Traveling Light

What's the hottest destination for 2005? Health resorts, if industry predictions are anything to go by. With 1.7 billion of the planet's 6 billion people classed as overweight or obese by the U.K.-based International Obesity Task Force, the dangers of diets high in fat, sugar and processed foods are more apparent than ever. And spa directors are eager to help. "Most spas initially offered pampering treatments, but with growing competition and a need to differentiate, spas are expanding services to focus on health and fitness," says Naphalai Areesorn, president of the Thai Spa Association. Christine Galle of the Chiva-Som resort agrees....

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