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  • New Account Executive Announced at the International SPA Association | International Spa Association
    of the University of Kentucky with a bachelors of business in accounting degree Prior to her work with ISPA she served as Account Executive for the American Volleyball Coaches Association and as an Account Recruiter for Analysts International both based in Lexington Ky I m excited to engage the ISPA members with unique ways to promote their business The spa industry offers an array of opportunities to work with suppliers in the beauty travel and health and wellness fields said Hacker The ISPA staff provides its members with educational tools research and networking events The association s publication Pulse is a magazine written for the spa professional and provides insight on the latest trends and news in the industry The annual ISPA Conference Expo will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nev from Nov 7 10 About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the global spa industry providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities to foster professionalism and growth More details on ISPA are available on www experienceispa com About IMG Associations IMG Associations is a full service professional association management company and a proven leader in helping professional

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  • ISPA Foundation's 2011 Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Applications Now Available | International Spa Association
    named in honor of industry pioneer and Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H Tabacchi Ph D R D Students interested in a career in spa management are encouraged to apply Applications will be accepted through March 18 2011 Providing the next generation of spa industry professionals with opportunities like the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship are vital to sustaining the future of our industry said ISPA Foundation President Jeff Kohl With the scholarship and the newly released textbook Financial Management for Spas the ISPA Foundation is dedicated to providing the spa industry with valuable resources Dr Tabacchi added It is my belief that carefully chosen recipients of this scholarship will become national and international leaders in the mind body spirit spa community The scholarship is one of Foundation s most important endeavors The scholarship recipient will receive 2 500 towards their education Students may access the application online A selection committee will review the applications based on a set of eligibility criteria For more information regarding the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship or to make a donation to the scholarship fund please visit the ISPA Foundation Web site About the ISPA Foundation The ISPA Foundation is the nonprofit 501 c 3 arm of ISPA

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  • International SPA Association Industry Snapshot | International Spa Association
    in training and education Diversity Spas have increased their appeal to broader audiences The industry study reveals that 80 percent of spas have introduced special packages targeted at diverse client groups including men couples teens families athletes and seniors Over six in ten spas introduced discounts and incentives to attract first time clients while franchises with membership rates took off in 2010 The industry motto there is a spa experience for everyone has never been more true Environmental Sustainability Spa continues to reign as a top green industry with 85 percent of spas indicating they apply environmentally sustainable practices The industry study revealed that recycling utilizing sustainable packaging offering organic products and becoming LEED certified are just a few ways spas are staying eco friendly As environmental sustainability grows in importance to consumers ISPA members have responded by increasing partnerships with suppliers who practice the same earth friendly principles Value Spas have reengineered their menus to offer discounts and incentives without sacrificing quality National spa chains offer affordable treatments to a large audience while maintaining top level service According to the 2010 U S Spa Industry Study 95 percent of spas have changed their menus to entice spa goers with new offerings including 60 percent of spas utilizing a customer loyalty program 67 percent offering half day packages and 75 percent offering express 30 minute or less treatments These treatments offer a less expensive option that also give spa goers with busy schedules options to enjoy the spa experience Another way ISPA members are offering value is by utilizing discounting services such as Groupon Rue La La and other deal oriented Web sites Results Oriented As the economic downturn has caused spas to reevaluate their businesses they have focused on providing tangible results often going back to basics in their menu offerings In fact a results oriented deep tissue massage is the most offered type of massage according to the ISPA 2010 Spa Industry Study And a massage is the No 1 treatment amongst spa goers worldwide In evaluating the product lines they carry ISPA members look for packaging pricing and advertising that align with the spa s core brand The authentic purpose and philosophy of spa which is health and wellness remains the most important aspect of the spa business Technology While technology has not reinvented the spa industry it has helped spas reinforce their core values by increasing customer service options Ninety six percent of ISPA member spas use social media often to alert customers to last minute deals or to fill cancellations The millenials next generation of spa goers are constantly plugged in and demand that services be easily accessible with a few taps of their fingers Health and Wellness Education Spa has always been about health and wellness and the industry has helped people understand that spa treatments are a part of living a healthy lifestyle Increasingly spas look to educate their clients about the benefits of spa treatments particularly stress reduction the No 1 reason

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  • International SPA Association Celebrates 20 Years | International Spa Association
    the help of McCain s music by sharing how he set out to find meaning in his life through the advice of others By interviewing top executives ex presidents and movie stars Saperston funded the documentary film The Journey by selling sexy kind grilled cheese sandwiches made with love for 1 One of CNN s Top 10 Heroes of 2009 Doc Hendley moved the audience with the encouragement that even average individuals can make a difference Hendley a former bartender began the organization Wine to Water after being inspired by the 1 1 billion people who don t have access to clean drinking water He explained Water is no longer a passion for me it is the burden of my life Management guru Marcus Buckingham helped attendees realize their strengths Buckingham explained that most people spend time trying to improve their weaknesses rather than focusing on what they do best Only 14 percent of your day is spent doing something you re really good at The closing session included a lively discussion from a Visionary Panel moderated by Peter Yesawich and made up of Precor s Paul Byrne HelmsBriscoe s Roger Helms and Women for Hire expert Tory Johnson The panel discussed the future of the industry by offering insights from their respective areas of expertise Topics ranging from time poverty managing different generations and comfort vs convenience were all covered Awards The Association honored the founder of Rancho La Puerta and The Golden Door Deborah Szekely with the ISPA Visionary Award Doc Hendley founder of Wine to Water received the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award and John and Karen Korpi two spa professionals who helped found the association received the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award Incoming ISPA Chairman Deborah Waldvogel set the pace for next year by pledging to focus

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  • International SPA Association Celebrates 20 Years | International Spa Association
    multi platinum recording artist Edwin McCain Saperston captivated the audience with the help of McCain s music by sharing how he set out to find meaning in his life through the advice of others By interviewing top executives ex presidents and movie stars Saperston funded the documentary film The Journey by selling sexy kind grilled cheese sandwiches made with love for 1 One of CNN s Top 10 Heroes of 2009 Doc Hendley moved the audience with the encouragement that even average individuals can make a difference Hendley a former bartender began the organization Wine to Water after being inspired by the 1 1 billion people who don t have access to clean drinking water He explained Water is no longer a passion for me it is the burden of my life Management guru Marcus Buckingham helped attendees realize their strengths Buckingham explained that most people spend time trying to improve their weaknesses rather than focusing on what they do best Only 14 percent of your day is spent doing something you re really good at The closing session included a lively discussion from a Visionary Panel moderated by Peter Yesawich and made up of Precor s Paul Byrne HelmsBriscoe s Roger Helms and Women for Hire expert Tory Johnson The panel discussed the future of the industry by offering insights from their respective areas of expertise Topics ranging from time poverty managing different generations and comfort vs convenience were all covered Awards The Association honored the founder of Rancho La Puerta and The Golden Door Deborah Szekely with the ISPA Visionary Award Doc Hendley founder of Wine to Water received the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award and John and Karen Korpi two spa professionals who helped found the association received the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award Incoming ISPA Chairman Deborah

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  • ISPA Releases Latest Industry Research on U.S. Spa Industry | International Spa Association
    combat the impact of the recession Respondents are indeed cautiously optimistic about the future while also recognizing there are still challenges to face Industry Profile Composition of spa types remained similar to previous years Day spas comprise an overwhelming majority of establishments 79 percent resort hotel spas comprise the second largest segment 8 8 percent with medical spas a close third 8 7 percent Other spa types include Club Mineral Springs and Destination spas The largest concentration of spas are in the Northeast 24 percent and Southwest 23 percent Facilities Spa establishments account for 76 million square feet of indoor space made up of dedicated treatment rooms as well as a retail element Two in three spas contain massage only treatment rooms 71 percent contain skin care only rooms Four in ten spas contain hair styling stations one in two contain make up stations Manicure pedicure stations are found in 85 percent of resort hotel spas and 65 percent of day spas Services and Products Spas received an estimated 143 million client visits in 2009 The primary treatments provided by spas are body or skin care services including facials scrubs and wraps 94 percent massage services 86 percent and salon services 68 percent Wellness programs including weight management and healthy eating are offered by 17 percent of spas and one in ten spas offer fitness or sports services Prices and Composition of Revenue Four main spa treatment and service categories massage and bodywork skin care hair and nail account for 78 percent of total spa revenue though average treatment numbers vary considerably by spa type Retail accounts for 12 percent of spa revenue with skin and hair care products accounting for the majority of spending in most spas People The spa industry employed over 330 000 people during the spring

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  • ISPA Unveils Smartphone App for 20th Annual Conference & Expo | International Spa Association
    application which provides attendees with information at their fingertips We are excited to bring Conference attendees a fun and accessible way to plan their Conference experience said ISPA President Lynne McNees The ISPA App allows you to map out your Expo route choose a restaurant to meet your industry friends for dinner explore the myriad of local attractions and more The Technology Task Force worked with Global Experience Specialists and E proDirect LLC to develop the special features of the application including Make your travel arrangements by booking hotel rooms and flights receive a 5 percent discount by flying on American Airlines Navigate the Gaylord National to find meeting rooms the spa and the Convention Center Plan your daily Professional Development Sessions with a few taps on your phone With more than 40 hours of education don t get lost in the fray Familiarize yourself with the speakers by reading up on them before your session begins Plan your Expo route or search for exhibitors by category and booth number Need help getting around D C Find restaurants museums and other fun things to do while you re in town Stay connected with other attendees through ISPA s FaceBook and accounts Downloading the ISPA App is easy Search ISPA or ISPA 2010 in the iPhone App Store or Android Marketplace Or click on one of the following links on your phone to download the application Blackberry Blackberry 4 5 Blackberry 4 7 Storm or later models Google Android Windows Mobile Once you ve downloaded the ISPA App be sure to check in frequently for up to the minute news on the 20th anniversary events Register to attend the 2010 ISPA Conference Expo at About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of

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  • New Staff Members Announced at the International SPA Association | International Spa Association
    the year the ISPA Conference Expo at the Gaylord National Resort Convention Center in Washington D C area National Harbor MD from Nov 15 18 New hires include Hallie Bandy Public Relations Director Bandy will work with media to develop stories on the latest spa industry trends statistics and ISPA member news Her two decades of experience in communications with a focus on media relations crisis management and editorial provides the perfect background to engage journalists writing about the spa industry The spa industry has a powerful message of health and wellness that I m eager to engage journalists with said Bandy Erin Samson Event Manager Samson will be focused on event logistics as well as bringing the best speakers and education to ISPA events She formerly worked as a consultant for the online fundraising firm Pursuant Group Inc She is a graduate of McMurry University in Abilene TX with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications I am thrilled to be working for ISPA Samson said I am excited to learn more about the spa industry and look forward to meeting members of the association at the 20th anniversary ISPA Conference Expo We look forward to working with Erin and Hallie to continue to deliver the best service to our members said ISPA President Lynne McNees Both ladies will be working directly with the membership to build relationships and move the industry forward About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the global spa industry providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities to foster professionalism and growth More details on ISPA are available on http www experienceispa com About IMG Associations IMG Associations is a full service professional association management company and a proven leader in helping professional and trade associations expand

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