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February 20, 2013
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Spa industry news

  Spa Spotlight 
  • Aspen's Remède Spa offers limited-edition treatments
    During weekends through March, Aspen's St. Regis’ Remède Spa is offering new enhanced treatments that incorporate Veuve Clicquot champagne to improve skin, relax the muscles and boost the spirits. Treatments range from a Veuve Clicquot rosé brut sipped in the bath to a Veuve Clicquot misting facial, and a portion of the profits will support an Aspen charity that serves people with disabilities. JustLuxe (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Banyan Tree Spa opens in Vietnamese resort
    Asian therapies, a serene coastal location and a luxury resort combine in the new Banyan Tree Spa, which opened recently in central Vietnam at the Laguna Lang Co complex. The spa offers treatments to improve circulation, improve skin and reduce muscle tension. Luxury Travel Magazine online (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • China sees opening of new Thai-style spa
    Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa has opened in China's Yunnan Province, and the new spa features treatments that take their inspiration from Thailand. Launched by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the resort and spa features a Thai dining menu and therapies that range from a flotation room to yoga to detoxification. (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Brazilian market lures cosmetic companies
    Cosmetic manufacturers are investing in Brazil, drawn by the robust beauty market there, and resulting in the opening of new cosmetics and personal-care products stores throughout the country. "The potential in Brazil is really significant, the population is very fashion-forward and the consumption per capita is very close to what you're seeing places like America and the U.K.," said Hana Ben-Shabat, partner with A.T. Kearney, global management consulting company. (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hair concealers, tanners hit the market
    Does your hair need a tanner? How about a concealer? Stylists say new hair cosmetics offer users the chance to achieve fuller-looking hair with makeup, lighten a color job, or create a daring new look such as cheetah-spotted hair. DNA (India) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • More American travelers are choosing destinations other than Europe
    Americans are traveling more readily to other destinations besides Europe, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data. U.S. travel overseas rose 5.5% in 2012 while U.S. travel to Europe rose by 3.9%. However, as a destination Europe still beats the Caribbean and Asia, this feature says. TravelPulse (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • How to bring your workers back from the dead
    Too many offices are filled with what small business expert Lee Polevoi calls "zombie workers" -- unmotivated employees who plod through the day with little enthusiasm. Managers can defeat zombies, he writes, by providing vision and resources for their workers, rewarding hard work, and offering flexible schedules to boost productivity. Intuit Small Business Blog (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • How mobile apps build client loyalty
    Businesses can't expect customers to be loyal without rewards, say experts, and mobile technology allows businesses to provide location-based rewards easily. Loyal customers then boost business by raving about a company on social media, one of the best sources of free advertising, they say. CRM Buyer (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Business lending surges as banks seek growth
    U.S. businesses are inundated with so many inexpensive loans that banks' margins are coming under pressure. Commercial and industrial loans increased 16% in 2012, according to SNL Financial. A Federal Reserve survey found narrowing loan spreads and relaxed lending standards. The Wall Street Journal (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • More confident workers quitting jobs, report shows
    The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 2.2 million Americans quit their jobs in December compared with only 1.8 million in June 2009, a sign that workers are feeling more confident about the economy. The most job openings are in health care, sales, retail and information technology, reports EmploymentCrossing. (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • ISPA 2013 U.S. Spa Industry Survey launch
    It's time for the ISPA 2013 U.S. Spa Industry Study. This year's survey has been streamlined to save you time and for the first time, compensation questions will be included. All U.S. spas are encouraged to participate to help provide a more accurate picture of the industry. A full copy of the study is included with ISPA membership. Click here to participate. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--John Berryman,
American poet and scholar

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