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Ms. Hoheb

Camille Hoheb

Managing Director, Wellness Tourism Worldwide

Camille Hoheb is the President of Wellness Tourism Worldwide, a strategic consultancy specializing in development, strategic planning and partnerships.

Assisting governments, businesses, and entrepreneurs to capitalize on the multi-billion wellness travel industry, Ms. Hoheb is a highly sought after strategic advisor, speaker, and thought leader. Founding Wellness Tourism Worldwide in recognition of the wide gap between quality-of-life, hospitality, tourism and sustainability, her clients include Thailand Tourism Authority, Korean Tourism Office, Sodexo, and IHG, ARIZONA Office of Tourism, Visit Estes Park, Discover Dominica Authority and others.

    Early on Ms. Hoheb helped shape the industry with trendspotting, reports, and public speaking engagements. Her work to advance well-being and economic growth through travel is prolific.

    Ms. Hoheb is the author of "The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel", which sold in 27 countries and is now available in a Spanish edition, "La Guia Para Vender Viajes de Salud y Bienestar." She authored several reports including" "The Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends", "U.S. Vacationers: Health, Happiness & Productivity" and "Wellness Travel: Shaping America's Health & Economy."

    Ms. Hoheb is an accomplished speaker and workshop facilitator. As a topic expert, she has spoken at over 40 events in the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Europe presenting at ITB Berlin, the Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism, NTA Travel Exchange, ASTA Annual Conference and at the World Food Travel Conference to name a few.

    Ms. Hoheb developed Wellness Travel Academy - a suite of digital products and online continuing education program for travel agents, tour operators and suppliers.

    Ms. Hoheb is the editor of the Wellness Travel Journal, an online media and newsletter outlet providing news to both consumers and trade professionals and also is a freelance travel writer. She has received multiple awards for tourism marketing excellence and was recognized as a "Trendsetter" by TravelAge West.

    Ms. Hoheb was recently honored as an "Outstanding Mentor in Travel and Tourism" by witti (an Association for International Women in Travel & Tourism.) Her career spans twenty+ years experience in healthy consumer lifestyle marketing.

    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 September 2019...

    Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

    The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.