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What Does It Mean To Be An American Spa?


The tourism industry is the largest industry in the world. It provides infrastructure for nations, tax revenues to governments and assists economic growth across several sectors of the global economy. Tourism employs 8.9 percent of the global workforce and accounts for 11.2 percent of world GDP. Many different trends are conspiring to increase the flow of… Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be An American Spa?

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Spas acknowledge their mortality and include kids and teens


When Spafinder published their Trends to watch in 2012, I was surprised to hear that kid friendly spas are booming. Resorts such as SpaWorld have broken ground not only in business model design but in making room for the family. In many ways though, I have mixed feelings about it. I love the concept behind Spa World but I remain… Continue reading Spas acknowledge their mortality and include kids and teens

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SpaFinder’s Spa Trends to Watch in 2012


May we have a drum roll please? Spa Finder has released their top ten list of new spa trends to watch for in 2012. And the top trends are: 1. Healthy Feet Treatments About time! Anything is better than using live fish to exfoliate your feet - 2. Cold and Ice Are Hot A new… Continue reading SpaFinder’s Spa Trends to Watch in 2012