For more than twenty years Michael Wallace has worked in the health, wellness and medical tourism industries specializing in hot spring/thermal medical spas. Through Michael Wallace Consulting he provides specialist advice on thermal/hot spring and medical spas. He is also the Medical Tourism Expert for the Hungarian Tourist Agency. A recognised international speaker, he lectures at several colleges and universities on health tourism/spa management and contributes articles for various spa and health publications. Michael has co-written a book on Health and Wellness, is an advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association and founding member of the Global Thermal Think Tank.
Michael is a well known public speaker, presenting regularly at key spa & wellness and medical tourism events. He a guest lecturer at the Budapest Metropolitan University where he teaches Thermal Spa Management. He also runs a Spa Management Semester at the Budapest Business University.
'Wellness and Egészség' (Wellness and Health) a book was co-authored by Michael with Dr. Szilvia Boros and released in 2016. He also contributes occasional articles to Spa Business Magazine.
"I have known Mike since I was Sales Manager and he was General Manager at Livingwell Health Clubs in 1994, he is the ultimate hospitality professional on all fronts. Having worked his way up through the ranks he is the epitome of professionalism, sensitivity and has an excellent sense of humour which made him a true joy to work with. Leading and motivating and mentoring colleagues is an area that Mike exceeds in. I have recently attended a Global Wellness seminar with Mike. He is a fantastic speaker at the top of his industry. He packs so much value into his presentation I would highly recommend him to any hospitality conference organiser."
“I have met Mike trough his involvement in the Wellness and Spa business Development and since then we met several times during International events in other countries. He is a very experienced professional of the Wellness and Spa sector as he had the ability to follow the step by step development of Spa centers sector in emerging destinations. As an international speaker of expertise he has proved to be a gifted speaker, easy to understand for his audience and with a clear perspective of what has to be done! “
“For the 10 years that I have known Mike, I admit that I have been very impressed by his professionalism as Brand Manager for Danubius Hotels Group, supervising about 20 medical/wellness spas serving 26 Spa Hotels, employing over 650 spa employees, 42 doctors, and delivering over 2 million treatments a year!!! Mike has also proven to be a very effective speaker at the World Spa & Wellness Convention London (February 2017), connecting very well with the audience & sharing very valuable tricks of the trade.Thank you & well done !!!”
"I've seen Mike speak at several conferences around the world, and he always hits that perfect note of being both engaging and informative. He's an expert in thermal and medical spas, and thoroughly understands the intricacies and complexities of the Eastern European spa market."
Health and Spa Conference – Beregszáz Ukraine.
Hungarian Beregszáz Consul and CEED (Health Tourism in Hungary) on behalf of the Hungarian Tourism Agency
CIHT – Crikvenica International Health Tourism
www.ciht.com.hr (Creating a successful health tourism destination)
Serbian Wellness Cluster
www.wellnessklaster.rs/en/ (Solutions for spa operational Challenges) #Serbia #Spa #VrnjackaBanja
ESPA (European Spa Association)
www.espacongress.eu – (The Importance of HR Management in Spa Operations)
Krakow, Poland – Europejski Kongres
www.kongresspa/pl – (Spa Income Management and KPIs)
International Health Tourism Forum – (European Hot Spring medical concepts)
Wellness Cluster Serbia
www.hwsconference.com – supported by the Central European Initiatve (Branding Spa and Wellness Centers)
www.spatecevents.com the European Spa Industry’s premier forum (We don’t do anything differently than we did thousands of years ago, we just wrap it up differently!)
IMTJ – International Medical Travel Journal (Opatia, Croatia)
www.summit.imtj.com (European Thermal Medical Markets and Trends)
HTI – Health Tourism Industry (Rovinj, Croatia)
www.imtj.com (Wellness in the EU)
London – Professional Spa and Wellness
www.professionalspawellness.com (Destress Programmes in European Spas / Master Your Main KPI’s)
Global Thermal Think Tank (Bad Orb, Germany)
www.GlobalThermalThinkTank.com (Thermal Spas in Europe)
Buszkó Zdroj Spa Conference – Poland (Can the Silver Economy be Golden?)
IMTJ – International Medical Travel Journal (Madrid, Spain)
www.summit.imtj.com (Wellness in the EU)
Medical Tourism Conference (Prague, Czech Republic)
www.medicaltourismcee.com (The Role of Spas in Medical Tourism Development)
Taking time out to attend conferences can be challenging to say the least. A two-day event, if you take into consideration travel, in reality is four days out of...
Over the last two decades Michael Wallace has provided consultancy services for the re-designing and launching of large scale medical spa/fitness/wellness facilities and brands across Central Europe and the UK.