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As the drive for natural, indigenous options has become one of the greatest travel trends globally, hot springs, also known as thermal or minerals springs, have been put in the limelight. A recent study by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) found that hot springs represent a $50 billion global market, with nearly 27,000 revenue-earning springs (those with constructed facilities) worldwide.
The study also found that while 20,343 (or roughly two-thirds) of the hot springs on the list do not offer additional spa services, those that do offer the spa services earned a total of $32 billion, or 64% of the industry revenue.
Here in Canada, there are a number of world-class hot springs, particularly in the Rockies, that are definitely worth a visit.