Spa News Stories

EX∙TRACTS: ESSENTIALS FOR SPA, HOME AND TRAVEL NOVEMBER 12-15, 2005

In response to the global surge in all things spa, an all-new EX∙TRACTS: Essentials for Spa, Home and Travel will launch this fall. Co-located with the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS), the all-new edition of the established personal care and wellness show will feature cutting-edge spa products for hotels, resorts, day spas, wellness centers and home spas, expanding buying opportunities for both the professional and retail sectors of the hospitality and spa industries. Following a full-day industry conference — Spa Vision Forum — on Saturday, November 12, EX∙TRACTS will present three days of exhibits, Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday,...

SPATRADE ANNOUNCES DATES FOR SPA TRENDS WEBINAR SERIES IN JANUARY 2006

In response to overwhelming demand for online education, SpaTrade produces web-based seminar series for spa owners and managers October 18, 2005, Petaluma, California, SpaTrade ( www.spatrade.com ), the leading online source of spa business information and provider of online marketing services, announced today that they will be presenting the Spa Trends Webinar Series in January, 2006. SpaTrade began offering webinars in August in response to an online marketing survey which revealed that 93% of respondents would like to participate in webinars. The survey also revealed that "spa trends" was the webinar topic of greatest interest to SpaTrade members. "With the...

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS SET POSITIVE TONE AT 2005 ISPA CONFERENCE

Dr. Bertice Berry Borris Brott ISPA's 15th anniversary Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort September 30th through October 3rd featured inspirational keynote speakers. Sending a message of passion, teamwork, community, empathy, and "realness", these speakers contributed to the spirit of the event. Here's a summary of their messages. Dr. Bertice Berry Serving as the Mistress of ceremonies and closing keynote speaker, Dr. Bertice Berry's speech "Keeping Your Passion Alive" made ISPA attendees laugh and cry. Back this year due to overwhelming response and positive feedback from attendees in 2003, Dr. Berry spoke about how your passion for the spa industry...

ISPA EXPO FLOOR-WHAT'S NEW & HOT

The ISPA Expo floor is always the most vibrant part of the association's conference. The 15th anniversary conference at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas was certainly no exception. Here's SpaTrade's pick for the hottest new products and equipment on the market: TAG and Cary Collier Collections by Sanijet® Pipeless TM Hydrotherapy A platinum sponsor of the ISPA conference, SANIJET pulled out all the stops to introduce their two new signature hydrotherapy lines. The Swasana Pipeless Spa Bath by top spa consultant Cary Collier, is a two-person, Balinese-inspired design with signature features that include Twin Waterfall spouts, Moon Glow TM fiber...

NEW STUDY SHOWS MEN WARM TO SPAS TO COMBAT STRESS

by Linda Troeller LA QUINTA, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2005 — An overwhelming majority of American men (73.3%) believe that spa treatments can help relieve the stress of business travel, according to a new survey commissioned by KSL Resorts, a leader in the resort spa industry. Nearly half of those surveyed (46%) said that business travel has grown even more stressful during the past year, citing everything from airport security concerns and delays to crowed flights. Spas may provide the antidote, and offer some unexpected side benefits, as well. Men are showing an increasing willingness to try spa treatments, urged...

EXPANDING SPA HORIZONS - THE BISA 2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 24TH-27TH NOV 2005

Reflecting our name and nature, the British International Spa Association's Second Annual Conference takes place in Bad Sulza, Germany, and brings together experts, practitioners and visionaries from around the world. Catering for both mind and body, the core conference consists of a two day programme with both theory and practice, giving participants the opportunity not only to explore new business strategies and ideas, but also to learn about and gain first-hand experience of wellness and therapy offerings: 25th November 2005 - BISA: Spa Culture and Spa Business 26th November 2005 - BISA: Seminars and Workshops Pre and post conference events...

COYLE HOSPITALITY SPA INDUSTRY STUDY FINDINGS: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GUESTS "PHONE IT IN"

Coyle Hospitality Group recently conducted 200 reservation calls to upscale spas throughout the United States in an effort to benchmark the quality of the initial encounter many guests have with a spa. Forty-four states were represented. All spas were scored using 24 service benchmarks designed by CHG staff. These service benchmarks indicate performance in Service, Hospitality, Attention to Detail, and Revenue Generation. Results are available in aggregate form only, with individual spa data remaining confidential. Methodology Calls were placed during normal business hours and a CHG representative, posing as a typical guest, made a standardized inquiry for a treatment, and...

PERFORMANCE HEALTH LAUNCHES PAIN MANAGEMENT TREATMENTS FOR SPAS

Look Out: "Pain Management Treatments & Products" are the next generation of specialized treatments & retail items for Spa's. Performance Health, Inc (PHI) the manufacturers of BIOFREEZE® and PROSSAGE TM Heat have just launched a new, exciting line of "Pain Management Treatments" specifically developed for Spa's. An estimated 50 million Americans live with pain. By incorporating these simple, effective spa protocols and pre-written menu items into your spa menu you can take care of your existing client's and drive a whole new client base to your Spa business, in turn generating a whole new line of retail sales. Performance Health,...

NEW CALENDAR CELEBRATES SPAS & MOTIVATES READERS TO VISIT

The first calendar devoted to spas, The Art of the Spa — Spas of the World 2006 Engagement Calendar features 52 images celebrating the spa world. A beautiful place to track spa appointments and a constant reminder to spa, The Art of the Spa makes a tempting addition to a spa retail boutique and marketing tool. In addition, it is an affordable promotional tool. For example, spas are giving them as gift certificate purchase incentives, another is including it in spa themed gift baskets — one French spa is even placing complimentary copies in all of its rooms. From tiki...

NEW CALENDAR CELEBRATES SPAS & MOTIVATES READERS TO VISIT

The first calendar devoted to spas, The Art of the Spa — Spas of the World 2006 Engagement Calendar features 52 images celebrating the spa world. A beautiful place to track spa appointments and a constant reminder to spa, The Art of the Spa makes a tempting addition to a spa retail boutique and marketing tool. In addition, it is an affordable promotional tool. For example, spas are giving them as gift certificate purchase incentives, another is including it in spa themed gift baskets — one French spa is even placing complimentary copies in all of its rooms. From tiki...

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