Best Answer

Spas became fashionable in Britain and several European countries in the 18C, when "tourism" was really in its infancy and a pursuit only for those with the time and money to travel.

If they could be said to contribute to an "industry" that was not yet thought of as one, it was by helping to start it; in parallel with the start of dipping one's body in the sea. That came about due to King George III making sea-bathing fashionable after his doctors prescribed it, travelling to Weymouth and its neighbouring Melcombe (South coast of England) to do so - giving the latter town its honorary "Regis" suffix.

His Majesty stayed with friends residing there. Hotels did not exist, although there were many inns offering lodgings.

It was still a long time before anyone thought of sea-bathing for fun, rather than medicinal as the spa waters were also thought to be.

Some spas still exist, such as that which made the originally-Roman town of Bath famous - I have "taken the waters", and as I recall, thought they taste a bit like Alka-Seltzer, due to the minerals in them.

The Romans like the place for its hot springs - their public bath which used the naturally-hot water, is preserved as a museum.

User Avatar


Lvl 1
3y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What way did spas contribute the growth of the tourism industry?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What uses does the dead sea have?

Health spas and tourism.

Where can you find examples of a spa resort business plan?

In case you don't already know, spas are a 'hot' little business to get into. According to an in-depth report released by the International SPA Association, the industry generated $11.2 billion in 2003 (most recent data available). Day spas continue to be the largest category with some 8,700 locations in the United States. Resort/hotel spas remain the second largest category and club spas come in third. The spa industry currently remains the fourth largest leisure industry in the U.S. Spa industry revenues continue to surpass those of two very well-known industries - amusement/theme parks and motion picture box office.

What different type of spa's are there?

massage spas, facial spas, nail spas, and hair spas

What are some reputable companies that manufacture and sell portable spas?

Portable spas are a great way to relax in one's home. Some reputable companies that manufacture and sell portable spas are Arctic Spas, Carefree Spas, and Master Spas.

What companies manufacture hot tubs and spas?

One of the top manufactures is Marquis Spas. Bullfrog International manufactures hot tubs and spas for five different countries besides the United States. Thermo Spas, Caldera Spas and Sundance Spas are others who manufacture hot tubs and spas in the U.S.

When was Spas Bukhalov born?

Spas Bukhalov was born in 1980.

When was Spectacular Spas created?

Spectacular Spas was created in 1998.

Where can I find advice on beauty spa?

To find advice on beauty spas you could contact any spas or beauty salons in your area. You could check your phone book to find beauty salons in your area. You may also check for beauty schools or anyone you know that is in the cosmetology industry.

Where is the Luxury Spas located?

There are many different Spas located all over the world which are known as Luxury Spas. Tripadvisor has lots of infromation about different Luxury Spas and also reviews of them.

Can i see the video of foot spas?

NO!!!!Foot spas are really not that great.

What has the author Spas Georgiev written?

Spas Georgiev has written: 'Sokolovo'

What is the duration of Spectacular Spas?

The duration of Spectacular Spas is 1800.0 seconds.