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January 7, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Maldives spas are home to seaside retreats
    The Maldives are home to a number of spas that take advantage of the Indian Ocean islands' paradise-like feel. They range from Le Spa de Constance on the island of Constance Moofushi, where spa visitors can enjoy treatments in rooms jutting out over the water that come with glass floors for sea viewing, to the spa at Constance Halaveli, where plunge pools and a gym vie for spa-goers' time. The Huffington Post (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Spas offer glittering treatments with gold, gems
    A growing number of global spas are employing the power of precious metals and gemstones in their treatments. Among them: New Mexico's Eldorado Hotel & Spa, which offers a massage with gold-infused oil, and Carneros Inn & Spa in California, where semi-precious gems are part of the hot stone massage. ABC News/JustLuxe.com (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Grape compound fights time's effects
    Researchers in Hong Kong have found that resveratrol, a substance found in grapes, can turn back the clock -- or at least delay premature aging of the body. The scientists found the substance can help restore stem cells and delay the effects of aging. CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Orbitz unveils its hottest travel destinations, trends for 2013
    The Orbitz Insider Index says that Charleston, S.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Atlantic City, N.J.; New Orleans and New Zealand will be among sought-after travel destinations in 2013. The index also lists mobile booking, international travel and rewards via social media as top trends. TravelPulse (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Sharpen customer service in 4 simple steps
    To improve your organization's customer service, first carefully track customers' feedback, then solicit feedback with your service team, writes Flavio Martins, customer support vice president at DigiCert. Two other tips: Line up intense service training for your team and then measure service improvements that follow. B2C Marketing Insider (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Shedding stress: 7 tips for success
    To cut down on work-related stress, you first have to figure out what triggers the anxiety, then track how you spend your time and re-establish your priorities by talking to your manager, writes coaching expert Lisa Swan, who details these and the rest of her seven top tips for getting rid of on-the-job stress. Among her other hints: Avoid office gossip and the people who perpetuate it. B2C Marketing Insider (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Benefits that Balance -- ISPA Membership Directory
    ISPA members receive full access to the ISPA Membership Directory, where they can search for other ISPA members using different criteria like location, spa products and services, resource partner products and services and more. It's an amazing tool to connect with other spa industry professionals all over the globe. Not an ISPA member but want to access the ISPA Membership Directory? Join today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him."
--Francis Bacon,
British author and statesman


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