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February 7, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
 
  • 10 spa break hot spots in Europe
    Looking for monsoon showers, an ice grotto and golf? Head to Ireland's Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel. How about glacier views, a steam room and underwater music? Those are the calling cards of Switzerland's Grand Hotel Kronenhof. They're just two of the 10 top European spa hotels for a mid-winter escape. FemaleFirst.co.uk (U.K.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dubai resort unveils new offerings at luxury spa
    The Talise Ottoman Spa at Dubai's Jumeirah Zabeel Saray resort has launched a new menu of services including a "coffee peeling" hammam, couple's treatments, and massage and facials focused on men. The spa, which has 42 treatment rooms, is filled with Ottoman-inspired marble and mosaics, and is considered a top luxury spa in the Middle East. Pursuitist.com (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • Mothers-to-be are a growing spa market
    Spas have an opportunity to grow their business if they design services and products that will appeal to pregnant women, say experts. Marketing tips: Host special classes for moms and infants, offer discounts around Mother's Day and for pre- and post-natal visits, and provide information for moms-to-be about their bodies' unique needs. DAYSPA magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Studies link carbs to acne
    A new study indicates that diet can affect the skin, and that foods high on the glycemic index -- typically carbohydrates -- may cause acne. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that a group of men ages 15 to 25, significantly reduced their acne by eating a diet of low-glycemic foods. Skin Inc. magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Hospitality Trends 
 
  • TravelClick: Room rates will drive hotel revenue in 2013
    TravelClick's North American Hospitality Review for January predicts a steady increase in key hotel metrics in 2013 as average daily rates continue to push growth in revenue per available room. "Based on TravelClick data, ADR continues to be the main source of revPAR growth heading into 2013. While both ADR and occupancy are growing, occupancy is improving more slowly while ADR is increasing at a slightly more rapid pace," said Tim Hart, an executive vice president at TravelClick. The group projects committed-occupancy growth of 2% in 2013, while rates and revPAR are expected to rise 4.9% and 4.1%, respectively. TravelPulse (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  Business Best Practices 
  • Top 10 ideas for smarter small business
    To sharpen your time management skills as a small business owner, harness the power of technology to share files when you're on the run, outsource for jobs such as bookkeeping or IT and make it a habit to check e-mail only three times a day, says designer Robin Wilson, president and CEO of Robin Wilson Home. Among her other top 10 tips for small business leaders: Schedule short breaks between meetings, secure office supplies to cut costs and eye cash flow daily. SmallBizTechnology.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Hang on: 4 ways to keep the customers you have
    It's so much more cost-effective to retain the customers your business has than to win new ones; by focusing hard on great service and reshaping company policies to make sure they benefit customers, a business can boost retention, writes Sheila Roy, sales and marketing director at USA Fulfillment. Two other ideas for keep clients loyal: Stay connected with customers through e-mail, phone and mailed coupons and be sure customers can get questions answered on the company's website. B2C Marketing Insider (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Key tax provisions in the "fiscal cliff" deal
    The government's recent deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" included a number of tax provisions that small-business owners should be aware of, writes Bill Bischoff. He summarizes some of the key provisions, which include 50% first-year bonus depreciation and the ability to give your staff transit passes that won't be subject to taxes. MarketWatch (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Work-life study: Stress drops when you detach
    People who can unplug from work when they're home are more likely to recharge in their off hours and experience less job burnout, a Kansas State University researcher found. "If you have a strong technological boundary and self-restricted rules for using email, laptops or cellphones for work during off-work times, then you are more likely to experience psychological detachment from work," said YoungAh Park, assistant professor of psychology. MedicalXpress.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Spread the love!
    What's there to love about ISPA? Find out on the ISPA Blog. In the latest post, Angela Cortright from Spa Gregorie's shares what she loves most about the ISPA community, how she got involved and how you can too! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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