Thailand Hosts the World Spa & Wellbeing Convention 2013

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Krabi Riviera Co Ltd, a leading provider of luxury holiday villas in Southern Thailand, is delighted to raise awareness of this year’s World Spa & Wellbeing Convention. The event was held at the impressive IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok, and the central theme of the convention was sustainable water usage in the spa sector.

World Spa and Well-Being Convention

Thailand is also a keen supporter of eco-tourism, and the central theme of this year’s convention championed water savings in the spa sector.

Thailand has a thriving and world renowned spa industry, but its forward thinking industry professionals consistently seek to improve and develop the services they provide. This year’s World Spa & Wellbeing Convention is yet further evidence of how education and innovation contribute to the constant enhancement of these services.

The event was supported by some high-profile agencies, including the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Thai Chamber of Commerce. The itinerary was bursting with events, and expectations for the success of this year’s convention were so high that it was extended to a full four days.

Many industry professionals freely contributed their time to the event this year. Their participation gave them the opportunity to promote their own services and techniques, as well as providing advice to potential entrepreneurs hoping to enter the market. This advice covered topics such as spa copyright, the introduction of spa products and the international employment of spa therapists.

The event was a great success and attracted over 8,000 visitors from different countries and continents across the world. This was a tremendous improvement on the participation at last year’s event, which attracted just 4,600 visitors, and this increase provides further proof of the international high regard in which Thailand’s spa industry is held. Mr Krod Rojanastien, president of the Thai Spa Association said, ‘With approximately 80% of spa consumers being foreign nationals, the Thai spa and wellness industry recorded a 5-6 per cent year-on-year revenue growth to 16 billion baht in 2012. We are projecting continued growth this year and beyond’.

Thailand is also a keen supporter of eco-tourism, and the central theme of this year’s convention championed water savings in the spa sector. In support of this theme, a speech titled ‘Essence of Life: The Science of Water, Our Wellbeing, and The Spa Industry’ was delivered by Dr Ramesh Boonratana of the Science Division at Mahidol University International College. The event organisers also focussed on the industry’s reliance upon water, and they asked participants to consider the way in which it is used in uncontrolled quantities.

Krabi Riviera is pleased to promote events of this type due to its own commitment to the success of Thailand’s tourism industry. The country’s spa services are clearly a huge attraction for tourists, and any visitor to the beautiful Kingdom of Thailand will discover a diverse range of spa treatments available. What’s more, those wishing to stay in one of Krabi Riviera’s luxurious villas can choose from a wide selection of spa providers in the nearby town of Ao Nang, together with having the option of using Krabi Riviera own In Villa Massage programmes.

With such accessible and well-developed services available, Thailand’s spa industry should be justly proud of its international good reputation.

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