What is the reality of our spa management workforce and its educational needs?

 

In today’s post, we’d like to address the more theoretical aspect of education within the spa industry. A report, commissioned by GSWS and conducted by SRI International, Spa Management Workforce & Education: Addressing Market Gaps is our focus. Spa management professionals are hard to find. With the growing global wellness tourism economy, the number of spas throughout the world continues to increase. This is very much present in emerging markets. Yet, at this rate of growth, many spa owners are finding themselves struggling to keep qualified, effective managers in key positions. There is a growing need to find the right managers to manage the new spas opening their doors so readily. This is important not just for the consumer’s needs, but also to ensure spa business owners are getting the right return on investment from the facility.

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