The coming Asianization of the spa business

By Ingo Schweder - CEO and founder of GOCO Hospitality and Horwath HTL Health & Wellness

29 March 2013

Over the next decade, the global spa industry will be influenced more and more by trends emanating from Asia, writes Ingo Schweder, the CEO of Bangkok-based spa consultancy GOCO. Not to mention the fact that outbound travelers from that part of the world will account for an ever-growing proportion of the world's international tourists – and their expectations will be high.

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Ingo Schweder

As CEO and founder of GOCO Hospitality and Horwath HTL Health & Wellness, Ingo Schweder brings more than 30 years of experience from the fields of spa and hospitality. Under his guidance, Ananda in the Himalayas, the globally recognized destination spa, was established. From the ground up, he established 15 resorts on four continents for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, whose strong holistic roots are now credited to him. Previously, he served as Group Director of Hotel Operations for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Managing Director for Rafael Group Hoteliers, Southeast Asia.

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