The International SPA Association is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Gold Circle Merit Award by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Awards Committee. The ISPA Spa Reopening Toolkit earned this distinguished recognition in the ASAE Gold Circle Awards’ “New Product/Service Launch” category. Gold Circle Merit Awards were given to only 14 of the more than 300 2021 ASAE Gold Circle Awards applicants.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has named 12 winners of the 2021 ISPA Innovate Awards. This year’s awards highlighted solutions and innovations implemented specifically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in three categories: business practices, philanthropy and technology.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has added a new virtual experience to its 2021 lineup. The inaugural ISPA Stronger Together Summit was created to conveniently deliver relevant education to help spas across the globe elevate their businesses during these extraordinary times. The event will place May 10 – 14 using the interactive CVENT virtual platform. This event will be a first of its kind for the spa industry and will allow participants to access educational content during live sessions or on-demand.
The International SPA Association and CIDESCO, a worldwide leader in beauty and spa therapy training, are collaborating to elevate and celebrate careers in the global spa industry. This collaboration furthers ISPA’s mission to strengthen the spa industry by working alongside organizations who provide its members with meaningful, industry-advancing resources and opportunities.
The International SPA Association has announced the launch of the Pulse magazine mobile app for iOS and Android. The app provides members with full, one-touch mobile access to the current issue of Pulse, as well as the ability to quickly and easily share links to the magazine via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Whatsapp and email.
The International SPA Association has launched a new virtual event series called Heart of the Matter, which brings together luminaries from a variety of fields and backgrounds for in-depth conversations intended to spark thought, discussion and inspiration in the spa industry and beyond.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the election of a new Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer. The new officers’ terms will begin effective immediately.
ISPA is partnering with the International Coaching Federation to offer pro bono virtual coaching sessions for its members through the ICF Coaches for Good initiative. Through this partnership, ISPA members have been pre-approved to receive support from an international group of more than 1,000 ICF-credentialed coaches.
The International SPA Association will host a series of virtual Spa Reopening Town Halls intended to share the insights and observations of spa leaders who have reopened their businesses as restrictions caused by COVID-19 are lifted. The series will launch Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 pm EST and continue each Wednesday through at least June 24.
The International SPA Association is proud to launch a second round of resources as part of its Spa Reopening Toolkit. This new set of resources is headlined by an industry-spanning commitment to guest and staff well-being comprised of seven standards—developed in conjunction with an international group of industry leaders— that can be embraced in spas around the globe. These standards emphasize the industry’s continued efforts to build trust and confidence among staff and guests as they return to their spas.