“In 2016, we continued to see steady growth in the North American spa and wellness industry, with record visits and increased revenue,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. The 2016 International Spa Association U.S. Spa Industry Study, commissioned by the ISPA Foundation and undertaken by PwC International Survey Unit, reported consumers made 179 million visits to spas in the United States, generating an estimated $16.3 billion in revenue.
The Fairmont Banff Springs, Willow Stream Spa
“North American spa and wellness consumers are continuing to focus on health, exercise and fitness experiences – especially in the outdoors,” says Oliver. “Spa and wellness travel offers people a chance to take a step back, enjoy a slower pace and focus on what is truly important.”
The Top 100 Spas of 2016 includes 66 spas from the United States (including 17 from California), 28 spas from Canada, three from Mexico, two from Brazil and one from Turkey.
Health spas were the most popular spa experience, with 34 spas making the Top 100 Spas of 2016 list. City spas followed with 13; Country, Lake and Mountain with eight; Beach, Casino and Mineral Hot Springs had six spas each, followed by Ocean spas with five.