Wellness Travel FAQs
What to Expect from Wellness Travel
You have a world of options when it comes to wellness travel, and CIRE’s wellness travel advisors have a world of knowledge and connections to make them happen, regardless of your definition of “wellness.” Our work involves networking with wellness travel partners—airlines, spas and retreats, and more—experiencing services and property amenities first-hand to ensure our recommendations meet your every need and whim.
Here are a few questions wellness travelers ask our experts most frequently…
What exactly is wellness travel?
Wellness means different things to different people. Even the words wellness, spa and retreat are used interchangeably. Rely on our wellness travel advisors to ask the right questions that get to the heart of what wellness means to you. Is it a full-blown immersive experience? Healthy dining options? Connecting mind and soul? A hotel with a renowned gym?
Exactly what types of wellness travel does CIRE plan?
It runs the gamut from fully immersive destination spas to reserving accommodations for a business trip near your favorite exercise class. With wellness travel defined in so many ways, there is no limit to what our travel planners can arrange anywhere in the world, whether you’re focused on a spiritual getaway or landing an important client.
Can I combine my wellness vacation with a little sightseeing or add on to a business trip?
Not only can you, but we highly recommend it.
How involved or hands off can we be with the wellness travel planning?
This is your journey and your personal preference. Some clients want to be involved in planning every little detail from sun up to sun down. Others provide a wellness goal, say fitness or luxurious pampering and let our team take it from there. And, still others simply explain they need a break and let us suggest several options. We’ve found that over time, every call and email with our team builds trust to the point that even very hands-on clients eventually feel confident that their wellness is in the best hands, ours.
What is the first step and what if we don’t know what our wellness options are?
The first step is easy. Just reach out. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and one of our wellness travel advisors will contact you to schedule a “get to know you” call or meeting. You are going to love this step. Promise! During this time, your travel planner asks questions you may have never considered. It’s because of this personal consultation that your journey will be even better than you ever imagined possible.
What if I’m not exactly “in shape?”
Not to worry! Wellness travel is about you and where you’re at in life. So many spas and resorts cater to those of all levels of fitness. Plus, because we spend so much time during the consultation phase really getting to understand your goals, you’ll never wind up at a location not perfectly suited to you.
How does CIRE create our wellness travel itinerary?
Based on what our travel advisors learn during your initial discussions and reading between the lines, they work on a draft wellness travel itinerary. They present your options and revise or begin booking based on your feedback.
Does CIRE handle everything to do with our journey down to the smallest detail?
Absolutely. With our knowledge of the best places in the world to do whatever your heart desires, our industry A-list connections and the powerful reach of First in Service Travel, every detail is handled, including:
- Complimentary consultation
- Airline reservations
- Ground transportation
- Activities and special experiences
- Cuisine options
- Pre-booking spa services, treatments and fitness activities
- Travel documentation: Our in-house visa expeditor can help coordinate requirements for traveling abroad
What if we run into a problem or have questions about our wellness journey or an element of our trip?
CIRE’s wellness travel advisors micromanage every detail of your itinerary. They’ve ensured travelers arrive at their destinations when volcano eruptions have halted all air traffic, when snowstorms shut down airports, when people have overslept, and when they’ve changed direction in their expectations. Just one call to CIRE, and it’s handled. That’s all you want to hear.
CIRE Travel runs reports looking for advance or immediate warnings of world events or weather that could force travel delays or cancellations for our travelers. In the event of a possible or impending delay, the CIRE team jumps into a proactive contingency mode rerouting and rescheduling as necessary, so you’re never left waiting in line or on hold.
CIRE Travel planners are not 9-to-5 employees. They are career agents who love what they do and genuinely care about your wellness. Reach out to the team, any time, even at 3:00 am in case of an emergency. And no, your plunge pool being a few degrees off isn’t an emergency. Carbs after a week of salads? We’ll talk.
Contact CIRE to handle your wellness vacation or add elements of wellness into your business or leisure travels…