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March 5, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Alila Diwa Goa spa offers new Ayurveda Detox lifestyle package
    The Ayurveda Detox package at the Alila Diwa Goa spa in Southern Goa is now available for guests who wish to make a life change based on the teachings of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian lifestyle philosophy that emphasizes living well. Elements of the package include yoga and ayurvedic treatments, cycling and cooking classes. (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Willow Stream Spa comes to Fairmont the Palm in Dubai
    The Willow Stream Spa is now offering its specialized services to guests of Fairmont the Palm, Dubai. What sets this spa apart includes its specialized menu of services for men and for women, its suites designed to accommodate couples and the way the intrinsic nature of Dubai itself is infused into the atmosphere at the spa. Luxury Travel Advisor (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • Survey uncovers misunderstandings about facial aging
    A recent survey conducted in the U.K. found that a majority of women in the country did not have a clear understanding of the underlying cause of facial aging. In the "Lifting the Lid" study performed for Allergen Medical Aesthetics, only 23% of respondents listed facial volume loss -- the culprit in facial aging -- as their primary concern. Professional Beauty (U.K.) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Economists maintain positive outlook for hotel industry
    A panel of economists during a session at this week's International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin forecast steady improvement for the hotel industry despite continued economic uncertainty in several markets worldwide. "I can forecast that the future will be very difficult and it will be tough to navigate the waters ahead, but luck plays a dominant role and I think we're lucky to be in the travel and tourism industry. This is an industry that will benefit from the mass effect of so many [middle-class] travelers coming abroad," said Thierry Malleret, managing partner of the Monthly Barometer. Hotel Management online (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • A quick, proactive approach is best in employee conflicts
    Acting quickly and proactively is the best way to address employee conflicts, says Sheryl Kovach, president and CEO of human resources consulting firm Kandor Group. Having an open-door policy is the best way to find a quick resolution in employee disputes, and addressing them quickly is critical for fostering a productive working environment, Kovach says. (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Harness your advocates to market your business
    To magnify your word-of-mouth marketing, find your strongest advocates and encourage them to rate and review your business online, writes Rob Fuggetta, founder and CEO of Zuberance. Give advocates special deals to share with their networks of acquaintances, and offer social sharing widgets that allow advocates to talk up your company on social media. (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • A personal approach leads to greater product compliance
    Making a personal approach with clients, including setting up clear instructions and follow-up after a procedure, is the key to good product compliance and ultimately the practitioner's bottom line, posits Janine Marzetta for Skin, Inc. "By helping clients achieve noticeable, measurable results, you can be certain that they’ll be repeat clients and tell their friends, both of which boost your bottom line," she writes. Skin Inc. magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • 2013 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Opportunity
    Will you or someone you know be a junior, senior or grad student in the upcoming school year enrolled full-time in a bachelor or master's program of a related discipline, i.e. business, health science, hospitality or spa management? If so, ISPA encourages you to apply for the 2013 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2013. Changes to this year's scholarship include new criteria and an increased scholarship amount. For more information, e-mail or visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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