Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. — Anais Nin
The 9th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards was hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, on Sunday the 21 July 2013, at the prestigious Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards Gala Dinner evening was filled with excitement and glamour, as each spa waited in anticipation for the results. And on behalf of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques I would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners as they continue to excel in providing the South African community with the keys to relaxation and wellness. The Spa Awards programme is more than pure recognition of achievement, it sets a benchmark for spas in South Africa, and all the finalists and winners are worthy of this acknowledgment.
In this issue we feature each Spa Awards 2013 winner and finalist, in an extensive Spa Awards special feature and I encourage each spa to place the magazine in the reception or relaxation area, allowing spa-goers to marvel at South African Spa Excellence.
Following up on Spa Excellence, it is with delight that we feature the SRI International Report Released at 2013 Global Wellness Tourism Congress, which predicts Wellness-Focused Travel Will Reach $678.5 Billion by 2017—nearly a 50 percent more growth than global tourism overall. Wellness Tourism is a $439 Billion Market, Representing 1 in 7 Tourism Dollars. According to The Global Wellness Tourism Economy report, the category is projected to grow on average 9.9 percent annually over the next five years, nearly twice the rate of global tourism overall, reaching $ 678.5 billion by 2017, or 16 percent of total tourism revenues.
The study also noted over one-half of growth in wellness tourism through 2017 will come from the Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern/North African markets, and India will be number one globally over the next five years, clocking a 20 percent-plus growth through 2017. And wellness tourists are higher spenders, on average, spending 130 percent more than the average global tourist.
With this future in mind spas can have a positive outlook for the year ahead. Especially, as more people turn to the spa industry to learn about leading a healthy, balanced life. Allowing the spa industry to continue to sustain and remain true to its core – health and wellness.
Lastly, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques – Issue 56 is bagged with the SA Spa Association Spa Index 2013. For more information on the SA Spa Association Tel 011 447 9959 or e-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.saspaasociation.co.za
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