This September we celebrated the 26th annual ISPA Conference & Expo. There were many exciting debuts at Conference this year, including the introduction of our new ISPA Chairman Todd Shaw, and, of course, new ISPA research! At Conference we released the 2016 U.S. Spa Industry Study as well as the Consumer Snapshot Initiative Volume VII: Millennial Perceptions and Preferences to our members. The 2016 U.S. Spa Industry Study is the 17th consecutive year of collecting data on the industry.
We are over a month removed from this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo, which has us feeling nostalgic here at ISPA Headquarters. So nostalgic, in fact, we decided to bring you a 2016 ISPA Conference recap! There were so many great moments at this year’s Conference, it would be impossible to include them all in one blog post, but we’re going to try.
This month, the International Spa Association welcomes 20 new members to our community. Our new ISPA Members for October 2016 consist of 14 spas (Spas, Corporate Spa Headquarters, Corporate Spa Links, or Spas Under Development), three vendors, two students, and two service providers. Welcome new ISPA members! Learn who they are below.
The Mindful Marketing sessions will ensure that your spa is using the most up-to-date strategies and tactics in order to grow your brand. They will educate you on how to attract millennials, using social media, understanding the consumer, and more.
Summer is winding down and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the August 2016 ISPA Reveal Box! Get a preview of what items are included in the latest Reveal Box sent to spa premiere members in the U.S.
New to the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo, we present the ISPA app! The ISPA app will be your go-to resource for the week of Conference. You can use it for a number of things including viewing the schedule, researching exhibitors, exploring a map of the venue, networking with other attendees and more! Keep reading to find out how to use the ISPA app.
ResortSuite returns to the 2016 ISPA East Coast Media event as its official online spa appointment booking software provider! Since 2013, ResortSuite has provided spa booking software for both the West Coast and East Coast Media Events, allowing journalists to pre-book mini treatments at participating spa booths. Journalists receive email confirmations of their booked appointments and also receive a printed itinerary for convenience in their personalized event booklet.
The June West Coast ISPA Media Event in Beverly Hills was the first one in which Meadowood Napa Valley has ever participated – and we were so excited! Since we opened our brand new Meadowood Spa in November of 2015, we targeted this West Coast event as one we knew would be a great way for us to generate awareness in the health and wellness community in a very key market, not to mention the opportunity to meet influential members of the media whose beat(s) focus on spa, health and wellness.
ISPA puts on a very professional Media Event and that is the reason why The Oaks continues to participate. We have found that the press coming are engaged and produce. We had over 14 mentions and two larger articles in the first two weeks following the event.
Which means we’re just a few short days away from celebrating Global Wellness Day! Hopefully everyone has already made great plans to participate in this international day of wellness, but if not, have no fear—there’s still time to get involved!