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Defining Wellness Tourism

I've been thumbing through a great book that I'd like to share, Health and Wellness Tourism, by husband and wife authors, consultants and professors Melanie Smith and Laszlo Puczko.
I've been thumbing through a great book that I'd like to share, Health and Wellness Tourism , by husband and wife authors, consultants and professors Melanie Smith and Laszlo Puczko. The couple take a broad and innovative look at the emerging trend of tourists who choose vacation destinations for a different kind of R&R; they want to take an active...

Last words on the Las Vegas show!

So many spas so little time...here are few that caught my eye in Las Vegas. I love to get facials and give them too! My hunky husband is my favorite spa guest. Now back home I had to recap my full stay, after the show.
So many spas so little time... here are few that caught my eye in Las Vegas. I love to get facials and give them too! My hunky husband is my favorite spa guest. Now back home I had to recap my full stay, after the show. The days after the beauty conferences I made some time, as I always do,...

What's a Global Spa Summit?

Join me starting Friday May 14 as I travel to Istanbul for the 4th annual Global Spa Summit; as the name implies, a global conference for spa leaders.
SpaTrade aims to be the first place you, the spa professional, looks to for cutting edge industry news and information. In keeping with that goal, next week I will travel to Istanbul, Turkey for the 2010 Global Spa Summit ( www.globalspasummit.org ) one of our premiere industry conferences. This is the first year the GSS will feature live blogging, and...

Employee training = investment strategy

Training is an investment that returns top line growth and satisfied clients.
I support Dori Soukop's comments in her blog entry, Business Training and Success, and would like to comment further. She is right; spas and salons have for years relied on vendors to provide sales training, with the idea that we were "saving money" somehow by doing that. And you may get lucky, you may have a vendor who has a...

Wish you were there!

The IECSC and IBS Shows ended Monday. However, the fun began for me Tuesday and Wednesday as I partook in some R& R on the strip and got some shopping in too!
The IECSC and IBS Shows ended Monday. However, the fun began for me Tuesday and Wednesday as I partook in some R& R on the strip and got some shopping in too! However, before we go there I would like to take you back to the show floor. When I first blogged I had just zoomed from my classroom to...

Wrapping up at IECSC

Last day and last hour at the IECSC show…. People are rushing around trying to do their last minute exploration and wishing they have a little more time.
Last day and last hour at the IECSC show…. People are rushing around trying to do their last minute exploration and wishing they have a little more time. So you came, you saw, you gathered info… now, what should you do with all of it? The one thing I see often is that people have good intention to follow-up and...

IECSC Monday Recap

IECSC Las Vegas Great Events are Back!
It is Monday afternoon and IECSC 2010 is definitely reminiscent of the shows from before two years ago. I have been teaching non stop since I arrived on Saturday. The attendance has been terrific for each program. From the few moments I have spent on the show floor I have seen a buzz for all three days. It was great...

What's hot in beauty?

It's here at IECSC and IBS Las Vegas.
It's here at IECSC and IBS Las Vegas. Just finished a class on the Magic of Makeup lessons and skin care too. It was packed with attendees on the edge of their seats...hungry for more. I love audiences like this. Wish you were here. Times are a changing and so must it's all about ...healthy beauty not just beauty. Lipstick...

The "other" medical esthetics

When we hear the phrase "medical esthetics," most of us think of Botox and lasers. Morag Currin, of the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics, is on a mission to change all that.
When we hear the phrase "medical esthetics," most of us think of Botox and lasers. Morag Currin, of the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics, is on a mission to change all that. This esthetician and native of South Africa has written a book, Oncology Esthetics (from Allured) she is training estheticians in intensive workshops (some with an oncology nurse),...

What a show!

My weekend began with a spa experience at the Encore followed by the Spa Exec event. Nancy Griffin and her team as usual hosted a great event!
What a great show so far! My weekend began with a spa experience at the Encore followed by the Spa Exec event. Nancy Griffin and her team as usual hosted a great event! Informative panel, good networking opportunities. I have to say the eye candy was also great as we witnessed a spray tanning demonstration by Infinity Sun tanning. If...

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