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24 Dec 2019
California hosts global hot springs convention

120 international owners and operators of geothermal pools, spas and resorts recently gathered in the US for a conference called Hot Springs Connection, at Indian Wells and Desert Hot Springs, California.

Representatives from 20 US states, Canada, Australia and New Zealand met for the two-part conference, claimed to be the only US hot springs event.

The 2019 meeting was the second in the event’s history, followed its debut last year in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

The first half included general sessions, breakout events, trade exchange and networking. Topics covered ranged from water stewardship, natural resource protection, heritage preservation, and standardizing regulatory requirements.

The event also included a focus on geothermal energy, wellness trends, new design standards, hospitality training, tourism marketing and running profitable spas.

“This is an important collaboration to unify the hot springs resort industry in this country,” said Vicky Nash, the event’s founder and organiser. “Together we can enhance public perception about our hot springs and create a variety of meaningful guest experiences.”

The second half of the conference showcased a range of Desert Hot Springs’ local geothermal destinations with behind-the-scenes tours. This included El Morocco Inn & Spa, Aqua Soleil, Desert Hot Springs Inn, Sky Valley Resort, Miracle Springs Resort and Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel.

The event also saw the launch of the Hot Springs Association – a nonprofit trade association for hot springs owners and associates.

In addition, a preview of the new website Hot Springs of America was featured at one of the general sessions. It has been designed to be a centralised tool for tourists to identify hot spring sites in the US and will launch in early 2020.

Next year’s convention has been confirmed, but the date and location are yet to be announced.


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20 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020: ukactive announces two new reports as part of Business Intelligence service
ukactive has launched two major new reports as part of its Business Intelligence service.
20 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020 event kicks off, charting the UK's boutique fitness market
The annual Sweat event kicks off in London today (20 February), offering the UK's fitness industry a platform to discuss the future trends within the thriving boutique sector.
19 Feb 2020
ISPA Talent Symposium will offer professional one-on-one coaching sessions
ISPA has announced the addition of private coaching sessions for attendees at the upcoming ISPA Talent Symposium.
14 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020: new report to offer fresh insight into impact of multi-operator gym memberships
A report outlining membership habits and retention in the fitness sector will be released at the Sweat 2020 event next week.
06 Feb 2020
Create a culture of ‘productive generosity’: ISPA keynote to explain how
American psychologist Adam Grant has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference and Expo, scheduled for 14-16 October 2020.
04 Feb 2020
GBWE partners with Hutchinson Consulting and Contento Marketing
US-based wellness event Global Beauty and Wellness Exchange (GBWE) has announced a partnership with Hutchinson Consulting and Contento Marketing with the aim of bringing new buyers to the tenth annual event.
03 Feb 2020
Major step forward for Birmingham 2022 plans as £72m Alexander Stadium revamp is approved
Detailed plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium in Birmingham have been approved, marking a major milestone in the preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
03 Feb 2020
New ‘Together’ programme of events launched for ukactive members
Physical activity body ukactive is launching a new programme of regional events, aimed at providing a platform for the physical activity body and its members to discuss the key issues facing the sector.
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