Updated: Mar 21
Currently, the travel industry is on pause while the world works collectively to fight the spread of COVID-19. Before coronavirus hit, the stats show that in 2017, 830 million wellness trips were made. By 2020, the assumption is this will have surpassed the 1 billion mark. Today, health-conscious travellers are expecting everything from full-blown retreats to integrated wellness solutions. Businesses importantly are eager to leverage that momentum.
However, once the market begins to recover, with the right measures in place, wellness travel has the potential to thrive as the post-COVID consumer prioritises their health, perhaps more so than ever before. Adapting online to deliver digital content and to keep customers engaged, fully connected and ready for future loyalty is what the current focus is right now.
In 2019, saw the launch of fitness boutiques, I bring your attention to: Tabula Rasa – def:/ “the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception.
Tabula Rasa are global leaders in the curation of luxury corporate and lifestyle wellness retreats around the world. Whether you're looking for the perfect package for a corporate team incentive, a personal “health-kick” holiday, or a radical transformation in your wellbeing they offer it all. It’s not just the in depth insight and world renowned service that guarantees you an experience to remember, but the attention to detail and genuine care for Tabula Rasa’s clients, ensuring you leave the retreat renewed, refocused and satisfied.
At TABULA RASA they believe in the power of partnerships, collaboration and growing the luxury retreat community. The retreats range between 10 to 120 guests across varied levels of fitness and goals. Incorporating exclusive deals that they partnered with top Luxury Hotels worldwide to offer the very best in service and arranged the best deals available and exclusivity to Tabula Rosa, has been a key factor in their success.
Dolvett is the Co-founder of Tabula Rasa, along with Roxy Robinson. He is also a NYT Bestselling Author, International Keynote Speaker, Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Personal Development Expert with 20+ years of experience empowering people to turn potential into strength. With expertise in self-love, healthy wealth and fitness, he has coached people from all walks of life, and is most recognized for his 7 seasons as a trainer on NBC’s TV show, “The Biggest Loser.”
Through books, keynotes and guest appearances, Dolvett helps people everywhere overcome self-doubt by giving them a clear vision, growth mind-set and a practical system to design their best path forward.
Partnered with, Roxy Robinson, who is a female entrepreneur from South Africa. She is setting the benchmark for all women who wish to become an entrepreneur. Roxy has been featured in TV shows, major publications, and has spoken at many local and international events. Roxy began her career at the young age of 17 and has over the years built a global empire in over 120 cities. Roxy has also been nominated as SME Business Awards and BUSINESS WOMEN OF THE YEAR Finalist numerous times. Roxy has built strong partnerships, making her a global female icon; she is truly a force to be reckoned with. She is the epitome of a self-made powerful woman and has reached this point through consistent hard work, necessary sacrifices and dedication towards her dreams, which inspires many other women seeking establishment in the business world.
Robinson founded Roxstar luxury travel in 2010 that specializes in creating bespoke experiences for brands that want to connect and live their best lives . With a global reputation and an abundance of knowledge and experience in curating the ultimate experience .
Together both Dolvett and Roxy represent Tabula Rasa Retreats and they are making lives of others better.
With a major focus on curating wellness retreats for private and corporate clients and global brands, they pride themselves in developing personalised packages to suit your requirements.
As a newly launched travel brand, how are you navigating the COVID-19 challenge?
Of course it’s been hugely challenging, travel restrictions and social distancing have meant that we have had to reschedule the first half of our season.
In some ways it will be a great accelerator for things we had planned on doing in the future. I think that so many people have found lockdown challenging both emotionally and physically, so there will be a huge attraction to fitness, health and regaining a sense of energy once it’s over.
People are eager to get healthy and feel amazing again, already receiving a lot of early interest in the 2021 season. Until then Tabula Rasa are creating ways in which they can support people at home, get well, keep well and re-focus.
They are committed to delivering retreats as soon as they are able to, and have increased the planning and bookings for the 2021 season, and hopefully sooner, most definitely the last quarter of 2020.
Some of our key highlights include a unique Safari retreat and Lost city experience staying at the Palace in South Africa through to remote islands in the Maldives KUDADOO being a key favourite and the Andaz Mayokoba in Mexico through to the Alila properties in Bali have a look at the website for some of our top retreats www.tabularasaretreats.com .
Each journey will be built with unique touch points across fitness, nutrition, transportation and bespoke service. A sample multi-day itinerary may include private access to a personalised training session with a specialist, an exploration of ultra-seasonal cooking with a foraging experience hosted by a renowned local chef or a transformative mountaintop meditation at sunrise or a starry sky night in the middle of a private safari reserve.