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Awards

There are a lot of people and businesses in the Asia Pacific region who are doing
amazing things in the spa, health, beauty, and wellness travel space. They are improving the lives of
others, providing inspiration, offering incredible experiences, or simply giving to those who need it.
Yet, they are not very good at telling the world how good they are! And that has been one of
the main catalysts to launch the Spa & Wellness Awards. To provide a platform to
reward and recognise those people and businesses doing remarkable things.

To honour the great work they do or the quality products and services they supply.

The dream

We’ve been wanting to bring back our Spa & Wellness
awards since the demise of the Australasia Spa & Wellness
Association (ASpa) in 2015. The ASpa Awards of Excellence
were highly prestigious, and gave the industry a place to
come together, celebrate and support our achievements as a
collaborative group.

Like a lot of good intentions, this one sat on a pile of ‘to do’s’
on my desk collecting dust. With the encouragement of some
good people in the industry, it was decided 2021 was the
time to bring the awards back. And in light of the year our
industry has endured. It is only fitting we celebrate those who
have re-emerged with renewed enthusiasm and a survival spirit.

THE PLAN FOR THESE AWARDS IS TO GIVE A LOUD VOICE TO THE QUIET ACHIEVERS!

SHARING SUCCESS

We will start small

A simple gala event celebrating in true Spa & Wellness style.
Cast your mind forward to Summer 2021, sipping coconut water to live
music, we will be getting ready to announce the winners of each
award. A plant based buffet with a lot of happy, positive energy.
Over time, the awards evening, will be part of a larger event bringing
our wonderful Spa & Wellness community together to celebrate,
be inspired and share our success.

It is hoped these Awards will stimulate the Spa and
Wellness Tourism industry and bring unity to an industry
that is hurting right now.

If you would you like to get involved or become a partner,
we’d love to hear from you

IMPORTANT DATES

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED:
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

01 January – 03 September 2021
15 October 2021
14 November 2021
Inaugural Gala Event – Sofitel Darling Harbour

RELAX. RETREAT. RESTORE.

Revive

We are the region’s most comprehensive Spa & Wellness directory, with a
delicious mix of luxury, sustainability, accessibility and fun. Travel, Wellness & Spa delivers
the best spots to relax, revive, retreat and restore… with a touch of beauty, and sprinkle of
interesting interviews with people who do wonderful things in our world.

You can find your next escape, explore the latest in wellness, see what offers are
available, and upcoming retreats to attend. You can also leave a review on your
experience sharing what you loved and what can be improved.

Through us, venture into the wonderful world of wellness, travel & spa!

KRIS ABBEY IS THE FOUNDER OF SPA +
WELLNESS. AS FOUNDER AND EDITOR,
SHE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORE AND BRING
TOGETHER THE BEST THE WORLD HAS TO
OFFER IN WELLNESS AND SELF CARE.

ABOUT KRIS

Kris Abbey is the founder of Spa & Wellness.
She is an adventurer, educator, communicator and above all,
a trusted wellness expert. She deeply cares about the Spa &
Wellness Industry and the people it serves.
Her career is entrenched in this industry, which has landed her
(smack in the middle) of a treatment table, yoga mat, mud pool
or rain forest… all for the cause of wellness!

Kris has sat on the board for the following organisations:
ASpa: Australasia’s Spa Association
IHWA: International Health & Wellness Alliance
AIM: Australian Institute of Management (Advisory Board)
GWS: Global Wellness Summit (alumni)

You can learn more about Kris here.

  • KIND WORDS

    Kris was one of the pioneers who rallied the Australian
    spa and wellness industry. Her passion for all things
    wellness clearly showing through her work with the
    media and not-for-profit organisations.

    Samantha Foster, International Health and Wellness Alliance

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  • KIND WORDS

    Kris is the epitome of the all-rounder. Firstly, she lives on the frontier of everything health, wellness & spa related - she's the industry knowledge expert. Secondly, she's the "go to person" on everything & anything fitness-related. Finally, she's a strategist, a creative who designs the most beautiful published materials, an incredible writer, a business owner & a person who inspires. Everything she touches sparkles & I've never before worked with someone who delivers so consistently & to such a high standard of excellence.

    Rhonda Sweet, Online Strategist, Westpac

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  • KIND WORDS

    When it comes to the Spa industry Kris is the first person who immediately comes to my mind. Having known Kris professionally for 10+ years I wholeheartedly recommend her as THE expert and go-to consultant. Over the years Kris has become a friend who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone who is in the industry and seeking expert advice based on years of hands-on experience. I've worked with Kris on a number of projects and every time she exceeds my expectations on her knowledge, practicalities and creativity for what can be created.

    Samantha Sample, Be Genki

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OUR

Story

From Spa Life to Spa & Wellness

We started out as a monthly magazine and have evolved into
so much more – we have evolved to be more fitting with where
the wellness-seeking consumer sits today.

The Spa we know and love is so much more than pamper and luxury, it’s
preventative health and lifestyle. We have put in the legwork to find out
how locals around the world support their wellbeing and bring that to
you. Most authentic Spa treatments originate from century old healing
techniques, rituals and practices, not in six-star hotels.

What we offer is a world directory of the best and most authentic spa,
wellness and travel experiences.

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industries to offer their services, and a beautiful space for
consumers to find the best they have to offer.

If you’re a business owner, write a description, add images,
upload your services, integrate social media, and add any
special promotions or deals you’re offering.

You can also put up video content and have total control of
your listing. You can even see who’s visiting your page, what
interactions they had, and even get them to make a booking.

I’ve spent years building this platform to be a one-stop-shop
for travel, wellness and Spa business owners, as well as a
place for consumers to come to find them.

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