Trends & Research

2010's Top Travel Trends

Compiled by Juliet Kinsman, Mr & Mrs Smith 1. Cheap-chic holiday houses and apartments A high level of looks and service in a traditional setting; the self-catering cottage. 2. Boutique B&Bs Guesthouses with gusto adopt come-hither sexiness from the boutique big boys. For the US, boutique motels like made-over motel Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas. 3. Upmarket all-inclusives Money is still a major issue for people - even at the luxury end - so we're looking for value more than ever: upscale packages are desirable as there aren't any hidden costs or room service extras above and beyond what...

SpaFinder Unveils Seventh Annual 'Top 10 Global Spa Trends' to Watch in 2010

SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa and wellness resource, today revealed its "2010 Spa Trends Forecast," naming global spa trends that will influence spa experiences for both consumers and the industry in 2010 and for years to come. Now in its seventh year, SpaFinder's annual forecast is widely anticipated by the $255 billion-plus global spa and wellness industries and the business community. SpaFinder President, Susie Ellis, previewed the trends at a special online presentation attended by press and industry professionals, held in association with The University of California, Irvine, Spa and Hospitality Management Program. Recognized for being the first to forecast...

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