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The Global Spa Economy By Global Wellness Institute
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Estimated at $255 billion a year, the 2007 "Global Spa Economy" report defines spas as establishments that promote wellness through the provision of therapeutic and other professional... More > services aimed at renewing the body, mind, and spirit.< Less
The Global Wellness Tourism Economy By Global Wellness Institute
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In the 2013 "Global Wellness Tourism Economy" report, wellness tourism is revealed to be a $439 billion market, representing 1 in 7 tourism dollars. The category is projected to grow on... More > average 9.9 percent annually over the next five years, nearly twice the rate of global tourism overall, reaching $678.5 billion by 2017, or 16 percent of total tourism revenues.< Less
Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor By Global Wellness Institute
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This important new research confirms wellness as one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries. The study sizes and analyzes the ten sectors that comprise the “umbrella”... More > wellness industry was unveiled. The big finding: wellness is now a staggering $3.4 trillion market – and one of the biggest, fastest-growing industries on earth. Some context: it’s 3.4 times bigger market than the $1 trillion, global pharmaceutical industry.< Less
Thermal/Mineral Springs Economy By Global Wellness Institute
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Throughout history, people have used thermal and mineral springs for bathing, healing, socializing, and spiritual reasons. Those traditions are the roots of today’s spa industry so as consumers... More > increasingly seek authentic spa experiences, there is a resurgence of interest in thermal/mineral springs around the world. We count over 26,000 establishments in 103 countries that have wellness, recreational, and therapeutic facilities and services built around thermal/mineral springs.< Less
Latin America-Caribbean Spa & Wellness Economy By Global Wellness Institute
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Latin America’s spa market benefits from strong tourism and consumer spending, with many countries experiencing double-digit annual growth rates. Also, in 2013, wellness trips grew three times... More > faster than overall tourism trips growth in Latin America-Caribbean. Read the full report for more details.< Less
The Global Economy and its Long-Term Future By Peter Peeters
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This book goes back to the roots of modern development and extends far into the future. Based on an original analysis of economic data by a physicist, it aims not just to explain what happened, but... More > to understand why the global economy has become what it is today. It points at the existence of hitherto unrecognized long-term periods, each ending in a major crisis: the Great Depression of the 1930s and the stagflation of the 1970s, and explains their deeper long-term causes. Understanding the forces that have driven the economy allows the author to make sensible but surprising forecasts up to 2100: a Mega Depression in the late 2020s and zero economic growth in the richest nations within a few decades. It also forecasts radical global power shifts. The main text does not require any advanced knowledge of economics. The details and complex evidence underpinning this work are contained in comprehensive Appendices. Note that the author is making no profit on this book.< Less
Privatization of the Economy By Nazimudeen Saleem
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The author wonders if it is the end of the ‘market economy’, referring to the impacts of globalization in the aftermath of the credit crunch of 2008. While we all seek answers to the... More > crisis, global economic future remain dark and uncertain. Can we take a peep at the dark days of the closed economic system? It would be unthinkable to step back to protectionism, author argues. Management of the economy requires vision and innovation. National economies are part of the global economic system and the conventional policy tools do not seem to work today. The author proposes a challenging strategy to privatize the economy and corporatize the nation-state. The concepts of National Equity and Gross National Asset are rather innovative. Economic privatization involves commoditizing the economic potential and capability to be sold to the tax-payer stakeholders who contribute to the National Insurance or Social Security scheme. It may also mean a low-tax and low debt economy.< Less
Privatization of the Economy By Nazimudeen Saleem
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The author wonders if it is the end of the ‘market economy’, referring to the impacts of globalization in the aftermath of the credit crunch of 2008. While we all seek answers to the... More > crisis, global economic future remain dark and uncertain. Can we take a peep at the dark days of the closed economic system? It would be unthinkable to step back to protectionism, author argues. Management of the economy requires vision and innovation. National economies are part of the global economic system and the conventional policy tools do not seem to work today. The author proposes a challenging strategy to privatize the economy and corporatize the nation-state. The concepts of National Equity and Gross National Asset are rather innovative. Economic privatization involves commoditizing the economic potential and capability to be sold to the tax-payer stakeholders who contribute to the National Insurance or Social Security scheme. It may also mean a low-tax and low debt economy.< Less
The Replacement Economy By Mark Burton
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We are living in an ecological emergency and an economic crisis. This pamphlet brings together three contributions to what will have to become an ambitious but alternative strategy for real change... More > in the way we all live. The three essays printed here start from the recognition that endless economic growth is not possible. Getting Started on the Economy also points to the incoherence of competition in the global economy as a national or regional economic strategy, sets out some alternative principles for building the replacement economy and suggests priorities for activists to help bring them about. Sustainability, Utopian and Scientific offers a constructive critique of what has become mainstream green economic thinking. Concepts for Bioregional Development is an attempt to synthesise a new integrated vocabulary for the new economics of social and ecological justice.< Less
Middle East/North Africa Spa & Wellness Economy By Global Wellness Institute
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The number of spas in Middle East-North Africa more than tripled from 2007 to 2013. Also, in 2013, the Middle East-North Africa was the second fastest-growing region for wellness tourism. Read the... More > full report for more details.< Less