Photo Slideshow: The Wellness Travel Awards Winners

Wellness tourism may be a $494 billion worldwide market, but it means different things to different people. The first Global Wellness Travel Awards allowed consumers to reveal their personal favorites in a variety of wellness categories. The awards honor destination spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the world dedicated to offering experiences and environments that leave visitors healthier when they check out than when they checked in.

An elite panel of 26 travel and wellness industry journalists and experts nominated 373 locations for the awards; consumers across the globe then cast votes for for six Crystal Awards, 41 Country Awards and 18 Category Awards.

Take a look at some of the wellness stars in our slideshow of the Category Awards winners!