These days, everyone is going green – even some of the most prestigious spas in the world.
According to the International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990)
This basically means vacationing while minimizing the negative impact on the local environment and its inhabitants and maximizing the financial benefits going to conservation and protection.
The high demand for eco-friendly vacations is raising the bar for the spa industry as well, and many luxury spas are jumping on the green bandwagon.
The Green Spa Network reports:
“In the United States, the spa industry is comprised of nearly 14,000 facilities generating 9.7 billion in annual revenues. Spas are a leading leisure industry and naturally suited to be at the forefront of the green movement. This industry typically utilizes environmental resources for a wide array of water-based treatments, laundry services and disposable items used in spa services making it a major consumer of water, energy, and natural resources. Adopting green practices not only reduces environmental impact, but also raises environmental awareness among spa clientele and contributes to the financial performance.”
Concierge.com ranked the Top 10 Eco Spas in the world. These amazing places provide some of the best treatments in some of the most beautiful natural surroundings – all while keeping the earth in mind. (Talk about peace of mind!)