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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

KE E PING

POSITI V E US spa revenues, visits and locations have all increased according to ISPA’s latest industry study. Colin McIlheney takes a closer look

The US has seen increases in spa revenues, visits, locations, and employment

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he spa industry in the US has been boosted by another year of healthy growth, according to the International Spa Association’s 2018 US Spa Industry Study, which was carried out in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and funded by the ISPA Foundation. The research is a nationwide overview of the US spa industry’s size and performance, and looks at data from 2017 through to May 2018. The report is the result of a large-scale survey of spa operators across the United States. Respondents provided key metrics for 2,375 spa locations, and this year’s estimates show a sector that continues to grow. Against a nationwide backdrop of higher GDP and employment numbers, there are increases in spa revenues, visits, number of locations and employment within the spa industry, marking the eighth year of positive growth since the financial downturn of the late 2000s. www.spahandbook.com

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Spa Business_handbook 2019-2020  

The global resource for spa professionals

Spa Business_handbook 2019-2020  

The global resource for spa professionals