Good news: Wellness-minded travelers are poised for another year of even more enlightened offerings from hotels, restaurants, airports and airlines. How is the industry evolving, you ask? Below, Wellwellwell editors share five of the most promising trends for 2015.
More than 78 million Americans have food allergies and sensitivities—no small figure. Thankfully, chain restaurants are upgrading their menus to include information about common allergens like gluten, dairy, seafood and nuts as well as demonstrating a willingness to accommodate customers with allergies. Red Robin, P.F. Chang’s and Chipotle are leading the charge according to AllergenEats.com. Airlines have also made strides, updating their allergy policies and dining options for passengers with sensitivities. Gluten-free meals can be pre-ordered on United, Delta, British Airways flights, among others. In 2015, even more options will abound, with health-centric restaurants like LYFE Kitchen, Sweetgreens and Hu Kitchen quickly expanding.
Taking Your Sleep Seriously
Sleep, it’s no secret, is one key to good mood and better overall health. EVEN Hotels is one example of a hotel making sleep a top priority. Cool, eucalyptus fiber bedding and LED mood lighting help guests catch quality Zs. Travelers can also take matters into their own hands with wearable devices that track sleep and rest patterns. This year, they get lighter, more stylish and less expensive. The Activité Pop watch, revealed at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is just one example of these proliferating wearables.
New Ways To Work & Network
Looking for intellectual stimulation on your next cross-country flight? Pass on the paperback and instead sign up for a seat in Delta’s Innovation Class, a “mentoring program at 30,000 feet.” Applicants have a chance of chatting it up with leaders in business, technology and art like Grammy winner Ryan Lewis and Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexander Wilkis Wilson. The program is in partnership with the business networking site LinkedIn. Amtrak also offers another way to maximize your transit time. The newly launched ‘Amtrak Residency’ gives writers and creative professionals a chance to “work on their craft in an inspiring environment” with free passage, including meals, on a long-haul Amtrak route. The company will announce early this year if there will be a 2015 residency.
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