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ISPA Releases New U.S. Spa Industry Statistics

Posted: August 24, 2011

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released new statistics from the ISPA 2011 U.S. Spa Industry Study. ISPA commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct the survey which is updated every year with five key statistics crucial to the spa industry including revenue, spa visits, the number of spa locations, total employment in the industry and square footage.

"The key message from the survey is the spa industry in the U.S. is recovering from the worst recession to hit the country in living memory," said Colin McIlheney, Global Research Director at PwC. "The most positive takeaway from the study is that the health of the industry has stabilized after the declines recorded last year. ‘Cautiously optimistic' would sum up the recurring theme from many respondents."

ISPA 2011 U.S. Spa Industry Study

2009 (year end)

  • Revenue: $12.3 billion
  • Spa Visits: 143 million
  • Locations: 20,600

2010 (year end)

  • Revenue: $12.8 billion
  • Spa Visits: 150 million
  • Locations: 19,900

May 2010

  • Total Employees: 332,000
  • Full-time: 138,100
  • Part-time: 137,200
  • Contract: 56,800
  • Square Footage: 76 million square feet