Healing Holidays Opens Office in Singapore
London, 02 August 2019 – The UK’s leading wellness travel specialist Healing Holidays has announced the opening of a brand new overseas office in Singapore.
Healing Holidays’ ongoing growth sees the company open their first overseas office this month in Singapore. The new branch offers wellness solutions to health-conscious consumers from across Asia, Australia and the West coast of the USA, making wellness holidays more accessible to these local markets. The Singapore branch will also play an important role in the sourcing and securing of new wellness properties in this region, ensuring that they meet the high standards required to join Healing Holidays’ portfolio.
There are currently no specialist wellness travel companies in the Asian region and this new office presents Healing Holidays with the opportunity to fill that void and to offer the very best service and product to the local clientele.
The Singapore office will be headed by Claire Bostock, previously Chief Business Officer at the Absolute Sanctuary resort in Thailand, who will work closely with the head office in the UK.
“Wellness is rooted deeply in Asian tradition and lifestyle, and in the last few years there has been an increasing interest from the region in Wellness travel. However there are no established experts in these markets who can advise and point consumers to the right wellness property or programme to meet their needs. Healing Holidays, with its strong brand reputation and profile, is very well placed to cater to this growing demand and I am extremely excited about expanding its footprint across the region." – says Claire Bostock
HealingHolidays is a multi-award winning wellness travel company that contracts exclusively with many of the world’s finest spas and medical clinics. Being at the forefront of the UK wellness market for over 15 years, Healing Holidays are constantly expanding their portfolio of properties but crucially their experts only ever give recommendations based upon their first-hand experiences. It has won numerous awards including the World’s Best Spa & Wellness Tour Operator and the UK’s Favourite Specialist Tour Operator.
About Claire Bostock
Originally a private banker from Singapore, Claire left the corporate world and started her career in wellness as a Yoga teacher. In 2008 she began overseeing one of Thailand’s leading wellness properties, Absolute Sanctuary, and in 2011 her portfolio was expanded to also include Absolute Fit Food and Absolute You’s international business expansion and its team of teachers. In 2017 she moved back to Singapore to open Absolute You’s first international studio, and further expanded her career in wellness by becoming a consultant with AJT holdings in 2018 where she was in charge of the development of medical wellness concepts for their various projects across Asia. Celebrating her 10+ years in the wellness industry, Claire is now delving further into the sector by becoming the director of Healing Holidays’ new office in Singapore.
About Frances Geoghegan
Hailing from Ireland, Frances started out in the UK travel industry in the early 1990’s. Initially working in the conference and incentive sector, she quickly progressed through the ranks to run a number of luxury travel companies. A passion for Africa then led her to become the driving force behind Africa Travel becoming one of the UK’s leading specialists for luxury tailor-made travel to Africa. Her lifelong interest in wellness was ignited in the early part of the new millennium when her own health issues led her to realise that there was no travel company dedicated to offering health and wellness solutions, and so Healing Holidays was born. An industry pioneer and trailblazer, Frances was recently named as one of Conde Nast Traveller’s ‘World’s Best Travel Specialists’, and her advice is regularly sought by some of the world’s most discerning clients, as well as by the UK’s foremost journalists. Her passion for delivering excellence ensures that she gets very involved with both her partner spas and clients, and the next chapter in her extraordinary journey with Healing Holidays is the opening of the Singapore office.