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Could a Tech-Free Mindfulness Retreat be the Future of Hospitality?

Technology has become overwhelming for many, so it’s no wonder people want a break! Discover how a tech-free mindfulness retreat could be the future of hospitality...

These days, a tech free life is pretty impossible to accomplish. In fact, the average Brit goes online for around 24 hours every single week. It’s no wonder people need a break!

The Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show aims to open your eyes to the newest trends in hospitality, so you can keep visitors coming back for more. With future hotel technology trends of tech free living coming to light, why not make the move to provide a tech free mindfulness retreat for Britons to switch off for a while?

Get your FREE tickets to the show to meet the people who can take the future of hospitality to your doorstep! Discover more about tech free retreats, and the companies you can meet to set one up, right here...

Detoxing from technology, with a cup of tea and a book, is a great way to re-centre yourself

What is a Mindfulness Retreat?

A mindfulness retreat focuses on boosting one’s health and wellbeing in order to relax, and switch off from the world. Most mindfulness retreats will include activities to help you bring your body back into balance, like yoga and tai chi. The idea is to create an experience and space where the individual can truly unplug from the world, putting aside their addiction to technology to recentre with themselves and nature.

In many cases, visitors get an insight from lifestyle gurus into practices and techniques required to stay grounded, even during stressful times. This way, the individual can become inspired with their daily tasks, once again, to gain balance in everyday life.

A tech free retreat could, most certainly, be accomplished without outside help. That said, with the aid of a holiday provider, alongside a group of like-minded individuals to take the tech free journey with, you’re much more likely to stick to it. This is why giving the option of a tech free holiday getaway is a great option.

Types of Mindfulness Retreats

Mindfulness retreats are fantastic for helping visitors get away from work, improve their mental and physical health, reduce stress, and take back control of their life! But, before you set up your very own mindfulness retreat, it’s important to decide what your rules and regulations are. This will not only help you with marketing your company, but will also help you to decide exactly what utilities to provide your guests. Here are some ideas:

Tech-Free Retreat

A tech free retreat is a remote getaway, where WiFi and data is not accessible, and TVs and computers are nowhere to be seen. In many cases, the holiday park will remove mobile phones, and other electronics, from their guests at the reception desk, to encourage them to stay on task.

Silent Retreat

A silent retreat is usually an add-on to a tech-free retreat, wherein visitors are also encouraged to be completely silent during their stay. This is a great way to reconnect with oneself, and get back to nature, without the chatter of day-to-day life.

Meditation Getaway

Similar to this is a meditation getaway, where the individual can learn meditation techniques from experts in the field. A meditation retreat could focus on personal or group classes, outside or indoors, to centre visitors back to reality.

This woman sitting on a sand dune is staring into the distance, disconnecting completely from technology

Ideas For Your Tech Free Mindfulness Retreat

The Holiday Park Innovation Show is focused on helping you to network with all the companies, under one roof, who can help make your next business idea a reality. Below, we’ve listed some of these amazing exhibitors:

Accommodation

Accommodation is one of the most important elements to think about when it comes to setting up a health and wellness retreat. Take a look...

  • Urban Marque: bespoke lodges, ranging from budget to high-end.
  • Eco-Signature Luxury Lodge: specifically tailored eco-homes, built with your exact specifications in mind.
  • Bluefield Houseboats: quality houseboat designs, providing the ultimate relaxing vibe.
  • EcoKnit: providing quick drying towels, ideal for a sustainable retreat, looking to promote relaxation.

Activities

Without the usual technology to keep your guests occupied, they’ll need activities to keep them happy, and steered away from their phones. A number of our exhibitors offer fantastic services, and can really take your retreat to the next level:

  • Gym Gear: providing gym equipment, including machines, flooring, gym design, finance, marketing, and even the chance to be supported by an industry leader; a single source for all your gym needs.
  • HM Adventure Golf: planning, designing, and constructing adventure golf courses, whether it be indoor or outdoor, crazy or mini, and anything else in between!

Relaxation Outlets

One of the key aspects of a mindfulness retreat is relaxation. This includes relaxing sports, like yoga, and, most importantly, spas. If you’re interested in hearing more about our amazing spa and hot tub exhibitors, then check out this blogpost for more information. Here, you’ll discover the benefits of spas on your visitors, and will give you the information you need to decide which of our amazing spa exhibitors to visit at the exhibition itself.

To really ensure you have everything you’ll need in terms of relaxation for your customers, our show also welcomes Aachen, a wonderful sauna and steaming company. We also can’t wait to see Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs at their stand; the day spa specialists, focused on the management and monitoring of spas.

For some more “think outside the box” ideas, check out this article for more.

These feet splashing in a spa shows just one of the ways a mindfulness retreat can help to relax

The Future of Hospitality: It’s as Simple as That

Want to be a part of the trend which is helping individuals to get back to their old selves again? Then head on over to the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show on 6th & 7th November at the NEC, Birmingham, by getting your FREE tickets!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet every company that can take your new tech free idea all the way to the finish line. We can’t wait to meet you there, so we can help you to boost profits at your holiday park through harnessing the latest trends.

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