The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released key statistics from the ISPA 2013 U.S. Spa Industry Study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Signs of positive growth for the industry emerged as total revenue, spa visits, revenue per visit, total number of employees and the total number of spa locations all experienced an increase over the previous year.
ISPA President Lynne McNees, said, “This year’s annual United States study paints a very positive picture for the spa industry and reflects what we are hearing from our members. It is encouraging to see the total number of spa visits back at its pre-recession peak and even more encouraging to see total spa industry revenue reach a record high $14 billion.”
The upward momentum of the spa industry has positively impacted the overall United States economy. In addition to generating $14 billion in revenue in 2012, the industry employs more than 343,000 individuals in the United States/ The total number of spa visits increased to 160 million and the average guest spent $87 per visit.
"The key message from this year’s annual spa industry study, as reported by a wide range of spas in the US, is the return to growth,” said Colin McIlheney, PricewaterhouseCoopers global research director. “All the key indicators such as number of visitors and total revenues are showing an uptick and sentiment is also positive looking ahead to the coming months."