The Global Spa Summit (GSS) has announced that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, has joined the event as a platinum sponsor. The GSS and the Ministry will work together to promote the growth of the worldwide spa and wellness industries and to shine a global spotlight on Bali’s spa culture.
“We’re delighted that senior executives of spa companies and associations from across the globe have chosen beautiful Bali as their venue to convene the 2011 Global Spa Summit,” says Jero Wacik, Minister of Culture and Tourism for the Republic of Indonesia. “And I’m convinced that Indonesia, with its long history of traditional herbal medicine, spiritual meditation, massage, and other healing arts is a strong representative of the best of spa tradition.”
“While we were courted by numerous extraordinary destinations across Asia, last year’s Summit delegates overwhelmingly indicated that their first choice was Bali,” says Pete Ellis, Chairman of the Board of the GSS. “I want to thank the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism for their strong support of the Summit and for preparing a warm welcome to the hundreds of industry leaders that will gather there next spring.”
The Global Spa Summit will take place from May 15-18, 2011 (with pre- and post-trips to various spas in Bali planned). The specific venue for the 2011 Summit in Bali will be announced in upcoming weeks. For more information, visit www.globalspasummit.org.