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Queensland’s Hervey Bay, renowned as the whale watching capital of Australia, transforms into a heartland of humpback activity from now until October as thousands of giant humpback whales take time out from their annual migration in the calm waters of Hervey Bay (photo above by Darren Jew). Accor’s Mantra Hervey Bay offers discounts on whale watching tours, and whale watching gift pack: the hotel has easy access to the Urangan Marina, for fishing, diving and 4WD tours to Fraser Island are waiting.


Want to invest in fashion? Go casual, or athleisure or bleisure. For April-June 2020, Kering sales downed 44% and those of LVMH overall dropped 38%. By contrast, Business of Fashion reports that Japanese casual-swear Uniglo saw July sales up 4%, US giant Under Armour – based in Baltimore, just across the water from the luxury Four Seasons Baltimore hotel – has seen e-commerce beat forecast April-June sales (were $558.5 million, it actually made $707.6 million). Looking ahead, Addidas, which similarly beat April-June sales substantially, now expecting an operating profit August-September €600-€700 million.


Adi Wallach, CEO CalmiGo, the no-drug device that de-stresses and calms, was one of the speakers on the Global Wellness Institute’s session on Israel’s technology last week: Adi, who had had earlier suffered terribly from panic attacks, holds a B.Sc in biomedical engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and a Master’s in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and guided imagery from Retter College in Israel.  Also in on the session was Shomra Shurtz, who shared how the Israeli Government has a major push to solve COVID-19, and fast.  The fascinating session was coordinated by Amir Alroy, co-founder WELLtech1, which also invests in and accelerates wellness startups and provides know-how, a dedicated professional team of wellness experts, business advisors, global partners, and a gateway to a $4.5 trillion wellness market worldwide. As well as unrivalled experience in his national military, Alroy was  previously COO of  hi-tech and real estate investor AYRAD, COO of Arizen investment and founding CEO of Israel’s Cloud 9 Wellness Clubs: he will be at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit (Palm Beach, 8-11 November) and he is co-host of the 2021 Summit, in Tel Aviv (15-18 November 2021),


Erik Wolf, London-based founder of World Food Travel Market, says one of the clubs newest members is Zina Sorenson, a wine enthusiast, small-business owner, sustainable tourism advocate, travel writer – located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This really does seem like a fascinating club of foodies,


He’s the star! Forbes Travel Guide CEO Filip Boyen is current guest on MARY GOSTELOW GIRLAHEAD PODCAST. Do not miss it – and see the Almont Global Media hub,