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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 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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The Spa at Windsor Court to undergo major renovation
The Spa at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, US, is set to undergo a major renovation that will see the addition of new relaxation spaces and treatment rooms.
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa
Four Seasons will open a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico this November, featuring a 15,855sq ft Oasis Spa.
Emma Darby named COO of Resense
Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO).
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before
Research by the International Spa Association (ISPA), has revealed that more men are going to spas than ever before, with stats indicating that 49 per cent of spa customers are now men, a 20 per cent increase from the 29 per cent reported in 2005.
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Established in 1986, Nilo Spa Design is the wellness and beauty division of the family owned Malet [more...]
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A truly holistic approach to wellness and beauty
Frella, established in 2014 has been an industry changer with its authentic concepts of bringing holistic wellness into the modern wellness market. [more...]
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05-07 Sep 2019

Annual SWAA Conference

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya
09-11 Sep 2019

SpaChina Summit

The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an, China
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