U.S. spa industry revenue - additional information
The U.S spa industry has grown steadily since 2008, with revenues for 2016 estimated at around 16.8 billion U.S. dollars. This marks an increase of 500 million U.S. dollars on the figure from 2015. As of May 2015, the industry employed almost 360,000 people, around 164,500 of whom worked part-time.
A total of 179 million visits were made to the 21,020 spas across the country in 2015, three million more than in 2014. However, the total area used for the United States spa industry has shrunk slightly since it peaked at 81 million square feet in 2009. As of May 2012, 77 million square feet in the United States is devoted to spa facilities.
The spa industry can be categorized under the wellness market, which also includes segments such as beauty and anti-aging products and wellness tourism. The spa industry segment of the global wellness industry was worth an estimated 563 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. In comparison, beauty and anti-aging, which was the biggest segment in the industry, generated revenue of almost 1 trillion U.S. dollars. Wellness tourism is a growing sector within the industry and it is predicted to be worth around 680 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Some of the most popular destinations for wellness vacations among health travelers from North America in 2014 were Hawaii and the Caribbean.