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Deprivation Vacations are the latest rage for US business travelers and travelers on holiday. Resorts and day spas across the country now offer boot camp-style activities, tight-rope walking and extreme trekking. For the less intense, other vacation destinations offer yoga, cooking and dance classes.
Why it matters
In our post-recession world, the irony is that perks like free wi-fi and breakfast are no longer “perky” enough to reel-in travelers. Today’s post-recession travelers are looking for an inspiring experience to push them to extremes well outside their comfort zones. Will we start to see luxury resorts offer extreme activities to attract more holiday makers?
Zmar is Portugal's first totally eco-friendly campsite. The five star camping resort represents a €30million investment featuring solar-panelling, waste management, extensive recycling, a didactic farm and a Centre for Environmental Interpretation for children.
Interest in long-distance running has never been greater in Sweden. With a record number of participants running in the Stockholm Marathon this year, a number of new training clubs have appeared around the country.