SpaFinder® Wellness Acquires SpaFinder Europe
New York, NY (July 12, 2012) − SpaFinder® Wellness, Inc., today announced it has acquired SpaFinder Europe, the leading spa and wellness marketing and gifting resource in Europe. SpaFinder Europe, which was originally a joint venture, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of SpaFinder Wellness.
“SpaFinder Europe has created a popular, localized version of SpaFinder.com, reaching hundreds of thousands of spa and wellness enthusiasts,” said Pete Ellis, chairman and CEO of SpaFinder Wellness. “By acquiring SpaFinder Europe, we are extending our commitment to provide the premiere inspiration, information and experiences to help people everywhere find their path to wellness.”
SpaFinder Wellness is set to reveal its new business model, which will delve much deeper into health and wellness offerings for consumers; the company has developed new consumer applications over the last year. Ellis noted that the acquisition allows SpaFinder Wellness to introduce the new products and technology the company is about to deploy across a unified platform and rapidly expand its network, services and products across the continent.
Cassandra Cavanah will continue to serve as executive director of SpaFinder Wellness’ European division. A new division head will be named at a later date.
SpaFinder was founded in 1986 as a spa travel company. It later reinvented the spa industry with the introduction of the company’s gift card program in 1998 and the launch of SpaFinder.com in 1999, enabling people from all walks of life to take advantage of spa and wellness. In 2011, the company expanded its partner network to include thousands of fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and wellness providers.
About SpaFinder® Wellness
As the world’s largest spa/wellness media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder® Wellness connects millions seeking a healthier, happier lifestyle with wellness providers around the globe. With over 25 years of experience, the company is also the industry’s largest seller of spa, wellness and beauty gift cards and vouchers, bringing clients to an international network of thousands of spas, fitness and wellness practitioners. Its unique Worklife Wellness program motivates employees to take control of their personal wellbeing.