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Economy Effective solutions for economic challenges
It’s all about the economy...DUH!
According to a recent SpaFinder poll, spas around the world are starting to feel the current economic woes. The group hit hardest to date is medical spas, followed by getaway spas. Just under half of day spa respondents reported their revenue is down from January through September of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007. Read More.

Spa Travel SpaFinder Survey: Spa Travel Bookings Up in 2007
According to SpaFinder’s 2008 State of Spa Travel Survey, spa travel bookings in 2007 increased for 57% of surveyed agents and remained steady for an additional 29%, while only 13% reported a decline. In 2008, 58% of surveyed agents expect there to be growth in bookings over 2007, while an additional 26% expect bookings to remain steady. Read the press release in the newsroom at SpaFinder.com . . . More.

Industry Leader Industry Leader: Lauren Padawer
Drawing on her management skills and biology background, Lauren Padawer launched Alaska Glacial Mud Co. in 2006 to bring the luxurious mud to a growing spa market focused on natural and organic products. The company is dedicated to sustainability and high quality ingredients by using local and Pacific Northwest botanicals, and never synthetic fragrances, colors, or fillers in their products. The mud, which contains 60 skin-loving major and trace elements . . . Read More.

Cuisine Send us your signature recipes – and gain exposure for your spa’s delicious cuisine!
As you may know, spa cuisine is a hot topic with spa goers - and the press - and many spas provide a world-class, healthy dining experience for their guests, complete with spa cookbooks and organic, homegrown garden produce. In fact, spa chefs are becoming culinary stars in their own right, adding a new level of sophistication to spa cuisine by creating attractive and flavorful dishes that . . .  Learn More.
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2009 Global SpFinder Directory

Brand New! 2009 Global SpaFinder, the Ultimate Spa Directory, is the definitive resource for spa enthusiasts. Available on newsstands and retail stores worldwide, and specially distributed to travel agents and luxury hotels, promoting spas and the spa lifestyle all year round. Buy your copy here

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