapy, Thermal and Yoga, with special offers also featured. Detailed explanations of treatments are given as well as guidance on the type of wellbeing holiday to go for, but of course the best way to take advantage of their expertise is through talking to them.
Wellbeing Escapes excel in providing arrangements for independent travellers. They ensure that the recommended Escapes offer great value for money with many offering reduced single room occupancy supplements. Wellbeing Escapes has an informal and friendly approach and places safety as a priority for those travelling alone. Private transfers can be arranged and even a private guide organised to take guests on a tour of the local area or shopping trips.
Their personalised service also extends to family friendly retreats with excellent children’s facilities, or venues for friends looking for a pampering escape with the bride-to-be. There is a growing trend for couples booking holistic holidays with men now practising activities such as Tai Chi and yoga and understanding the benefits of a healthy holiday.
Stella Photi founded Wellbeing Escapes following her passion for health and wellbeing. With 20 years experience in the travel industry she felt it was time that a travel company should ‘provide a modern, fresh and real approach to helping people find their perfect healthy break without all the fuss and worry’.
‘As a working mother and running a business my free time is a precious commodity, so when I wanted to book a much needed yoga holiday and an initial web search came up with over 200 choices, I felt overwhelmed’. Stella continues, ‘in this day and age when everyone is jumping on the health bandwagon there is a need to find and qualify the experts in this industry.’ Her quest to make wellbeing holidays accessible and exciting for everyone inspired her to start a company offering down to earth, authentic and objective advice and guidance on a range of health and wellbeing experiences. ‘Whether you just want to book everything online or you’re looking for some great advice from a top wellbeing specialist on the right trip for you we’ll be able to help.’
Victoria McClelland came from Director of Treatments at triyoga to ensure that all treatments and therapies on offer are of the highest standard. ‘There is nothing more annoying that turning up to a long awaited break to discover that certain treatments aren’t available or things that are not up to scratch.’ Victoria continues, ‘this is an exciting time in the area or health and wellbeing travel and there needs to be an honest and trusted voice that people can rely on. That’s what Wellbeing Escapes is.’