by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider
For you spa trend trackers… please mark Monday, December 7th (10:00 a.m. PST) on your calendar.
This year I will be presenting and analyzing our 2010 SpaFinder Global Spa Trends Forecast through an online webinar (open to anyone) in association with the University of California at Irvine’s Spa and Hospitality Management Program. You can sign up here
In case you missed the press release about the presentation, it is included below. I hope you will be able to join us. It is an interactive session, with visuals to help make the trends come alive
, and you will be able to ask questions and contribute comments. I am really looking forward to this, as our trends forecast has a lot of research behind it; and there is never enough room in a press release to adequately present the new trends, explain the background and give examples, etc. Most importantly, this year there are some very important spa trends emerging!
Here is the press release:
SpaFinder today announced that its ‘2010 Spa Trends Forecast’ will be unveiled at a special online presentation on December 7, 2009, in association with the University of California at Irvine’s Spa and Hospitality Management Program. Now in its seventh year, SpaFinder’s annual forecast is widely anticipated by the $255 billion-plus global spa/wellness industries and the business community.
This is the first time SpaFinder will release its annual trends report in an interactive, online presentation. SpaFinder President Susie Ellis will analyze the top 10 emerging ideas and concepts poised to impact the spa/wellness/health/fitness industries, from ‘The Year of The Hamam’ to ‘Reaction to Sweat Lodge Deaths and Medical Horror Stories’ to ‘The Online Spa’.
Recognized for forecasting new concepts across the sector, Ellis has been a predictor of numerous industry ‘mega-trends’, including the ongoing shift from ’pampering’ to wellness; the interweaving of medicine and spas; the emergence of new spa-going demographics (including men and younger generations); and the focus on environmental responsibility and sleep programs. SpaFinder’s annual report is based on analysis from a large team of experts who visit hundreds (if not thousands) of spas each year, interviews with major industry analysts and research organizations, and ongoing consumer and industry research/surveys in the spa, travel, wellness and beauty sectors.
As the point of connection between 9,000-plus spas and salons around the world and millions of spa consumers, SpaFinder has a unique perspective on a complex and growing industry. In addition to the webinar presentation, a full trends report will be available on December 7th at SpaFinder.com.
To register for the online presentation, please click here or visit http://unex.uci.edu/services/events/. The webinar will take place Monday, December 7th at 10 AM, PST.