Published: May 2008
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Commissioned by the Global Spa Summit, this 64-page Global Spa Economy Report is the product of an extensive study conducted by an independent research company, SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute).
The Global Spa Economy Report:
- Utilizes multiple lines of inquiry: 1000 survey responses, national and global qualitative and quantitative data reports, and over 50 executive interviews
- Estimated global spa economy at $255 billion, including $60 billion in core spa industries and $195 billion in spa-enabled industries
- Provides regional and global estimates of the number of spas, types of spas and revenues for 210 different countries
- Captures and quantifies local, cultural and historical wellness contexts such as Ayurveda, Turkish Hamams, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Japanese Onsens etc.
- Examines the economic pulse of the spa industry via a spa industry cluster:
- Core Industries: Spa facilities (health retreats, destination, hotel, resort, day, and medical spas etc), Capital Investments, Education, Consulting, Media, and Associations etc.
- Enabled Industries: Spa-Related Hospitality & Tourism and Spa Lifestyle Real Estate
- Associated Industries: Beauty/Beauty Products, Fitness/Fitness Products, Beauty & Wellness Medicine, Healthy Foods & Nutrition.
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Spa-related Research (Currently Available Around the World)
One of the objectives of the Global Spa Summit is to initiate, gather and trumpet quality industry research on a global basis. The Global Spa Summit team has endeavored develop a comprehensive list of spa related research projects around the world, which we are excited to share with the extended spa and wellness community. The downloadable PDF file (also included below) has been organized by geographical location. Given, along with the title of each report, is the year in which the research was published and the company that commissioned the report.
If there is a research project or study that you feel should be included on the list, or if this list needs to be corrected in any way, please send an email to email@example.com. We will be happy to update the information accordingly.
Since the skilled labor shortage was identified as one of the most important issues on the minds of delegates in 2007 and 2008, the Global Spa Summit is in the process of aggregating the spa training and management programs available around the world. While this list of spa management education is finalized, the Global Spa Summit suggests you take a look at an excellent resource developed by Spa Opportunities which lists almost 900 training providers across the world.
Visit the Spa Opportunities Training Directory for more information.
The Global Spa Summit endeavors to connect spa and wellness industry professionals on an international level. One excellent way to facilitate this connection is to be in contact with every spa association around the world. Below you will find a list of all spa associations in our database. In the spirit of collaboration, we are happy to share this list with you, which provides a contact phone number and a link to the association’s respective website.
If there is an association which you feel should be included on this list, or if this list needs to be corrected in any way, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to update the information accordingly.