New research released by the Global Spa & Wellness Summit with SRI International has found the sector grown from US$60 billion in 2007 to US$94 billion where there has been a 47% rise in spa locations. Wellness tourism has developed further reaching US$494 billion in revenues, up 12.5% year-on-year. New properties and growing travelling markets in Asia, Middle East, Afirca and Latin America are driving the demand particularly as the global middle class develops. Europe is the leading region for the spa industry generating US$29.8 billion (up 62%), followed by Asia Pacific at US$18.8bn (+65%) and North America US$18.3bn (+35%). Get the full story at Traveldaily UK Read also "Les Roches Infographic Series: Wellness Tourism & Spas" at Les Roches International School of Hotel Management