Spa News Stories

SEPTEMBER 11TH MAKES THIS A TIME TO REACH OUT

With the precipitous drop in air-related travel following the heartbreaking attacks of September 11, major hotels and resorts have seen an unprecedented number of meeting and group cancellations. That business will return, but it may take some time to match the numbers you had last year or the year before. In the meantime, resort and destination spas have to revise their approach to marketing. If you own or manage a resort or destination spa, you most likely have been marketing to consumers on a national or regional level. They flew in to visit you, stayed in your accommodations, ate in...

FIRST MEDICAL SPA CONFERENCE IN MARCH 2002

A MUST CONFERENCE FOR PHYSICIANS PLANNING TO GO INTO THE MEDICAL SPAS, SPA DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, SPA BUYERS AND SPA TECHNICIANS LOOKING TO EXPAND. Sante Fe, New Mexico, The first ever medical spa conference will be held in San Antonio Texas March 17th through the 19th 2002. The program will offer a range of topics relating to the spa and medical professions, inlcuding: Medical Spa Manager & Personnel, Medical Spa Scheduling, Anti-Aging Treatments, Marketing your Medical Spa, Medical Doctors and Spa Technicians working together, Medical Spa Product Retailing, East Meets West, What Kind Of Medical Spa Do You Want To Create...

AAEA TO HOLD SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN MARCH 2002

The American Aethetics Education Association(AAEA will hold its seventh annual convention March 9-11, 2002, at the Crowne Plaza Dallas North Hotel. 2002. The sole purpose of the association was, and is, to provide in a classroom setting, continuing aesthetics education without product bias. Membership is available to students, licensed aestheticians, clinical and medical aesthetics specialists, massage therapists, school instructors and Corporate Sponsors. AAEA is the ONLY exclusive advanced aesthetics education association in the United States. AAEA offers an academy education program designed exclusively for cosmetology schools committed to education above and beyond state requirements for licensing. AAEA education is provided...

NEW LOCATION & DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPACIFICALLY 2002

The national conference and exposition moves to Atlanta, a vigorous east coast spa marketplace EXHIBITORS & ATTENDEES ARE ENTHUSIASTIC New York, NY ­ Spacifically, The Conference & Exposition for Spa, Resort & Hotel Executives, will take place October 6, 7 and 8, 2002 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 'Our research shows that Atlanta is just about as hot a spa market as there is,' said Karen Crawford, vice president and show director of the national business event, now in its third successful year. 'There are literally thousands of spas located in and around Atlanta, or just...

CHAINS CONTINUE SPA EXPANSION DESPITE RECESSION

Despite terrorist threats and a sluggish economy, major hospitality chains are continuing to expand into the spa business. Hyatt Resorts continues to build their multi-million-dollar spa division. Hyatt has maintained their commitment to having 20 luxury facilities up and running by early 2002. New spa locations include Bonita Springs, FL (near Naples) and Lake Tahoe, NV. Other sites are said to be the works for San Antonio, TX as well as along Maryland's eastern shore, according to Hyatt Vice President Victor Lopez. Hyatt Resorts has a new website ( www.spahyatt.com ) dedicated to the spa experience. The site currently offers...

NEW LIFE SYSTEMS 2001 HOLIDAY CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE.

New Life Systems has hundred's of new products in an easy to read format in their new catalog and eCommerce web site www.newlifesystems.com Minnetonka, Minn. —Launched in 1990, New Life Systems is now one of the biggest in the business, with a vast array of products from massage tables and aesthetic equipment to their own line of top quality massage and body products, Lotus Touch. In addition to the unlikely location and circumstances surrounding the genesis of New Life Systems, a unique, multi-faceted, approach to the spa business helped Share to grow the company from nothing to millions in sales...

SPACIFICALLY CARRIES ON DESPITE ATTACK ON AMERICA

Disneyland, September 11th. The inaugral morning of Spacifically 2001 turned into a life-changing morning for every American. Yet despite the shock and grief, the Spacifically team, headed by Karen Crawford, made sure the show went on. With a fraction of anticipated speakers and attendees (some were caught en-route, others actually turned away from a closed Disneyland) every participant pulled together to make the best of a horrific situation. Present speakers filled in for absent speakers, and even attendees created impromptu seminars. The theme of the conference centered on Spacifically's goal to 'define an industry in transition and help it grow.'...

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DEVASTATED IN WAKE OF TERRORISM

The entire hospitality industry has taken a huge hit as a result of Sepember 11th. Below we report on the various segments of the travel and hospitality industry, ending with some predictions on the fate of the spa industry: Airlines The government is providing $15 billion in compensation for losses stemming from a two-day aviation shutdown after the attacks and the decline in business since service was restored. 'The airlines could give tickets away and people won't get aboard because of the fear,' said Michael Wascom of the Air Transport Association. 'Restoring passenger confidence in the security of the system...

PRESTON WYNNE TREND UPDATE

In the wake of September 11, a lot of spa businesses who have positioned themselves as luxurious pamper palaces are finding their appointment books a little empty. It's time to realign our message with profound, serious stress relief, emotional balancing and results-oriented therapies. Buh-bye, chocolate milk baths. Hello, hypnotherapy. Here are some ideas for making spas more relevant to the 'new' spa consumer. ? Babysitting services, even once a week, to attract stay at home moms to the spa in the slowest hours. ? In-home parties featuring spa products and small equipment, like heated booties, neck pillows, etc. Inspired by...

MASSAGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM DEPLOYED TO WTC

MASSAGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM is traveling to locations of recent devastation The M.E.R.T. (Massage Emergency Response Team), in cooperation with the American Red Cross, is deploying to aid and support the vast armies of emergency personnel on the streets of New York and Washington D.C. The M.E.R.T. teams travel to disaster areas to help restore the bodies and spirits of the emergency response personnel. The MERT participates with other agencies such as the American Red Cross, FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard. Victims receive tremendous aid, but the rescue teams themselves receive very little support...

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