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May 22, 2018
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Casa Monica Resort's Poseidon Spa in Fla. features water-inspired treatments
Poseidon Spa at Casa Monica Resort in St. Augustine, Fla., offers an array of treatments inspired by water. The facility has four treatment rooms.
USA Today (5/17) 
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Cruise ship promises complete wellness experience
The Celebrity Edge luxury liner includes a spa with eight treatment zones. Options include a Turkish bath, rainfall room, salt room and Float Zen Zone. "We really focused on the destination experience, a place where all wellness needs -- nutrition, culinary arts, holistic medicine, medispa services, and fitness--would be met," said Aisling McCarthy, spa director.
Vogue online (5/18) 
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These spas top the list in Marrakech
Les Bains d'Orient, Spa by Beldi and the Royal Mansour are recommended spas for those visiting Marrakech.
Forbes (5/16) 
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Retail Rundown
Tie-dye hair heralds summer's approach
Hairstylist Kelsey Pebler has created a tie-dye hair look that will make waves this summer. The look relies on Lime Crime's Unicorn dyes.
Cosmopolitan (5/15) 
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Hospitality Trends
Luxury hotels finding demand in Shanghai
Shanghai has added about 10 luxury properties over the past year, among them the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan and W Shanghai -- The Bund.
TTG Asia (5/21) 
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Business Best Practices
Be reliable, respectful to make better connections with co-workers
Be reliable, respectful to make better connections with co-workers
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Stick to the plans you make with your colleagues, and find time to interact with the new person in the office, writes entrepreneur Michael Volkmann. Show appreciation to co-workers who help you with a project by offering to help them with a task or treat them to a coffee.
Lifehacker (5/15) 
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Customer Service
How to reach customers in your community
Several small-business owners share their tips for local marketing, which can help a business establish a presence in its community. Among their recommendations are to participate in community events, run targeted ads on social media and work with local influencers.
Small Business Trends (5/20) 
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Finance and Economics
Tariffs on Chinese products put on hold
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the US and China are "putting the trade war on hold." The US is suspending tariffs planned for Chinese products while the countries develop a comprehensive trade agreement, he says.
Reuters (5/20),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (5/20) 
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Water Cooler
Frozen lead pollution offers a guide to ancient Rome
Scientists have devised a timeline of ancient Rome's economic ups and downs based on remnants of lead pollution discovered in the Greenland ice sheet, writes Robinson Meyer. The lead pollution was a byproduct of the smelting process that produced coinage and thus can be a useful marker of Roman government and economic activity, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Atlantic online (5/15) 
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ISPA Info
May Snapshot Survey is live
On Friday, ISPA sent out the May Snapshot Survey to its members. Like this month's issue of Pulse, May's survey is focused on retail. If you're a member who is interested in participating, please check your email inbox -- the link to the survey should be waiting there for you. ISPA members can access previous Snapshot Survey reports on the Research page. Not an ISPA member, but want access to these and other benefits? Find more information here.
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Book your room for #ISPA2018
Our top tip for a successful ISPA Conference & Expo? Stay where the action is. This year's official host hotel, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, is located in the middle of downtown Phoenix near the city's vibrant nightlife, incredible restaurants and numerous outdoor activities -- not to mention the Phoenix Convention Center. Book using the official ISPA reservation link to receive nightly ISPA Room Drops.
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