Innovation: it’s just as important to countries as it is to businesses and organizations. For countries around the world, innovation can be a central driver of economic growth, development and jobs. Did you know each country has as an “innovation” score? The World Economic Forum’s 500+ page “Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012” ranks 142 countries according […]
There has been such a movement in this country to cook healthier recipes in order to safeguard our family’s health. But while we may be cooking healthier recipes, it is equally important that we are cooking those meals in pots and pans that don’t pose a health hazard.
Ok, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Just what is innovation? And is there any benefit to me personally or professionally for understanding the concept? There’s a lot, and I mean A LOT of information out there. My head is spinning. So, I took a definition journey… First stop: The dictionary Second stop: Wikipedia […]
“Innovation is the central job of every leader – business unit managers, functional leaders, and the CEO.” – A.G. Lafley, co-author, Game Changer Reading something like this would normally intimidate me. That was until I started studying innovation, imagination and creativity in preparation for the upcoming Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Aspen, CO this […]
In the Philippines, Medical tourism is likely to take a backseat to health and wellness programs.
Advocating wellness for all, Mariel Hemingway, Academy Award®-nominated actress and national spokesperson for 2012 Wellness Week™, led sponsor SpaFinder’s kickoff event and unveiled The Wellness Week Pledge in Washington, D.C., last week in the company of congressional leaders and wellness advocates.
“A world filled with innovation capability and innovators is a much more hopeful world.” – John Kao Many have said that the spa and wellness industry is seriously lacking in innovation and needs some spark. So, the Global Spa & Wellness Summit would like to bring you a new – and hopefully innovative way – […]
Most of us regularly strive to be the very best version of ourselves, but sometimes it’s hard to remember exactly how on a daily basis. To help you put one foot in front of the other, and to kick off Wellness Week, March 19-25, we’ve announced The Wellness Week Pledge – 7 Habits for a Healthier, Happier You. We’re giving you super-simple ways to commit to your wellbeing.
I got lucky. Then I got super-lucky. I heard about the Clinton “Health Matters” Conference scheduled just prior to the Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament (now called the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament) that was going to be taking place in Indian Wells, CA just a week before it was actually going to happen. Then I found […]
This entire piece was just an excerpt from a 336 page book.
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has ordered that all luxury spas and massage parlors across the island nation reopen immediately, reversing an earlier ban this week that stemmed from a staged demonstration by opposition groups objecting for stricter enforcement of Islamic values, several media outlets report. The president said he expects the verdict from the island […]
Surprise, Shock, Confusion, Anger, Sadness, Relief, Perspective, Pride, Advocacy This sums up the range of my emotions and thoughts from the moment I read the first report that spas in the Maldives were being forced to close because of Islamic extremists’ accusations that they are fronts for prostitution – to today when I see that […]
With more than 250 spas in operation, Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest providers of spa services. In October 2010, it launched a brand-new spa-concept, eforea: spa at Hilton. Today there are more than 90 eforea: spa at Hilton locations in development, globally. Take a look inside this innovate new spa brand’s flagship location in Short Hills, New Jersey.
It’s always a highlight for me to be able to post our SpaFinder Top 10 Spa Trends Forecast for the New Year. The reason? It’s a lengthy research process (I work on it all year) and a somewhat tedious writing project (fortunately I have some help) because we have to be very exact. So finishing it always gives me a chance […]
Before we leave our 2011 SpaFinder Spa Trend Forecast behind, let’s review the “Hot/Getting Hotter” list. We always have a lot of fun creating these as they become a short, handy way for people to get a sense of what’s in our trend report. It also gives us a chance to throw in a few things that maybe […]