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Spa Business
2011 issue 1

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5   Editor's letter: Seduced by beauty
Liz Terry on the spa industry branching out
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12   Letters: Write to reply
Spa operators need to act urgently to protect the natural health industry
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14   News: News update
New spa brands Steiner and Marriott; a jungle spa in Panama; and an inaugural spa association for Russia
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20   Everyone's talking about: The race for beauty
More spas are turning to the lucrative beauty market to build profits and volume, but competition is fierce. We look at the trends and ask whether spa and beauty can really work together
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24   Interview: Sharilyn Abbajay
The new vice-president of global spas and retail for Marriott shares her plans for new spas and creating consistency as the hotel group repositions itself as a lifestyle brand
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30   Investigation: Realty check
Rhianon Howells talks to leading operators to get an up to date view of what's happening in the spa living sector following the financial crisis and where its headed in the future
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36   UK focus: Playtime
Lifehouse, a new £30m destination spa has a fun approach to wellness and has been welcomed by the local community with open arms
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40   UK focus: Forest retreat
Magali Robathan visits Herb House, a natural, organic and very British country house hotel spa
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42   Day spa: Sky-high ambitions
A Nordic style day spa in Canada has turned hydrothermal facilities into a money spinner and is ready for a national rollout. Andrea Jezovit reports
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44   Mystery shopper: Shibui Spa
Is Robert De Niro's New York spa a star in the making? Wendy Bosalavage goes undercover to find out
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48   Medical spa: Quality of life
Charlotte Greenwood takes at look at Portugal's first medical, anti-ageing spa at the Longevity Wellness Resort
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52   Training: Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
The renowned Swiss hotel school launched its first spa-focused qualification in 2010. Helen Patenall finds out how well its been received
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56   Resort spa: Top of the world
Iridium Spa, the latest in-house spa brand for St Regis hotels, has made its debut in Tibet: one of the world's highest cities. Kath Hudson reports on the challenges of launching a spa in such a remote location
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60   Ask an expert: Ayurveda
As the luxury hotel market takes o_ in India, many spas are turning to ayurveda. But how can this traditional offering work in a commercial setting? Jennifer Harbottle investigates
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64   Tourism: Turkish delight
Terry Stevens reports on the Turkish ministry's Thermal Tourism Cities Project, which aims to establish the country as a world-leading thermal tourism destination by 2023
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67   Trends: Opposites attract
Susie Ellis reveals her counter-trend predictions for the year ahead
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73   Product focus: Software guide part 1- Smarter systems
The first of our four part series on the rapidly-evolving spa software market
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79   Spa products: Products
Equipment and product news
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82   Research: Body of evidence
A new study shows even one massage can have real physical benefits
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