The Westin Dragonara Resort Malta Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

The Westin Dragonara’s Great Traveler Reviews Land it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites

St. Julian’s, Malta – <May 25th, 2022 – The Westin Dragonara, Malta today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews from travelers around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, The Westin Dragonara stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to travelers.
Michael Camilleri Kamsky, General Manager of The Westin Dragonara said: “This award gives my team and I great satisfaction because it is the direct result of the reviews by our guests. The award is an endorsement that The Westin Dragonara is truly ‘the gateway to luxury in Malta’ which is what we all constantly strive for”.
“Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Winners,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests. Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it's using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps you've taken to meet travelers' new demands. You've adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity."

Europe 2022: Medical Tourism, Rest and Relaxation and Beer Spa’s

Beer Spa’s caught your attention, right? Surprisingly that is the least popular, although perhaps the most fun of treatments that are consumed in the West Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, where you will find a trifecta of the 8 Great Spa Towns of Europe. The Great Spas of Europe

For centuries people from around the world have headed to West Bohemia to make use of the natural resources (water and mud) in which the area abounds. But it’s not all about world-famous spa towns where it’s good to relax and recharge your batteries. In the vicinity of the spa triangle, set in soothing countryside, you’ll also discover several top golf resorts where you can spend your free time between spa procedures.

Medical Tourism is the #1 reason why, in 2019 over 880,000 clients visited a total of 36 spa towns in the Czech Republic. The crown jewel of the Czech Spa Towns is; Karlovy Vary with Mariánské Lázně and Frantiskovy Lazne making up The West Bohemian Spa Triangle. The three are home to more mineral springs than any other region in the world, additionally have also been added to the UNESCO world heritage site.

The advantages of “med wellness” include centuries of experience in providing medical treatments. The spa infrastructure in the Czech Republic is at an excellent level. Spa resorts employ highly qualified medical staff to oversee care with the progressive healing and physiotherapeutic methods that are world renowned.

Staying active in most cases is staying healthy, with that golf is encouraged for those that enjoy the game... with several excellent golf options.

Karlovy Vary, the breathtaking setting offers 2 immediate options for golfers, including one of the oldest and top-rated courses in the region Golf Resort Karlovy Vary and Cihelny Golf & Wellness Resort is a Gary Player Signature Design.

Marianske Lazne, here you will find the oldest golf courses in the Czech Republic, Royal Golf Club open in 1905, received “Royal” designation from Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. Royal Golf Club Mariánské Lázně

Frantiskovy Lazne, the smallest of the 3 towns, offers a challenging layout at the Golf Resort Frantiskovy Lazne

Beer Spas, just what you might think, the contents of what you are sitting in is beer based. Generally, a combination of the same ingredients that go into beer making plus mineral water and some beer. Extremely relaxing and good for the skin, you are encouraged to enjoy a pint or 2 during the process. Best of all when you are done you don’t smell of beer. A couple of the original Beer Spa’s Chodovar Beer Spa & Brewery and one with beer spa outlets in each of the Great Spa Towns of the Czech Republic
První Pivní Lázně Karlovy Vary - Beer Spa

It is without doubt that one plays their best golf with sound mind and body, West Bohemia in the Czech Republic is just the place to make it happen.

The conditions that are treated are diverse, a very small sampling include: digestive conditions, diabetes, neurological disorders, osteoporosis, prostate, respiratory, heart disease and circulation.

Portugal: Cascais`s five-star resort confirms course upgrades ahead of 2022

Penha Longa Resort has officially confirmed that its championship course, The Atlantic, will undergo a renovation and upgrades in key areas to elevate it’s conditioning and playing standards.

Originally designed by golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr., the headline renovation will see all 87 bunkers restored to their original shape, adding 747 tonnes of sustainable, local white sand, enhancing an already picturesque layout which meanders through the Sintra Mountains.

The resort aims to improve the overall structure of the bunkers and reinstate the correct levels of stability, smoothness, and compaction for improved playability across the year. Portugal has a climate which supports golf all year round, and with the adjustments to the course, conditions will be accommodating throughout dry periods and winter months.

Course upgrades also include the re-grassing of some of the fairways, a new layer of Bermuda grass, revitalising five of the key holes (Holes 2, 6, 8, 13 and 18) with improved drainage processes, resulting in greener and smoother aesthetics.course and elevate the resort to a new level, attracting new golfers from across the world. It is our ambition to bring tournament golf back to the resort and hope that these changes will be the first step on the road to doing so.”

“Becoming an environmentally sustainable resort is also a key ambition of ours in the future and no stone was left unturned in the decision-making process undertaken at the start of the project. Our team have taken important steps to research and evaluate the different products that will be used to understand which ones will be most beneficial for the environment at the resort. This will allow us to update the course without being harmful to the stunning natural surroundings that we are lucky to find on our doorstep at Penha Longa Resort.”

The Atlantic’s renovation set to be completed before the end of the year, Penha Longa Resort has also announced two new exclusive packages for visitors, available until 31st March 2022. Golfers are able to take advantage of a wide variety of off-course experiences and activities, perfect for a family vacation or spontaneous getaway.

Both packages include a range of complimentary dining options at the resort, as well as a guided tour of the XIV-Century Monastery, whilst the ‘Reconnect with Nature’ package offers the choice of one daily activity per person such as a cocktail workshop, historical circuit or yoga session. 

The team at Penha Longa opted for Bermuda Grass after research from certified labs forecast the new grass could save the resort up to 30% in irrigation water per year, and the results should be visible within a year or two.


The Atlantic has recently been named 60th in Golf World’s ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe’ 2022-23, in addition to 52nd in the ‘Top 100 Modern Courses 2021’ and 10th in the ‘Top 50 Courses in Portugal’, confirming the developments on course have been successful.


Penha Longa Resort has also been named 24th in the new ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’, as well as 7th in the ‘Top 25 Golf Resorts in Portugal’.


Speaking about the new course upgrades, Oliver Key, General Manager, Penha Longa Resort, added: “Our entire team at Penha Longa Resort are passionate about providing our guests with the best possible experience on the Atlantic 365 days of the year. Having last renovated the course before the Portugal Open in 2009

Lifestyle destination deluxe 2021: Rocco Forte Sicilian Open

German golfers will now have improved access to Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, after a new partnership with the PGA of Germany.

As part of the two-year agreement, the fabulous five-star resort – home of the European Tour’s Rocco Forte Sicilian Open – will be a host venue for the German PGA’s annual training camp where the golfers will be able to make full use of the state-of-the-art facilities.

But amateur golfers will also enjoy the benefits of a trip to Sicily with club members able to enjoy professional-led coaching breaks at discounted rates. Pros stay free when accompanied by six guests, while five green fees are included when staying for seven nights. Buggies are also included during the low season.

Aside from the superb Kyle Phillips-designed Championship course and the nine-hole par-three Executive course, the resort’s second 18-hole layout reopens next summer following a major redesign and renovation programme.

In addition, the practice facilities are the envy of many European resorts with a double-ended driving range and first-class academy. The venue also features Italy’s only European Tour-approved Performance Institute, where players of all abilities can hone their swings using cutting-edge technology.

Verdura director of golf, Antonio Castello, said: “It’s an exciting partnership for us and a real opportunity to increase our profile even more in a country, which has a proud tradition of producing some of the world’s best golfers. We are sure this will be a successful partnership and will enable us to welcome many more guests from Germany in the coming years.”

Nestled in 230 hectares of stunning Mediterranean landscape on Sicily’s southern coast, Verdura is a member of the exclusive European Tour Destinations network. The resort is famous for offering guests an unforgettable five-star golf experience in one of the most beautiful settings in world golf, and was recently named as a recipient of Golf Digest magazine’s coveted ‘2020 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’ for the fifth year in a row.

Verdura Resort features 203 rooms and suites, all with a sea view, which offer a perfect solution for family holiday. In addition, the venue is set to add to its luxury accommodation portfolio by opening in 2021 twenty new modern and spacious private Rocco Forte Villas, each with its own private swimming pool and affording unparalled panoramic views of the Sicilian coast and Mediterranean.

Away from golf, guests can enjoy an extensive array of other luxury sports and lifestyle facilities, as well as the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gastronomy, wine, history and culture.

Frankfurt: Cosmetica 22.und 23. August 2020

Die COSMETICA Frankfurt wird vorverlegt - neuer Termin im August

Die Ausbreitung des neuen Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 führt in diesem Messejahr zu zahlreichen Terminverschiebungen – das betrifft leider auch die COSMETICA Frankfurt. Die Branchenmesse wird nicht wie geplant vom 26. bis 27. September 2020 stattfinden, sondern auf den 22. und 23. August 2020 vorgezogen.
Grund für die Vorverlegung ist eine durch den Coronavirus bedingte Verschiebung der BEAUTY Düsseldorf, die jüngst ihren Nachholtermin bekanntgab und eine Woche vor das ursprünglich für die COSMETICA Frankfurt geplante Wochenende gelegt wurde.
Die COSMETICA Frankfurt richtet sich an Profis aus den Bereichen Dienstleistungskosmetik, Fußpflege, Nails und Wellness. Sie verzeichnet alljährlich mehr als 13 000 Besucher.

Anti-aging Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019-2027

Transparency Market Research (TMR) has published a new report titled, "Anti-aging Market for Anti-wrinkle Products - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019-2027". According to the report, the global anti-aging market for anti-wrinkle products was valued at US$ 8,400.0 Mn in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2019 to 2027. Rise in popularity of multi-functional cosmetic products, increase in the geriatric population, and launch of anti-wrinkle creams & serums in emerging markets in Asia Pacific are anticipated to augment the global anti-aging market for anti-wrinkle products from 2019 to 2027.

Rise in Awareness about Skin Care Cosmetics

Awareness about the use of skin care cosmetics to reduce pimples, wrinkles, acne, and other skin problems is increasing, especially among the youth and adults. Additionally, significant emphasis on personal care among the elderly population and lifestyle changes boost usage of anti-wrinkle creams. Men are as much concerned about facial care as women and the trend of using anti-wrinkle creams and serums is growing among men. Furthermore, increase in the use of branded anti-wrinkle products for anti-aging among a majority of the upper- and middle-class women and men in developed countries is expected to fuel the growth of the market in developed regions such as North America. Popularity of skin firming creams and other cosmetic products coupled with online availability of branded creams is likely to boost the growth of the anti-aging market for anti-wrinkle products.

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Increase in Geriatric Population

Increase in the geriatric population is one of the major drivers of anti-wrinkle products. In Asia Pacific, Japan has the world's largest geriatric population, with 33% of the total population aged 60 and above in 2015. Increase in the geriatric population preferring anti-wrinkle products to look younger and rise in preference for anti-aging cosmetic products among women are likely to drive usage of anti-aging cosmetics. Women are concerned about signs of aging and are keen on facial treatments to reduce aging of skin.

Asia Pacific Market to Grow at Rapid Pace

In terms of revenue, the anti-aging market for anti-wrinkle products in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period. Rise in availability of hyaluronic acid-based creams, surge in awareness about the benefits of hyaluronic acids such as hydration of skin & hair, and increase in the geriatric population are likely to drive the market from 2019 to 2027. Strengthening distribution channels, strategic acquisitions, and strong product portfolio catering to skin care needs of regional customers are factors anticipated to create opportunities for the market players in Asia Pacific.


The report also provides profiles of leading players operating in the global anti-aging market for anti-wrinkle products. These include Procter & Gamble Co., Johnson & Johnson, Unilever plc, Shiseido Company, Limited, ZO Skin Health, Inc., L'Oreal Paris, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Beiersdorf, and PHYTOMER. These players have acquired a number of companies in the cosmetics industry to expand presence in the market.

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In September 2017, Unilever plc acquired Carver Korea to expand geographic presence and strengthen product portfolio. In 2018, ZO Skin Health, Inc. opened its center in India expanding its high-end health solutions portfolio in Asia Pacific. In March 2015, L'Or�al Paris signed production and distribution partnership with CFAO for Ivory Coast to strengthen its distribution channels and expand presence in markets in Africa.

Beautyworld Japan, Tokyo will next take place on April 20-22, 2020.

  • Tokyo Big Sight, West hall 1, 2, 3, 4 + Atrium


  • Esthetic salons, hairdressing salons, nail salons,
    eyelash salons
  • Hotels, spas, fitness clubs, massage studios, leisure facilities
  • Distributors, wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Medical institutions
  • Press, government agencies, embassies, professional beauty schools
  • Cosmetic
  • Natural & organic
  • Beauty supplements
  • Beauty equipment
  • Spa & wellness
  • Nail
  • Diet & health
  • Salon furniture & items
  • Beauty accessories
  • Eyelash
  • Hair
  • OEM & packaging
  • Business support
  • Other beauty related items

Beauty Messe in Düsseldorf 6.-8. März 2020

Die BEAUTY DÜSSELDORF ist vom 6. bis 8. März 2020 als führender Treff für Kosmetik, Nail, Fuß, Wellness & Spa für rund 1.500 Aussteller und Marken sowie für über 55.000 internationale Fachbesucher der wichtigste Termin des Jahres.



Vegane Produkte - nicht "per se" milchfrei!

Achtung Milchallergiker: ein Stück vegane Schokolade  genießen – das sollte doch möglich sein! Weit gefehlt....

Der Deutsche Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. (DAAB) warnt: in einer aktuellen Untersuchung von 30 veganen Produkten konnten in sieben Proben erhebliche Mengen an Kuhmilcheiweiß nachgewiesen werden!

Der Markt für vegane Produkte nimmt zu. Auch Lebensmittelallergiker gehören zur Käuferschicht, da sie sich bei einer Allergie auf tierische Auslöser wie Milch, Hühnerei oder Fisch hier auf der sicheren Seite glauben. Der Deutsche Allergie- und Asthmabund (DAAB) wollte es genauer wissen und ließ Lebensmittel mit vegan-Labeln auf Spuren und Einträge von Kuhmilch und Hühnerei untersuchen.

Für die vom DAAB in Auftrag gegebene Untersuchung kauften Ernährungswissenschaftler des DAAB in Supermärkten, Discountern und Bioläden 30 vegane Produkte ein. Die Fertigprodukte, vegane Aufschnitte, Fleisch- und Fischersatzprodukte wurden ebenso wie Süßwaren oder auch vegane Mayonnaise auf ungewollte Einträge von Hühnerei- und Kuhmilchprotein untersucht. Dafür wurden die Produkte zum Lebensmittel-Analytiklabor IFP nach Berlin geschickt und mittels standardisierter Messmethoden untersucht.

„Erfreulicherweise konnte in keiner Probe Hühnereiprotein nachgewiesen werden“, erläutert Sabine Schnadt, Ernährungs- und Anaphylaxie-Expertin beim Deutschen Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V., die Ergebnisse. Für Kuhmilch hingegen konnte in sieben Süßwaren keine Entwarnung gegeben werden. „Die Mengen an nachgewiesener Kuhmilch pro Portion sind durchaus relevant für Allergiker“, sagt Sabine Schnadt. „Wir haben beispielsweise in einem veganen Müsliriegel (30g) 41,2mg Kuhmilchprotein nachgewiesen. Dadurch können bei einem Milchallergiker deutliche Symptome ausgelöst werden.“

In allen positiv getesteten Produkten war die Referenzdosis für Kuhmilch von 0,1 mg Milchprotein selbst bei kleinen Portionsgrößen (wie 1 Stück Schokolade) deutlich überschritten. Die Referenzdosis bezeichnet die in Studien nachgewiesene Grenze, ab der eine allergische Reaktion auftreten kann.


Fünf der sieben positiv getesteten Produkte wiesen auf die möglichen Einträge von Kuhmilch auf der Verpackung hin. Ein Produkt hatte jedoch überhaupt keinen Hinweis aufgebracht und ein weiteres Produkt wies zwar auf eine mögliche Kontamination mit Nüssen hin, aber nicht auf Kuhmilch.

„Dies ist besonders besorgniserregend, da der allergische Verbraucher ein solches Produkt als sicher verträglich einstuft“, führt Schnadt weiter aus. „Aufgrund der Ergebnisse haben wir mit den Herstellern Kontakt aufgenommen, um auf die Probleme und Bedürfnisse der Allergiker aufmerksam zu machen“.

Die Reaktionen der Hersteller waren sehr unterschiedlich. Der Hersteller ohne Spurenhinweis aber mit erheblicher Menge Milchspuren teilte uns mit, dass er aufgrund fehlender gesetzlicher Vorgaben sich entschlossen habe, ungewollte Allergeneinträge generell nicht zu benennen.  Allergiker wüssten dies schließlich. Engagierter reagierte die Firma mit Nuss- aber ohne Milch-Hinweis: Sie ließ sämtliche Rohstoffe zurückverfolgen und wechselte einen Zulieferer, um zukünftig ein besseres Allergenmanagement zu gewährleisten.

Dies bestätigt den DAAB in seiner Arbeit, den Dialog zur Lebensmittelindustrie zu suchen und auf die Situation der Allergiker aufmerksam zu machen. Die kompletten Testergebnisse werden in der aktuellen Ausgabe von „Allergie konkret“, dem Magazin des DAAB, veröffentlicht.

Ladylike 16. / 17. Februar 2019

Die Ladylike im Festspielhaus in Recklinghausen ist eine Messe für die Frau mit allen Informationen zu Mode und den neuesten Trends zu Lifestyle und Beauty. Besucherinnen können dort ein reichhaltiges Angebot an Produkten und Dienstleistungen für Frauen jeden Alters finden. Die zahlreichen Aussteller präsentieren auf der Messe unter anderem die neuesten Trends und Wissenswertes zu den Bereichen Beauty, Wellness, Kosmetik, Mode, Wohnen, Gesundheit und Ernährung, Fitness, Beruf und Karriere, Multimedia und vieles mehr. An beiden Tagen werden den Besucherinnen einige Mitmachaktionen geboten. Ein attraktives Unterhaltungsprogramm auf der Show- und Vortragsbühne rundet die Frauenmesse Ladylike ab. Das Ruhrfestspielhaus liegt etwas außerhalb vom Stadtkern in unmittelbarer Nähe zum Stadtgarten und ist sowohl mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln wie auch mit dem Auto sehr gut erreichbar. Den Besuchern stehen rund um das Festspielhaus eine begrenzte Auswahl an Parkplätzen zur Verfügung.

Die Ladylike findet an 2 Tagen von Samstag, 16. Februar bis Sonntag, 17. Februar 2019 in Recklinghausen statt.