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Day 2 of Global Shop, March 2010

Read my report on conference sessions from day two of Global Shop, www.globalshop.org; much for spas to take away.
Day Two of Global Shop began with a keynote presentation by Wendy Liebmann, CEO and Chief Shopper of WSL Retail Strategies. Liebmann’s session was entitled “ Hope for Retail .” According to Liebmann, we’ve had a decade of calamitous change, and the crisis is over, but the behaviors and impact are not; fear and uncertainty remain. Some aspects of the...

The Best Spas are Social Hubs

Creating a nurturing community environment in your spa has direct and indirect benefits. The longer your clients remain in your spa, the more likely they are to buy additional products, try new services, and make the spa experience part of their everyday
Creating a nurturing community environment in your spa has direct and indirect benefits. The longer your clients remain in your spa, the more likely they are to buy additional products, try new services, and make the spa experience part of their everyday life. Experts predict that day spas will become social centers, much like the traditional health spas of Europe...

Wellness Tourism Trend to Grow in Strength According to Experts

Wellness Tourism is receiving more recognition as a growing trend across the globe. The Global Spa Summit and SRI International are currently conducting a survey on wellness trends throughout the spa industry.
Wellness Tourism is receiving more recognition as a growing trend across the globe. The Global Spa Summit and SRI International are currently conducting a survey on wellness trends throughout the spa industry. Professors at The Research Institute for Leisure and Tourism in Bern Switzerland identified Wellness Tourism as an emerging trend in a 2001 White Paper, Wellness Tourism: A market...

Report from Day 1 of Global Shop, March 2010

Read my report on some fascinating conference sessions, and how they apply to spas, at the largest trade show for the retail industry in the world.
On March 10, I attended the first day of Global Shop 2010 ( www.globalshop.org ) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Global Shop is the largest annual in-store marketing and store design event in the world, featuring over 700 exhibitors and 16,000+ buyers. This is where over 80% of the top retailers go to see thousands of ideas...

What's up for this year? - synopsis of Spa Exec NY

The SpaExec event in New York presented both a fact-filled report from a research organization, and the a great panel discussion with a lot of contribution from the audience. The main themes were:
The SpaExec event in New York presented both a fact-filled report from a research organization, and the a great panel discussion with a lot of contribution from the audience. The main themes were: 1) The recession isn’t over yet; not a surprise to most of us. Conditions are better, but not great. The road to recovery looks different depending on...

Welcome to SpaTrade 2.0!

Hello to everyone, and welcome to SpaTrade 2.0! I am thrilled to have been asked to fulfill a new role, as Director of Community for the relaunch of SpaTrade.com. So what’s a Director of Community do?
Hello to everyone, and welcome to SpaTrade 2.0! I am thrilled to have been asked to fulfill a new role, as Director of Community for the relaunch of SpaTrade.com. So what’s a Director of Community do? Rather than a traditional editorial model, SpaTrade content will feature a range of how-to and brainstorming sessions by industry figures and thought leaders, user-generated...

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