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Jakarta Post

Bali spa industry told to be environmentally friendly

  • Claudia Sardi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 5 2008   /  11:32 am

The landscape of spas on Bali seems to change almost hourly given the recent rapid establishment of new spas and hotels. The Bali Spa and Wellness Association therefore chose the theme "Nurture, knowledge and network" for its annual seminar on Thursday, where experts discussed various issues catching the attention of the spa industry, such as how spas can become more environmentally friendly. "Do you know where your water flows to after the spa treatment? Do you know how much money you could save only by putting a timer onto your hot stone and water heaters?" Amanda Pummer from the Green Asia Group asked. Hesitant answers came from the mostly female group. Thirty percent of the energy in Bali is consumed by hotels, most of which have luxurious spa areas. Independent spas have not been included in the calculations. Amanda said she believed the Bali spa industry could lead ...