EMPLOYERS: POST A JOB
Free ezines & magazines
Jobs News Video Training Products Magazine Spa Business spa-kit Handbook What's on Advertise Subscribe
LATEST JOBS
Spa Director
Inns of Aurora
SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION: Ledyard, NY, USA
MORE JOBS
Catalogue gallery
More catalogues
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com
15 Apr 2020
Online,
16-18 Apr 2020
Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
18-20 Apr 2020
McCormick Place, Chicago, United States
10-12 May 2020
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
17-20 May 2020
Lake Tahoe, California, United States
09 Jun 2020
The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
10-12 Jun 2020
Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City, Mexico
11 Jun 2020
San Diego Harbor, San Diego, United States
Is this the end for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition?
By Jane Kitchen 06 Jul 2015
The APSWC is evaluating options for its future
The board of the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition has agreed “to wind down the activities of the coalition with an objective to fully close or integrate into an existing industry representative body,” according to a message on the group’s Facebook page.

“As with many voluntary associations, the bulk of the work was always left to a few key people and the board members who remain on the ASPWC are finding that with our current work commitments and reduced numbers on the board, moving forward and delivering a cohesive regional strategy is proving to be a challenge,” Rhett Pickering, chair of the APSWC told Spa Opportunities.

Pickering emphasised that no decision has been made at this time, but that the board is currently looking at options.

“One option is to invite members from within the spa and wellness industry to join the board, bringing in a fresh perspective and new energy,” he said. “...Another option is to look at our peer networks and find a synergy with another association body...We have already had interest from people willing to join (and ex-members willing to re-join). We are still yet to evaluate the options that have come in. No direction has been decided at this time.”

Pickering said the board will be meeting shortly to discuss the next steps, and hopes to have a direction formulated by mid-July.

“The key issues that in my opinion will need to be addressed by either a new board or a new organisation is how to reach out to China and India where there is an ever-growing industry that is not very well represented outside their borders,” said Pickering.

Pickering said that the City Networking Series the coalition has been holding across Asia for the past year has been a great success, and that they are still planning for a Japan Study Tour.

“Many good things and learnings have come out of the APSWC throughout the years and continue to do so,” said Pickering.


News
1 to 12 of 7325 news stories
09 Apr 2020
Yale University has launched an online happiness course to help people cope with self-isolation and focus on their mental health. Named “The Science of Well-Being”, the course was originally taught at Yale University in 2018 ... More
09 Apr 2020
Peninsula Hot Springs, in Victoria, Australia, which is currently closed due to the pandemic, has launched a scheme to let people purchase experience day vouchers in advance. These will then be valid once the destination ... More
09 Apr 2020
With no cure for the coronavirus, there is much debate in the wellness industry about interventions which can support those with the virus and strengthen the immune systems of those who want to take steps ... More
08 Apr 2020
A thermal wellness resort using glacial waters – and powered by solar energy – is scheduled to open in Methven, New Zealand, in January 2021. Called Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa, the destination will include a ... More
07 Apr 2020
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam, will host a range of wellness industry pioneers as part of its 2020 Visiting Masters programme. The programmes – which will run in the resort’s The ... More
07 Apr 2020
Hotel group Banyan Tree is opening a luxury beachfront wellness resort – called Angsana Teluk Bahang – in Penang, Malaysia. The company has confirmed it still plans to open in Q3 2020, in spite of ... More
06 Apr 2020
Plans have been revealed for a five-star Maldivian spa island designed by Yuji Yamazaki – the architect behind the world’s first underwater villa. The development is scheduled to open in September 2020. Located in the ... More
03 Apr 2020
Airport spa operator XpresSpa is joining the efforts to combat coronavirus by offering its airport locations to the US government as testing facilities. XpresSpa is an airport spa service offering express nail, massage and hair ... More
03 Apr 2020
After seven years and a £300m investment, super-boutique hotel, The Londoner, is taking shape in the heart of the UK’s capital city. Originally scheduled for June 2020, the opening has been shifted to late 2020 ... More
02 Apr 2020
Six Senses is launching a content portal to help consumers remain solution-oriented, by supporting their physical and mental wellbeing and resilience during the coronavirus shutdown. The service will be available to everyone, whether or not ... More
02 Apr 2020
Mindfulness app provider, Headspace, is making a bid to support US-based healthcare professionals curb anxiety and stress during the coronavirus shutdown. The brand is offering a free Headspace Plus subscription to US medical personnel in ... More
02 Apr 2020
Julie Bach, executive director of specialist cancer therapy training provider Wellness for Cancer (WFC) has announced the organisation will provide donation-based access to its foundation training during the coronavirus crisis. “With many global training budgets ... More
     
The Wellness
Company Profile
Spa Bureau
United by a common philosophy, vision, and values, we provide practical business solutions for [more]
 
MORE PROFILES
Featured Supplier
RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year. ... more
Gharieni
Product news
Three reasons why cloud software is the clear choice over on-premise
Three reasons why cloud software is the clear choice over on-premise
RKF Luxury Linen collaborates with CODAGE Paris
RKF Luxury Linen collaborates with CODAGE Paris
Comfort Zone achieves B Corp Recertification
Comfort Zone achieves B Corp Recertification
Elemis expands Pro-Collagen range with multi-tasking eye mask
Elemis expands Pro-Collagen range with multi-tasking eye mask
Fashionizer Spa launches fabric wellness face masks
Fashionizer Spa launches fabric wellness face masks
Murad launches Retinol Youth Renewal collection with Retinol Tri-Active technology
Murad launches Retinol Youth Renewal collection with Retinol Tri-Active technology
Directory

 
JOBS
NEWS
VIDEO
TRAINING
PRODUCTS
MAGAZINE
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA-KIT.NET
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
SUBSCRIBE
ADVERTISE
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020



Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Is this the end for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition?
POSTED 06 Jul 2015 . BY Jane Kitchen
The board of the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition has agreed “to wind down the activities of the coalition with an objective to fully close or integrate into an existing industry representative body,” according to a message on the group’s Facebook page.

“As with many voluntary associations, the bulk of the work was always left to a few key people and the board members who remain on the ASPWC are finding that with our current work commitments and reduced numbers on the board, moving forward and delivering a cohesive regional strategy is proving to be a challenge,” Rhett Pickering, chair of the APSWC told Spa Opportunities.

Pickering emphasised that no decision has been made at this time, but that the board is currently looking at options.

“One option is to invite members from within the spa and wellness industry to join the board, bringing in a fresh perspective and new energy,” he said. “...Another option is to look at our peer networks and find a synergy with another association body...We have already had interest from people willing to join (and ex-members willing to re-join). We are still yet to evaluate the options that have come in. No direction has been decided at this time.”

Pickering said the board will be meeting shortly to discuss the next steps, and hopes to have a direction formulated by mid-July.

“The key issues that in my opinion will need to be addressed by either a new board or a new organisation is how to reach out to China and India where there is an ever-growing industry that is not very well represented outside their borders,” said Pickering.

Pickering said that the City Networking Series the coalition has been holding across Asia for the past year has been a great success, and that they are still planning for a Japan Study Tour.

“Many good things and learnings have come out of the APSWC throughout the years and continue to do so,” said Pickering.
RELATED STORIES
APSWC plans Japanese onsen study tour for 2015


The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) has issued an update on various projects it is undertaking, including a number of networking and educational events in capital cities around Asia.
APSWC publishes its strategic planning report


The Asia-Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC) has published a report from the strategic planning forum it organised to mark its first anniversary.
APSWC marks its first anniversary with Bali forum


The Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Council (APSWC) has marked its first anniversary by organising an invitation-only Strategic Planning Forum to actively promote the spa and hospitality industry in Bali, Indonesia.
MORE NEWS
Two million people enrol on free online Yale ‘happiness’ course
Iconic Yale University has launched an online happiness course to help people cope with self- isolation and focus on their mental health.
Peninsula Hot Springs reveals new ‘commitment scheme’ to secure future bookings
Peninsula Hot Springs, in Victoria, Australia, which is currently closed due to the pandemic, has launched a scheme to let people purchase experience day vouchers in advance. These will then be valid once the destination reopens.
Heated debate – industry experts clash over sauna science and COVID-19
With no cure for the coronavirus, there is much debate in the wellness industry about interventions which can support those with the virus and strengthen the immune systems of those who want to take steps to avoid it.
‘Sourced from the mountain, powered by the sun’, recycled glacial-water thermal experience confirmed for New Zealand
A thermal wellness resort using glacial waters – and powered by solar energy – is scheduled to open in Methven, New Zealand, in January 2021.
Fours Seasons Vietnam announces Visiting Masters' programme
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam, will host a range of wellness industry pioneers as part of its 2020 Visiting Masters programme.
Banyan Tree still plans to debut in Malaysia in Q3 2020 with beachfront wellness resort
Hotel group Banyan Tree is opening a luxury beachfront wellness resort – called Angsana Teluk Bahang – in Penang, Malaysia.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
Gharieni Group Germany

Our products are made in Germany and designed with the utmost attention to quality and detail. [more...]
+ More profiles  
VIDEO GALLERY

Phytomer - PREBIOFORCE - Balancing Soothing Concentrate
PHYTOMER has launched PREBIOFORCE Balancing Soothing Concentrate, its first prebiotic serum designed to rebalance the skin's microbiota. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

19-22 Apr 2020

Arabian Travel Market

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19-24 Apr 2020

SportAccord

tbc, Beijing, China
+ More diary  
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS