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ISPA Releases Preliminary 2007 Spa Industry Study Results

Posted: August 14, 2007

The International SPA Association (ISPA) released its preliminary 2007 figures on the United States spa industry in August of 2007. Final figures will be released in November.

The preliminary findings of the 2007 Spa Industry Study by The International SPA Association (ISPA) show that the U.S. spa industry is maturing. The number of spas is still growing, but overall revenues are down. Day spa revenues, in particular, dropped sharply even as more day spas opened.

Here are the preliminary findings:

Number of Spas in the United States, 2007

Numbers of Spa by Type, 2007
The number of day spas, resort/hotel spas, medical spas and destination spas all increased between 2006 and 2007. The number of club spas and mineral springs spas decreased.

Annual Revenues of the Spa Industry
While there were more spas in the U.S., revenues actually fell 3.4% from $9.7 billion in 2005 to $9.4 billion in 2006. Revenues are medical spas more than doubled.

Annual Revenues By Spa Type

Number of Visits to U.S. Spas Number of Employees in the U.S. Spa Industry
The number of spa employees also declined. Packages Offered

By Anitra Brown, About.com