“The data continues to show a healthy and robust spa industry resulting in a wealth of reputable career opportunities for those looking to find a stable work environment,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “This study celebrates eight consecutive years of revenue growth with total spa industry revenue exceeding $17 billion in 2017.”
Total revenue rose 4.3% to $17.5 billion last year. Spa visits increased 1.6% to 187 billion. Revenue per visit increased 2.7% to $93.70 and total number of employees increased 1.9% to 372,100. The number of spa locations rose 2% to 21,770.
“What is most striking this year is that every one of the key metrics has reached all-time record levels,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC. “Perhaps the one that catches the eye is that there were more than 500 new spas open for business across the US in 2017. This is rapid growth by any standard and is evidence of an industry in robust health.”