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Spa Business
2011 issue 4

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5   Editor's letter: Fine tuning deals for profit
Liz Terry on how deal sites can increase yield and which offers work best
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13   Letters:
Endota day spa on the pros and cons of franchising in Australia
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14   News:
Thailand's Onyx Hospitality to unveil two spa brands in 2012; major thermal spa project in Switzerland announced; and Starwood's W London sold to Qatari investors
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20   News report: ELLE spa: a magazine spa
Iconic fashion magazine ELLE launches a spa at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, US
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22   News report: AA flagship: launches in the UK
The British-based product house opens a day spa in London and has plans for an international rollout
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24   Ask an expert - deals: Looking at discount websites
How can operators use deal websites effectively and without damaging their image? We give an overview of how the deals work and what to watch out for
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32   Interview - Niamh O'Connell: Hyatt's vice-president of international spa operations
O'Connell oversees 80 spas and has 40 more in development. She tells Katie Barnes about the group's strategy for entering new markets
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38   2011 US spa research: Keeping the pace
PwC's Colin McIlheney analyses the ISPA 2011 US Spa Industry Study and explains how and why facilities are experiencing moderate growth
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42   Hawaii's new Disney spa:
Disney's unique blend of magic, storytelling and exacting standards come together in its latest resort spa opening on Hawaiian shores. Kath Hudson reports
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46   Family matters - the Omorovicz: Hungarian product pioneers
Julie Cramer talks to the husband and wife team behind Omorovicza - an Hungarian product and treatment line which incorporates the therapeutic thermal waters of Budapest
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50   Mystery shopper: Oyster Box Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Lisa Starr goes undercover at the hotel spa where the Prince and Princess of Monaco escaped to following their recent lavish wedding
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54   Middle East spas: Just deserts
David Minton tells us what was on the menu during a week-long trip to three resort spas - at Six Senses, Banyan Tree and Bab Al Shams - in the Middle East
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58   Spa study tour in Bhutan: The thunder dragon
The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition recently took 32 industry professionals on its Spa Study Tour of Bhutan. Chairman Andrew Jacka tells us about their discoveries
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62   Exercise and cancer: Move more
New evidence suggests that fitness would make a valuable addition to spa programmes for cancer sufferers. Neena Dhillon investigates
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67   Product focus: Software guide - Part 4
The final part in our software series
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72   Product focus beds: Part 2
More treatment and relaxation bed launches and showcases
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78   Products news: Spa must-haves
We reveal the latest equipment, products and services available in the spa industry. Visit spa-kit.net for even more products.
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82   Hydrotherapy research: Water way
A study of 10,000-plus people shows just how beneficial thermal spring water is when treating skin diseases
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