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New ISPA Stats Show Promise

Spa revenue and visits exhibit growth from 2010 to 2011.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released new statistics from the ISPA 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study . ISPA commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct the survey which is updated every year with five key statistics crucial to the spa industry including revenue, spa visits, the number of spa locations, total employment in the industry and square footage. “Against a background...

Join Mariel Hemingway for a Wellness Week Webinar Today

Learn Marketing Tips From Mariel Hemingway That Will Help You Tap Into the Wellness Industry
This past week at ISPA, I had the opportunity to meet Mariel Hemingway, who is serving as official spokesperson for SpaFinder's Wellness Week 2012. Today, the Academy Award nominee, author, and healthy living advocate is sharing her journey to embracing a healthier lifestyle in a special Wellness Week webinar. She will also share marketing tips to help your business tap...

ISPA's New Snapshot Initiative Summary Reveals What Spa Consumers Really Think

Get a Sneak Peak of ISPA's Spa Consumer Snapshot Initiative Summary
This week, I was in Vegas at the annual ISPA Conference. Not surprisingly, I learned a tremendous amount of information in the short time I was there. From effective new ingredients to interesting potential story ideas, I’m looking forward to sharing it all in the year to come. I was particularly interested in some of the latest statistics ISPA had...

ISPA Exhibitor News

Get the scoop from a few exhibitors.
The ISPA Conference & Expo is fast approaching and will be taking place Nov. 7 to 9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. American Spa will be sponsoring a lunch at the event, so be sure to come by and fuel up for what will certainly be a busy show. Also, take advantage of more than of 20 educational sessions...

Wellness and Spa: A perfect marriage?

How can spas take advantage of the global wellness trend to increase revenues and client loyalty? How do spas provide holistic wellness programs with space limitations and without “breaking the bank?” Let's start a conversation!
There is no doubt that “Wellness” is one of the most important trends shaping the spa industry’s future. I’ve been thinking about the topic of wellness for weeks--seems the more I learn the more confused I become! The fundamental challenge when writing about “wellness” is the broadness of its definition. As defined by the study Spas and the Global Wellness...

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Reports on makeup trends and spring and holiday products from IECSC Ft. Lauderdale.
Attended IECSC in Ft. Lauderdale or missed it? It was a great show. I’m not just saying it, I mean it! I am a little late in reporting as I came back with a respiratory infection and laryngitis, which lasted weeks. But better late than never! The IECSC show, now in it’s second year it has truly arrived and had...

ISPA 2010 Conclusion

Last two days of ISPA Conference are too busy! Trying to visit all of the vendors and see all of the breakouts is not humanly possible, but I did my best.
By the third day of the ISPA Conference, things feel like they are moving so fast! This is the last day for the Expo; breakfast was served in the hall at 8am to facilitate early browsers, and there are no morning breakouts to create conflicts. Those who got onto the floor early were able to get a lot done by...

ISPA2010 Day 2 Inspires & Motivates

The second whirlwind day of conference educates and inspires the 2000 attendees.
Second full day of conference began with early morning Professional Development Sessions. Well, truth be told, it actually begins even earlier in the morning in the Precor Experience Center, or at the Greet the Day session, but due to the all of the parties and dinners the previous night, 6:30am does not have a lot of takers. Excellent morning sessions...

ISPA 2010 Conference, 20th anniversary edition.

First day of 2010 ISPA Conference opens at the Gaylord in National Harbor, MD, with an upbeat vibe.
Spa industry executives and vendors from around the globe are gathered in Washington D.C. for the 20th annual ISPA conference. The conference is an annual "must-attend" for many due to the high quality educational breakouts, motivational keynotes, and networking opportunities. Monday offered 10 Professional Development Sessions on a variety of topics. Barry Moltz gave an impassioned presentation entitled "Customer Service...

ISPA Media Event relaxes press in NYC

16th annual event hosts an array of journalists to sample the latest in spa treatments.
The 16th annual ISPA Media Event was held last week in New York City. Twelve resort and destination spas transformed the Cipriani 42nd St Event Venue into a haven of relaxation for the attending members of the print, trade, broadcast and digital press. Each spa set up a booth and featured a service for the journalists to try. Among the...