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18 Dec 2017 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Spa Business
2010 issue 1

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5   Editor's letter: Lasting longer
With many spas half empty at certain times of day, it makes sense to offer longer and more cost-effective treatments during these times, so customers seeking deep healing can put more time by for an effective treatment
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10   Spa Vision: Ritz-Carlton’s first eco-friendly property
The Ritz-Carlton has taken its first step into eco-conscious design and operations with its latest hotel opening in Charlotte, North Carolina in the US.
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14   Letters: Write to reply
Industry research is scrutinised
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16   News: News update
Paua becomes South China Cosmetics, a mega-development for Egypt and an illuminating launch for Yas Hotel, UAE
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22   Everyone's talking about: Advance payments
Is prepayment the best way to deal with no shows, or does an up-front deposit deter customers? Katie Barnes reports
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26   Interview: Laurence Boulet
The spa development director for Accor tells Katie Barnes about the new So tel and Pullman spa concepts and how she is refining the group’s thalassotherapy arm
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32   News report: Greece lightning
Magali Robathan reveals more about Greece’s €1bn Costa Navarino project
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34   Spa tourism: Hot spot
Uruguay’s thermal spring region is a popular and a ordable destination, but it could benefit by attracting a more upscale audience. Leonor Stanton investigates
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38   Eco spa: Taking your time
Four-hour ayurvedic journeys are the mainstay at this new eco-spa in the UK. Kath Hudson pays a visit
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42   The way I see it: Adam Horler
An ex L’Oréal and Molton Brown employee reveals why he’s thrown off the shackles of corporate life
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44   Real estate: Aiming high
Neena Dhillon looks at the real estate success of the Elysian Chicago
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48   Resort ideas: Floating ideas
The owner of a Venetian hotel chain shares her spa vision with Andrea Jezovit
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52   Training: Cornell University
Caroline Wilkinson discovers why the spa degree modules at Cornell are some of the most respected in the industry
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54   Ask an expert: Alternative water supplies
Having your own water borehole can cut down bills, but what does the installation process involve and what are the overall pros and cons? Emilie Filou finds out
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58   Trends: Fishy business
Rhianon Howells takes a closer look at where fish spa therapy originatedand how the trend is spreading globally
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62   Cave spa: Puglian paradise
Charlotte Senior goes underground to visit Aveda’s eco-inspired cave spa in Puglia, south Italy
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66   Fitness: Striking a balance
Kathy Carter reports on the benefits of balance training and how it can be incorporated into fitness programmes
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70   Spa products: Products
Product and equipment launches
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74   Finishing touch: Stroke of genius
Research shows that swimming can help you live longer than walking or jogging
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