* The first text to provide a thorough insight into the world of spa management - an international growth phenomenon;* Written by a team of industry and academic experts from a leading intuition in the field of spa management education;* Look at all aspects of spa management from HR and training, to marketing and finance;* Responds to calls for more rigorous research in the field of spa and provides a much needed text for the study of spa.The spa industry is big business - it's estimated worth is $60 billion, and averages 18% annual growth. The number of day spas has increased by 34.4% globally, from 2003 to 2006; in the same period the number of medical spa locations more than doubled.Even though spa has a long and extensive history, spa education is relatively new, with education at degree level newly introduced across the world. This is in response to the current recognised shortage currently of adequately trained and experienced individuals across all levels in the industry.International Spa Management is the first text to address these industry needs. It provides a sound and though guide for all future spa managers looking at all aspects on the successful running of a spa facility. Divided into four parts it discusses the following:* The spa industry: types (mineral and thermal) and destinations* The spa consumer: behaviour, service and spa design* The business of spas: marketing, operations, finance and training* Future directions: strategizing for the future
The spa industry is currently the fastest growing segment of the hospitality and leisure industry with revenues exceeding those from amusement parks, box office receipts, vacation ownership gross sales and ski resort ticket sales. Understanding the Global Spa Industry is the first book to examine management practices in this industry and offers a groundbreaking and comprehensive approach to global spa management, covering everything from the beginnings of the industry through to contemporary management and social and ethical issues. With contributions from internationally renowned business leaders, practitioners and academics, this unique book is packed with case studies, examples and advice for all those working in, and studying, the international spa industry. Understanding the Global Spa Industry brings an analytic lens to the spa movement, examining past, current and future trends and the potential for shaping wellness and health services in the 21st century.
The spa industry is currently the fastest growing segment of the hospitality and leisure industry with revenues exceeding those from amusement parks, box office receipts, vacation ownership gross sales and ski resort ticket sales. Understanding the Global Spa Industry is the first book to examine management practices in this industry and offers a groundbreaking and comprehensive approach to global spa management, covering everything from the beginnings of the industry through to contemporary management and social and ethical issues. With contributions from internationally renowned business leaders, practitioners and academics, this unique book is packed with case studies, examples and advice for all those working in, and studying, the international spa industry. Understanding the Global Spa Industry brings an analytic lens to the spa movement, examining past, current and future trends and the potential for shaping wellness and health services in the 21st century. • Spa services and the development of the spa business from its historical beginnings to the size of the market today. • Business development and planning, spa operations and business models. • Spa products and technologies, retailing and the application of branding and marketing strategies. • Infrastructure, design and environmental issues including sustainability and social and environmental benchmarking. • Human resources issues from education and training to professional and regulatory issues and professional and corporate ethics and values.
The tourism industry is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, with more people from all cultures and nationalities choosing to spend their leisure time traveling and visiting new locations. To exploit this burgeoning market, tourism agencies must carefully consider the desires and goals of travelers from around the world. The Handbook of Research on Global Hospitality and Tourism Management contributes to the body of knowledge on travel and tourism by presenting a global view of the hospitality industry, including theoretical research into industry trends as well as case studies from around the world. This handbook provides travel agents, owner-operators, and students and researchers in the hospitality industry with the latest research, findings, and developments in the field. Within this handbook of cutting-edge research, readers will find chapters and cases on topics such as travel and tourism in a global economy; local, glocal, and international hospitality; challenges in environmental management; cultural cuisine; and destination management, among others.
"The Spa business has been growing rapidly over the last few years. It is one of the biggest global growth industries. The Spa Book offers a comprehensive, exciting and unique look at the spa industry, bringing together all the elements of spas in one educational text. The Spa Book is written to cover the new NVQ Level 3 standards for spa treatment units, as set by Habia's Expert Working Group. Covering essential topics such as spa health and safety, treatments and procedures and illustrated with over 70 images, the book is suitable for both NVQ and degree-level students taking courses in spa therapy, as well as being a useful reference tool for professional spa therapists and instructors." - publishers description.
Want to be pampered, revitalized, and refreshed? Select from 100 carefully chosen spas in more than thirty countries. From detailed descriptions of facilities and services to contact information and rates, this guidebook provides everything new and experienced spa-goers need to know to get the most out of their spa experience.
Around the world, there is mounting evidence that parks and protected areas contribute to a healthy civil society, thus increasing the economic importance of cultural and nature-based tourism. Operating at the intersection of business and the environment, tourism can improve human health and wellbeing as well as serve as a catalyst for increasing appreciation and stewardship of the natural world. While the revenues from nature-based activities help to make the case for investing in park and protected area management; the impacts they have need to be carefully managed, so that visitors do not destroy the natural wonders that attracted them to a destination in the first place. This book features contributions from tourism and recreation researchers and practitioners exploring the relationship between tourism, hospitality, protected areas, livelihoods and both physical and emotional human wellbeing. The book includes sections focused on theory, policy and practice, and case studies, to inform and guide industry decisions to address real-world problems and proactively plan for a sustainable and healthy future.
Organized into categories, and set up with an easy-to-use A-to-Z tab format, this book is the definitive guide to what's on the Internet. With thousands of site listings, including FTP, Gopher, newsgroup and mailing list sites, New Rider's Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages, is the must have reference for any using the Internet. More esoteric subjects include paranormal phenomena and the rich and famous. A section called Related sites at the end of each category lists additional FTP, Gopher, Web sites, and Newsgroups that might be of interest to the reader. Features include: -- The most up-to-date site listings and descriptions to ensure the user has accurate listings to what's on the Internet -- Editor's Choice sidebars provides a quick glance at the top sites in each category. -- Informational sidebars cover useful information about Browsers, provide helpful surfing tips and define terms for the new and intermediate user.