Global Wellness Summit Elects Jeremy Jauncey as a Keynote Speaker for 2023 GWS Summit

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Jeremy Jauncey will be a keynote speaker for the 17th annual Global Wellness Summit.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced that Jeremy Jauncey, founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations, will be a keynote speaker for the 17th annual Global Wellness Summit, taking place at Barahat Msheireb in Doha, Qatar, from November 6-9, 2023. 

Jauncey is a prominent figure in the travel industry, with The Financial Times calling him the “world’s most influential traveler," and Fast Company magazine voting Beautiful Destinations as one of the most innovative companies in the world. Jauncey also appeared on the cover Conde Nast – Middle East as part of the cover feature “19 People Changing How We Travel.”

Jauncey is a frequent speaker at high-profile events, including the World Travel Market, the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit and Skift Global Forum. In addition, Jauncey is a passionate advocate for sustainability and conservation, serving as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund. He has spoken at several United Nations events, including the UN World Tourism Organization and the UN Climate Summit.

Related: Global Wellness Summit Announces Pre- and Post-Summit Events in Qatar

Jeremy Jauncey, founder and CEO of Beautiful DestinationsJeremy Jauncey, founder and CEO of Beautiful DestinationsPhoto Courtesy of Global Wellness Summit

“Jeremy is not only one of the most influential individuals in international travel, but he’s also a leading advocate for sustainable travel and, specifically, wellness tourism,” said Cathy Feliciano-Chon, one of the GWS 2023 co-chairs and founder & managing director of CatchOn, a Finn Partners company. “He brings a level of understanding of the trends and opportunities within this fast-growing segment and can share his unique perspective on MENA’s explosive growth in this sector.”

The theme of this year's GWS is "A Time of Transformation." GWS has also organized pre and post Summit events in Qatar. Registration for the 2023 Summit is now open on the Global Wellness Summit's website.

“Qatar is one of the fastest-growing hospitality markets in the world and is aiming to become one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, attracting 6 million visitors by 2030,” said Nancy Davis, chief creative officer & executive director. “Qatar’s wellness tourism ambitions make an incredible case study for Summit delegates and Jeremy is uniquely positioned to discuss the opportunities for wellness tourism in the MENA region.”

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