News roundup: 8 wellness trends influencing travel today, and other headlines


For PropertyGuru’s news roundup, eight wellness trends that are influencing travel. In other headlines, what are the obligations of a commercial property landlord in Australia? And China will offer visa-free travel to six European nations.

Eight wellness trends that are influencing travel

Wellness is emerging as a fundamental part of the travel experience, a top priority for guests at all levels, and no longer a benefit reserved for luxury hotels and resorts.

But wellness is not just spa treatments and healthy menu options anymore. Today’s wellness trends incorporate self-care, quality sleep, personal and environmental connections, social responsibility, and sustainability, said Ana Ramirez, co-founder and wellness hospitality designer of Ancestral Handmade Hotels. Ramirez led a panel on the topic at the recent SAHIC Latin America & The Caribbean conference.

Hoteliers can adopt wellness elements at many levels, through programming, design, architecture, and even technology. Small and large efforts can all be appealing, speakers in the conference said, according to CoStar.

Top commercial property landlord obligations in Australia

Your obligations as a commercial property landlord don’t end when you and your tenant sign the lease.

Have you read the lease in detail and agreed on maintenance, fit-out, and make-good issues? Do you know what your rights are as a commercial property landlord and who you can call on for help?

In this report by, industry experts explain commercial landlords’ top obligations.

China offers visa-free travel for Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Switzerland nationals

China started offering 15-day visa-free travel for nationals of Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Switzerland beginning 14th March.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the move at a 7th March press conference in Beijing, held on the sidelines of China’s annual parliamentary meetings. “We hope more countries will also offer Chinese citizens visa facilitation and work with us to build fast-track networks for cross-border travels and encourage speedy resumption of international passenger flights,” he said, as reported by HKFP.

Ordinary passport holders from the six European states will be able to enter China, visa-free, for business, tourism, visiting relatives and friends, and transit, until 30th November 2024.

Last November, China began a year-long trial of visa-free travel for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Malaysian, and Dutch travellers.

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