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Exclusive: Details for Peninsula Hot Springs expansion revealed

30 Oct 2017
Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) is planning a major expansion focused on story- driven experiences including an open-air amphitheatre with seven pools and seating for 700 people, Spa Opportunities can reveal. [read more]
Australia’s Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) is planning a major expansion ... [read more]

Australian workplace wellness course launched

20 Oct 2017
Entrepreneur Angela Derks has launched The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA), with enrolments now open for the first-ever Australian course of its type. [read more]
Entrepreneur Angela Derks has launched The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy ... [read more]

International Beauty Day set for 9 September

25 Aug 2017
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has deemed Saturday, 9 September International Beauty Day and aims to celebrate inner and outer beauty around the world and raise awareness for the importance of the beauty industry as a whole. [read more]
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has deemed ... [read more]

Spa Business Education teams up with Joanneum university for spa MBA course

17 Jul 2017
Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, has secured an educational partnership with the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Austria. [read more]
Spa Business Education (SBE), part of spa consultancy Raison d'Etre, ... [read more]

Panel asks: What makes an effective spa leader?

28 Feb 2017
Leading and empowering teams is a complex effort, but effective communication, flexibility, trust and simply showing up are some of the most important aspects, according to a panel of spa leaders at the World Spa & Wellness Conference in London. [read more]
Leading and empowering teams is a complex effort, but effective ... [read more]

Digital will continue to disrupt our industry, says Tompkins

28 Feb 2017
The digital space is creating massive change and new challenges in the spa industry, according to Michael Tompkins, executive recruiter for Hutchinson Consulting and past chair of ISPA, who spoke on a panel yesterday at the World Spa & Wellness Convention in London. [read more]
The digital space is creating massive change and new challenges ... [read more]

Stephanie Rest named Spa & Wellness Director at The Watergate Hotel

09 Jan 2017
Seasoned spa and wellness professional Stephanie Rest has been appointed Spa & Wellness Director for Argentta at The iconic Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. [read more]
Seasoned spa and wellness professional Stephanie Rest has been appointed ... [read more]

Intelligent Spas teams with consultant Maggie Gunning for training manual

06 Dec 2016
Spa industry intelligence researcher Intelligent Spas has teamed up with international spa consultant Maggie Gunning to create the Professional Spa Treatments Manual, which outlines its method for "highly consistent" spa treatments. [read more]
Spa industry intelligence researcher Intelligent Spas has teamed up with ... [read more]

ISPA partners with Cosmoprof

01 Dec 2016
The International SPA Association (ISPA) is collaborating with international beauty tradeshow Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna. [read more]
The International SPA Association (ISPA) is collaborating with international beauty ... [read more]

Steiner Education Group partners with Hand & Stone

30 Nov 2016
US massage and skincare education provider Steiner Education Group and Hand and Stone Franchise Corp., a spa franchise company with 300 US locations, have announced an agreement to provide the opportunity for Steiner students to interview for a job with Hand & Stone franchises in their areas. [read more]
US massage and skincare education provider Steiner Education Group and ... [read more]

GWI publishes Guide for Hydrothermal Spa Building Standards

14 Nov 2016
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released the second edition of the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards. [read more]
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released the second edition ... [read more]

Spa Connectors now managing Bali spa school

09 Nov 2016
Training and recruitment company Spa Connectors have entered a management agreement with the Jamu Traditions in Bali, and will manage both Jamu Production House and Jamu Traditional Spa. [read more]
Training and recruitment company Spa Connectors have entered a management ... [read more]

Zeel Spa programme aims to help under-staffed spas

01 Nov 2016
Massage-on-demand company Zeel has officially launched its Zeel Spa programme, a business line designed to create a staffing solution for spas. [read more]
Massage-on-demand company Zeel has officially launched its Zeel Spa programme, ... [read more]

Global Mentorship Initiative launches new app, widens programme’s reach

19 Oct 2016
The Global Mentorship Initiative – one of 16 initiatives that are part of the Global Wellness Institute – is launching a new online platform and expanding the reach of the programme to include a wider range of positions. [read more]
The Global Mentorship Initiative – one of 16 initiatives that ... [read more]

Roger Allen co-authors new book for investors

06 Oct 2016
Roger Allen, co-founder and CEO of advisory and management company Resources for Leisure Assets, has co-authored a book for hotel and resort investors. [read more]
Roger Allen, co-founder and CEO of advisory and management company ... [read more]

CIDESCO holds World Congress, appoints new board

05 Oct 2016
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO held its 64th World Congress in Dublin, Ireland last month, playing host to more than 300 beauty and spa professionals from around the world. [read more]
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO held its ... [read more]

Canyon Ranch Healthy World Scholarship winners focus on improving childhood nutrition

19 Jul 2016
Four teams of health and wellbeing professionals working to improve children’s nutrition in low-income communities have been named recipients of the 2016 Canyon Ranch Institute Healthy World Scholarship. [read more]
Four teams of health and wellbeing professionals working to improve ... [read more]

Lindholm named international education director at Babor

19 Jul 2016
Fabienne Lindholm has been named international education director for skincare brand Babor. [read more]
Fabienne Lindholm has been named international education director for skincare ... [read more]

House of Elemis Miami set for October opening

19 Jul 2016
Elemis is to debut its flagship House of Elemis location this October in a 9,000sq ft (836sq m), six-treatment-room location in Miami. [read more]
Elemis is to debut its flagship House of Elemis location ... [read more]

Revenue management for spas — a win-win for spa operators and guests

13 Jul 2016
Like many sectors of the travel industry, spas have perishable inventory, says Frank Pitsikalis, founder and CEO of ResortSuite, but yet most don’t employ a revenue management system. In an exclusive Thought Leader column for Spa Opportunities, Pitsikalis suggests using dynamic availability can offer a solution that doesn’t mean changing your spa menu – and can be a win-win situation for everyone. [read more]
Like many sectors of the travel industry, spas have perishable ... [read more]
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