For the first time, the spa industry has an official framework quantifying its size around the world.
In a report titled "Global Spa Economy 2007," several hundred spa industry executives, analysts and spa operators gathered for the second annual Global Spa Summit to learn that while their industry generated $46.8 billion in spa facility operations worldwide (which includes services and sales of products), it actually has a global economy of $255 billion in 210 countries.
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