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Ms. Hoheb

Camille Hoheb

Managing Director, Wellness Tourism Worldwide

Camille Hoheb is the President of Wellness Tourism Worldwide, an award-winning strategic consultancy specializing in development, strategic planning and partnerships in wellness tourism. Her career spans twenty+ years in healthy consumer lifestyle marketing and she is a wellness tourism advisor, speaker and workshop facilitator. Today Ms. Hoheb travels the world working with tourism offices, governments, NGOs and private businesses to help them maximize their return on their wellness tourism investments. Her clients include Discover Dominica Authority, Sodexo, Thailand Tourism Authority, the Arizona Office of Tourism and Visit Estes Park to name a few. Recently Ms. Hoheb served as an International Expert for the USAID funded "Building Economic Sustainability Through Tourism" project, leading the new 3-year wellness tourism development strategy for the Jordan Tourism Board.

Ms. Hoheb has led tailor-made wellness tourism training programs and lectured on wellness tourism since 2008. She has authored numerous industry reports, publications, articles as well as the book, The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel. Ms. Hoheb developed Wellness Travel Academy - a suite of digital products and online continuing education programs designed for tourism professionals, tour operators and travel agents. Her work to advance well-being and economic growth through travel is prolific.

She received multiple awards for tourism marketing excellence, was recognized as a "Trendsetter" by TravelAge West and as outstanding mentor by Women in Travel & Tourism International. Ms. Hoheb enjoys sharing her wellness adventures through her many travel articles and interviews. 

Please visit http://www.WellnessTourismWorldwide.com for more information.

Ms. Hoheb can be contacted at +1 310-720-1755 or camille@wellnesstourismworldwide.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.