Escape to Shape Named World’s Best Spa and Wellness Tour Operator 2019
(New York) – Escape to Shape, a leader in curating authentic and memorable experienced-based holidays that combine luxury, culture, wellness, fitness, and relaxation, has been awarded World’s Best Spa and Wellness Tour Operator 2019 by Worlds Spa Awards 2019. Escape to Shape was one of six companies in this category which is open to those that combine proven expertise with on the ground specialist knowledge and relationships, to give the spa and wellness tourism consumer the best value for money and the best spa and wellness holiday experiences.
Leading figures of the global spa and wellness industry gathered Monday, October 21, 2019 in Dubai, UAE for the Worlds Spa Awards 2019 – a global initiative to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in the spa and wellness sector. The Worlds Spa Awards launched in 2015 and aims to drive up standards in spa and wellness tourism and foster growth by rewarding the leading organizations in their respective fields.
Escape To Shape: Vietnam
Curating adventures in wellness, Escape to Shape’s experience-based wellness holidays combine exploring the world while getting fit, practicing mindfulness, and eating nutritiously, all with authenticity, luxury and style. A pioneer in the “wellness tourism” field, Escape to Shape broke the mold of the typical ‘yoga retreat,’ going beyond to incorporate a variety of physical activities (yoga, Pilates, dance cardio, barre–based classes, circuit training, hiking, biking, etc.), as well as meditation, mindful eating, and exploration of the unique culture of each destination.
“We are honored to be recognized for doing something that we love – sharing our passion for travel and wellness with our guests around the world,” says Escape to Shape founder Erica Gragg. “Receiving this award motivates us to continue to offer our Escapes in unique destinations around the world, to take wellness beyond fitness and food, and to offer our guests experiences to explore and elevate.”
Escape To Shape: A Journey Through Bhutan
The weeklong “Escapes” emphasize a balanced travel experience, beginning with a personalized health and wellness questionnaire for each guest, and a schedule that infuses each day with local flavors – both in the food and the daily activities. Escapes have taken place in 65 countries thus far – from Bali to Botswana to Bhutan – and each trip is meticulously planned and curated by founders Erica Gragg and Francesco Anchisi.
Together they scout each destination and activity, and hand-select the staff, including guides, fitness instructors and chefs. The company also offers travel consulting and bespoke trips, providing local transportation arrangement, reservations, guides, a comprehensive packing list, and even assistance with visa applications as needed.
Escape To Shape: Marrakech
Built on the philosophy that ‘wellness is the new luxury, and experiences are the new things,’ Escape To Shape recognizes that people are hungry for connection and for a total mind/body experience that takes them out of their day-to-day lives, widens their perspective, and provides them with the opportunity not only to connect with like-minded people, but to reconnect with themselves.
About Escape to Shape
Escape To Shape is the vision of Erica Gragg and Francesco Anchisi, two ‘gypsetters’* who believe in a sophisticated yet down-to-earth way of living- blending traveling, local flavors, experiences and entertaining with balance & wellness. Together the two have successfully married their passions for travel and cultural connections with fitness and wellness, creating a unique and rewarding way to experience the world. Each unique ESCAPE TO SHAPE location provides a perfect backdrop and platform for discerning guests to re-discover themselves while discovering a new culture. Each location, activity and menu is hand selected and curated by Erica and Francesco so as to ensure that guests experience the most authentic and very best each culture has to offer- a blend of cultural ‘must sees’ with an ‘in-the-know’ edge and off-the-beaten path treasures.
Press Release Via: Escape to Shape