SpaFinder to Unveil 'Top Global Spa Trends for 2010' on Dec 7 Webinar

SpaFinder announced that its '2010 Spa Trends Forecast' will be unveiled at a special online presentation on December 7, 2009, in association with the University of California at Irvine's Spa and Hospitality Management Program. Now in its seventh year, SpaFinder's annual forecast is widely anticipated by the $255 billion-plus global spa/wellness industries and the business community.

This is the first time SpaFinder will release its annual trends report in an interactive, multi-media online presentation. SpaFinder President Susie Ellis will analyze the top 10 emerging ideas and concepts poised to impact the spa/wellness/health/fitness industries, from 'The Year of The Hamam' to 'Reaction to Sweat Lodge Deaths and Medical Horror Stories' to 'The Online Spa'.

Recognized for forecasting new concepts across the sector, Ellis has been a predictor of numerous industry 'mega-trends', including the ongoing shift from 'pampering' to wellness; the interweaving of medicine and spas; the emergence of new spa-going demographics (including men and younger generations); and the focus on environmental responsibility and sleep programs.

SpaFinder's annual report is based on analyses from a large team of experts who visit hundreds (if not thousands) of spas each year, interviews with major industry analysts and research organizations, and ongoing consumer and industry research/surveys in the spa, travel, wellness and beauty sectors.

As the point of connection between 9,000-plus spas and salons around the world and millions of spa consumers, SpaFinder has a unique perspective on a complex and growing industry. In addition to the webinar presentation, a full trends report will be available on December 7th at

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The webinar will take place Monday, December 7th at 10 AM, PST.