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Quarantine Period to be Cut for Travellers Arriving in England 

 

Health and Fitness Travel is delighted at the latest news from the Government that is set to make travelling in the current climate that little bit easier! Amongst plenty of new changes and policies, effective from December 15th you can slash the 14-day quarantine upon arriving back in the UK by booking a private COVID-19 test. This comes as fantastic news for the travel industry and holiday goers alike, as one of the major issues with current travel, has been the two-week self-isolation period after the trip’s completion hindering work, school and life in general! 

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With a market value of just under £5 billion, it is no secret that the fitness industry in the UK has exploded over the past ten years. Gym culture has become the norm with 4.5 million of us having an active membership. The change in culture can be seen in hotels, which now prioritise their health and fitness facilities rather than their former luxuries. Nowadays in this health-conscious world, state of the art gym equipment has become a more important indicator in defining the luxuriousness of a retreat. With as many hotel gyms as plates on a squat rack, we’ve put together a roundup of the best luxury hotel gyms in the world. Take the guesswork out of your fitness holiday and pick a hotel with a gym that’s right for you.   

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If your four-legged friend accompanies you at every stage of your life, why not bring them on holiday too? Dogs are a source of happiness and joy in our lives and can now also be catered for by many hotels and resorts. There is nothing better than walking your dog through the woods or by the beach, exploring the area together and feeling the fresh breeze that blows in your face.

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has been one to remember, especially when it comes to travel and the restrictions, we’ve faced this year! However, a glimmer at the end of the tunnel has emerged, with a potential vaccine being released as early as December, the prospect of unmitigated travel seems within grasp again! Why not take full advantage of this and ride the wave by booking an exclusive wellness retreat using one of our incredible Black Friday travel deals? Now, we hear you. Times are still uncertain; rules and regulations seem to change at the drop of a hat, so feel assured that we have a COVID19-secure book with confidence policy. This means you can book a luxurious, stunning wellness escape to some of the most picturesque locations around the globe with the knowledge that you can amend dates or a get a full refund if Coronavirus interrupts your plans.  

Subject to terms and conditions, you can book any one of these wellness holidays for a much-needed luxurious health and fitness retreat to look forward to in the future: 

 

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Develop your body strength, enhance your flexibility, and stabilise your core muscles with our best Pilates retreats to book for 2021. Secluded in mountains, surrounded by lush greenery, overlooking turquoise water, these retreats guarantee tranquillity, calm, and beauty. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, our bespoke Pilates retreats can cater to the individual needs. Regain your energy with yoga, massage, meditation at world-class spa centres. Couple this with a variety of traditional culinary delights, a range of sports including hiking, biking, skiing, golf, and water sports to give you the optimum experience. Discover the best Pilates retreats to book ahead of 2021 that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and with a renewed sense of vitality.

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International travel, as we once knew it, has changed exponentially. Some countries have even closed the gates for international tourists People are now much more likely to book a ‘staycation’ – a holiday in their home country. Staycations have allowed people to reconsider their holidays and what they want from them, particularly those who are drawn to fitness and wellbeing.

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The Atlantic meets the Pacific with Chiva Som's Asian inspired fish dish that is light, nutritious and very moreish. Simple ingredients are pan fried for a tasty meal that is easy to prepare and perfect as a large appetiser or a small main. A garnish of tangy mango chutney pairs beautifully with the texture of the salmon and the richness of the Asian flavours. Try this super easy recipe for a healthy, exotic and delicate dinner for 3 to 4 people.

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private jet holiday has always been the epitome of luxury. Air travel with glamorous amenities is a stark contrast to what most of us are used to. There are no cramped seats and no suspect in-flight meals. The aircraft is spacious and quiet. They fly higher and faster than anything commercial; so, their journey times are shorter. Flying on a private jet has always been a consistent hallmark of wealth and exclusivity, but now, we are likely to see the unprecedented rise of the private Jetcation.

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As more people than ever have been required to work remotely, the necessity of the office is starting to seem like an archaic idea. The past year has effectively been a revolution in workplace culture where traditional ideas of the ‘office’ have been thrown off with its share of new advantages and new challenges. Given that change is in motion, could we go one step further with remote work and start working from holiday?

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Hopefully, you haven’t left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. If you have, fear not because Health and Fitness Travel is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the best last-minute gift ideas and stocking fillers for the wellness traveller in your life. These are useful, thoughtful, and inexpensive gifts that anyone with a fondness for travel and personal wellbeing will appreciate.

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Disease prevention and healthy living have become top priority for many over the past year. Until a vaccine is produced, our only defences against COVID-19 are the personal protective equipment we wear and our immune system. Neglecting your body’s natural defences with unhealthy living is far more dangerous than it has been in the past. Given the easy transmission of COVID-19, having a strong immune system is not just important for your own health but also important for the safety of others.

 

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The Atlantic meets the Pacific with Chiva Som's Asian inspired fish dish that is light, nutritious and very moreish. Simple ingredients are pan fried for a tasty meal that is easy to prepare and perfect as a large appetiser or a small main. A garnish of tangy mango chutney pairs beautifully with the texture of the salmon and the richness of the Asian flavours. Try this super easy recipe for a healthy, exotic and delicate dinner for 3 to 4 people.

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The habits of travellers have changed, more people are favouring a wellness staycation, there are new demands for immunity boosting retreats, socially distanced wellness trips, private jet wellness journeys and working remotely on holiday; personal health and fitness are now top priority for travel. Embracing the future of wellness travel, our specialist team at Health and Fitness Travel continue to forecast the biggest wellness travel trends. With 2021 set to be the year when travellers push for a return to normality and with more people choosing longer, even season-length health and fitness escapes, the pandemic has changed how we travel. 

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The world seems to be getting smaller. In the past 45 years, the population of the world has almost doubled and it shows no signs of slowing. It is becoming harder to get the peace we need from the mania of the modern world. However, there are oases out there. These remote luxury wellness retreats prioritise your peace of mind for a holiday in incredible comfort. In some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes, they envelop you in a retreat experience that aims to rid you of all anxiety. From the Gulf of Oman, to the Maldives and on to the Caribbean, there are remote luxury wellness hotels to satisfy every taste in culture and climate. For a truly reliably and exclusive time, arrive at your glamorous destination on a chartered private jet: organised, hassle free, by our Health and Fitness Travel team. For those looking to immerse themselves in peaceful seclusion, here are the 7 most expensive remote luxury wellness hotels in the world. 

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Detox retreat is a broad term: it covers everything from a medically supervised cleanse of alcohol to a juice fast on a Thai beach. To give a brief definition, a detox retreat is any getaway where your diet and physical health is aided by resident professionals. The breadth of possibilities with this type of healthy holiday makes it tricky to pick a programme that is a perfect fit for you needs. Raw food diets could be great for losing a few kilos but maybe you would prefer a more holistic detox. Perhaps you’re not excited with the prospect of a spa detox but would love one where you get to practice yoga. At Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, we’ve compiled a study of the best detox retreats into an ultimate guide. So, whether you need to quit smoking or you want to cleanse your colon, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to detox retreats to help you make an informed decision on the right retreat for you.

 

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Glass House Retreat's stuffed courgette ravioli is a light, vegetarian twist on the Italian classic. This new ravioli is rich in taste and high in essential vitamins and nutrients. Its low carbohydrate content makes it the perfect dish for a sunny, al fresco dining experience. Try this fresh take on stuffed ravioli and you’ll never go back to the original.

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Whether you’re in need of an indulgent massage amongst the snow-capped Dolomites or you’re looking for a happiness haven in Puglia’s untouched countryside, our best wellness spa retreats in Italy are the perfect escape for your mind, body, and soul. Taking the time to step back from obligations and responsibilities can have a positive long-term effect on your wellbeing, so why not relax and recuperate with energy massages, guided walks, and aromatherapy sessions surrounded by breath-taking mountains and beaches?

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There is no doubt that taking a break from dull weather can be the perfect relief from stress and anxiety. But looking a little closer, the real benefits of going abroad lie under the surface, in your immune system. Keeping your physical health in check is hugely important, and booking yourself a holiday could give your body a much-needed health kick by ensuring you eat well, drink well and exercise, alongside providing you with natural therapies and treatments to boost both your immunity and your mental wellbeing.

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Releasing the stress of work and school is what a holiday is all about. A European spa break is a great opportunity to rest and recuperate, to regather after a stressful term or a high-pressure month of work. A relaxing wellness getaway is no longer just for couples, family spa holidays in Europe are becoming more popular. They provide the relaxation of a spa retreat with the fun of a family holiday. These breaks are an opportunity for personal betterment and for a rare feeling of freshness. At Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness travel specialists, we have compiled a list of the best luxury family spa holidays in Europe. Our guide will help you to decide on a break that’s right for your family.

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Treat yourself to a rebalancing spa break amongst the tropical forests and exquisite coastlines of Indonesia with our best wellness spa retreats in Bali. Each wellness holiday offers a unique fusion of fitness, culture and wellbeing to give you a well-rounded experience where you can experience a variety of cultural activities, rediscover your Zen through yoga practice or get an adrenaline boost in an invigorating fitness class, all while indulging in relaxing spa therapies and treatments.

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