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18 Dec 2017 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Spa Business
2010 issue 2

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5   Editor's letter: What's valued
The relatively low rating for pools may need further analysis in light of existing hotel research which showed people are more likely to book a hotel with a pool, however, the majority of them don’t actually end up using it
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10   Spa vision: Record breaking wellness marketing
All eyes are on Daylesford, Australia's spa-capital in the state of Victoria, following an innovative wellness PR event to break the world record for the largest simultaneous massage.
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12   Letters: Write to reply
Wellness tourism at its best is highlighted by an Australian MP
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14   News: News update
Starwood reveals its four-star spa brand; Spa Chakra is acquired; and Fairmont makes its Chinese debut
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20   Everyone's talking about: Longer massages
Is 60 minutes really long enough for a therapist to massage all areas of the body effectively? Kath Hudson reports
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24   Interview: Heather Blankinship
The spa operations director at Aman resorts was inspired to create places of healing after a serious car accident 14 years ago. She tells Katie Barnes about her plans to take Aman spas to the next level
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30   Research: Local hero
PKF's latest report highlights how locals have boosted hotel spa business in the downturn. Leonor Stanton reviews the findings and gets feedback from the industry
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34   Hotel spa: Crossing cultures
Rhianon Howells finds out more about Hôtel Les Ottomans in Istanbul
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38   Spa tourism: Curious about Croatia
Croatia is the first country under the microscope in Terry Stevens' three-part wellness tourism series about the Balkans
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42   Destination spa: The big picture
Katie Barnes visits Novi Spa, one of the largest wellness facilities in Europe
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46   The way i see it: Jeff Matthews
The president and COO of Mandara on the group's new four-star spa brand, Chavana
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48   Destination spa : Uncommon sense
We look at Six Senses' first destination spa in Phuket and its rollout plans
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52   Focus on energy: Field imaging
What is energy field imaging and should spas offer it? Rhianon Howells investigates
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54   Hotel spa: Swede heart
Spa consultancy Raison d'Etre has worked on some famous spas, but has now stepped into the spotlight with its own branded spa facility in Stockholm. Katie Barnes pays a visit
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58   Resort spa: Fun time spa
Caroline Wilkinson tries out disco showers and mango-scented steamrooms at Ocean Spa, the £2m facility at UK holiday park Butlins, which aims to attract those on a middle income with its fun image
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61   Research: Spa psyche
Leonor Stanton reviews the Spa Sentiment Research Report 2009 - which looks into the spending habits of spagoers - and also reveals what the industry thinks about its findings
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64   Day spa: Modern Morocco
Morocco is teeming with tourists and has a strong wellness tradition, but how are its spas appealing to today's visitors? Julie Cramer reports
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68   Thermal spa: Living the dream
Jennifer Todd talks to Charles Davidson, the man behind Peninsula Hot Springs - Australia's first thermal resort - which just completed an AU$8m upgrade
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72   Retirement spa: Village life
Richmond Village, a UK retirement home operator, has added two luxury wellness facilities to its sites. Rhianon Howells finds out more about spas for the elderly
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76   Fitness-kit.net special: Getting personal
How spas could use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test to develop a more effective fitness offerring
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78   Products: Product and equipment news
Velaqua floating bicycle is launched
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82   Finishing touch : A piece of the action
Just the simple act of exercising is enough to boost your body image, a study shows
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