20 Nov 2017 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Spa Opportunities issue 280, 2017 is now out!

Blogs:

Spa Opportunities bloggers:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Katie Barnes
Managing Editor,
Spa Business

Lisa Starr
Senior Consultant,
Wynne Business

Anna Bjurstam
Owner,
Raison d'Etre

Dieter Buchner
Founding Partner,
Urban Healing

Jean-Guy de Gabriac
Founder/ CEO,
Tip Touch Academie

Marisa Dimitriadis
Managing Director,
The Spa Consultants

Anni Hood
Owner,
Kis Lifestyle Group

Jane Scrivner
Managing Director,
Jane Scrivner

Passive to active: spa gets sporty

by Liz Terry

In the 2015 edition of Spa Business magazine’s annual spa and wellness trends report – Spa Foresight™ – we highlighted spa and sport as being an exciting growth area for the industry. The majority of spas have traditionally focused on offering passive experiences, with only destination spas programming in active pursuits, such as hiking, but we expect this to change rapidly over the next decade as millennials come on stream as spa consumers. [more...]

It’s like Uber, but for massage

by Liz Terry

Hold onto your hats, the spa market is about to be turned upside down by the most disruptive business model yet. Spa on demand is targeting consumers and offering competitively priced, home-based treatments. It’s like Uber, but for massage. [more...]

Taking the initiative

by Katie Barnes

As I reflect on the last 12 months in the global spa industry, what stands out for me is the number of initiatives, campaigns and activities which are underway. Some have worldwide reach while others are happening at a more national, grassroots level – but all are working to advance the sector and pave the way for future success. [more...]

Building respectful partnerships

by Liz Terry

Mixed-use developments of all kinds rely on the inclusion of leisure elements for a range of vital impacts which make the difference between the success or failure of a scheme. [more...]

Active and wellness design

by Liz Terry

The spa industry is growing more quickly than ever before, with roll-outs globally in all sectors. There’s never been a better time both to create wellness environments and to adopt green building methods to improve the health of both customers and the planet. [more...]

Adding value

by Liz Terry

Leisure is emerging as a powerful anchor for residential and retail developments, as well as adding significant bottom line value to a wide range of other development types. [more...]

Harnessing social media power

by Liz Terry

Spa and wellness businesses that create communities of loyal fans and advocates around their brands have a huge competitive advantage and social media offers a wealth of powerful free tools which enable this. [more...]

Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

by Liz Terry

As more consumers turn to a wellness lifestyle, spas in urban hotels in the US are enjoying the benefits of increased volume, with profits up significantly, according to a new report from PKFC – Trends® in the Hotel Spa Industry. [more...]

Is it time to raise capture rates?

by Katie Barnes

Key studies in our Research Round-up section show that it’s been another positive year for the global spa sector. Revenues and profits are up and spas are considered an important part of the burgeoning wellness tourism movement (see p96). Our Development Pipeline on p26 shows that many new, exciting projects are underway too. With an increasing interest in spas once more, is now the time to address the capture rate issue? [more...]

Trailblazing

by Liz Terry

In Leisure Management 2014 issue 3, we celebrate the disruptors – innovators who are coming into the leisure industry with new ideas which are innovative enough to bring about radical change in the way things are done in their sector – whether it be spa, health and fitness, sport or hospitality. [more...]

It’s time to build wellness cities

by Liz Terry

Earlier this month, news broke that the UK government is planning to build two new Garden Cities in the south of England to ease a housing shortage. The original Garden Cities - conceived in 1898 by Sir Ebenezer Howard - were planned, self-contained communities surrounded by green space, containing homes, industry and agriculture. Plans for the new settlements seem likely to be guided by this philosophy. [more...]

Balancing profit with reputation

by Liz Terry

This year's market research numbers have just been published for the US spa market, showing continuing signs of recovery. ISPA's 2013 US Spa Industry Study, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), found the five main measures of trading: visits to spas, spend per visit, total revenues, staff levels and total number of spas, have experienced growth (see our report in Spa Business 2013 issue 4 page 48). [more...]

Tapping into wellness tourism

by Kate Cracknell

As health clubs align themselves more closely with wellness, exciting new opportunities are emerging. [more...]

India: challenge and opportunity

by Liz Terry

The phenomenal growth of the Indian economy is well documented, however, wellness and spa companies wanting to do business there need to be surgical in their analysis of the opportunities if they are to create successful businesses. [more...]

Emotional engagement

by Katie Barnes

Incredible spas resonate with guests at a deep level, ?lling their senses and engaging their emotions in a way that makes the experience powerful, profound and pleasurable. Yet given that the industry aspires to engage mind body and spirit, too many spas are just plain dreary. [more...]

Nimble thinking

by Liz Terry

Designing, funding, building and running facilities is an expensive undertaking, but because the majority of people's out-of-home leisure-time activity has traditionally taken place in and around some kind of facility, operators have always had to bear the costs associated with this infrastructure. [more...]

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