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2009 issue 4

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5   Editor's letter: Government support
The World Economic Forum has ranked Switzerland number one out of 133 countries in its tourism competitiveness index and this is in spite of the fact that exchange rates make the country expensive to visit
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14   Letters: Write to reply
A Japanese operator points out the problems of spa membership schemes
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16   News: News update
A sta shake-up at Spatality, a US$15m underground spa debuts in Mexico and a hospital spa launches in Michigan
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22   Interview: Georgie Yam
The founder of Chinese spa chain Dragonfly tells Katie Barnes how he’s succeeding in the saturated marketplace
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26   Everyone's talking about: Development opportuntities
Despite the downturn, there are parts of the world where the economy is growing. Rhianon Howells investigates
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28   Spa tourism: Bank on it
Terry Stevens reports on how investment in spas and wellbeing marketing have secured tourism success in Switzerland
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29   The way i see it: Dzigbordi K Dosoo
The CEO of Allure Africa on launching the first day spa in Ghana and setting up a beauty expo in sub-Saharan Africa
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34   Resort spa : Vine tuning
South Africa’s Lanzerac Spa has carved a niche in the market with vinotherapy and its caring approach to customers. Sarah Todd pays a visit
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37   Summit review: Meeting of minds
Our Global Spa Summit report
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42   Profile: Dr John Ratey
A new book pulls together scientific studies on the impact of exercise on the brain. Kate Cracknell talks to the author
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45   Trends: Heads up
An increasing number of spas are investing in brain health programmes. Susie Ellis takes a closer look
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48   Casino spa: Game plan
Peter Sargent reveals how G Spa’s hip and trendy image is drawing in new customers at Foxwoods: one of the largest casino resorts in the world
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51   Profile: Dr Paulo Malo
The pioneering dental surgeon tells Karen Maxwell about his latest medi-spa launches in Italy and Macau
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54   Sensory zone: Feet first
Vicky Kiernander finds out about the health benefits of barefoot paths and why installing one could be a step in the right direction for spa operators
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58   Spa spy: Armathwaite Hall
Sarah Todd explains why she gave this new spa such a glowing report
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60   Spa retreat: Chianti and Cacao
An anti-ageing retreat based on wine and chocolate is expected to breathe new life into a European holiday rental business. Kath Hudson takes a look around
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63   Spa products:
Product and equipment launches
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66   Finishing touch: Touch and go
A pan-European study gives a greater insight into the benefits of shiatsu
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