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SpaFinder to Unveil ‘Top Global Spa Trends for 2010’ At U.C. Irvine on December 7th

New York, NY (November 19, 2009) − SpaFinder today announced that its ‘2010 Spa Trends Forecast’ will be unveiled at a special online presentation on December 7, 2009, in association with the University of California at Irvine’s Spa and Hospitality Management Program. Now in its seventh year, SpaFinder’s annual forecast is widely anticipated by the $255 billion-plus global spa/wellness industries and the business community.

This is the first time SpaFinder will release its annual trends report in an interactive, multi-media online presentation. SpaFinder President Susie Ellis will analyze the top 10 emerging ideas and concepts poised to impact the spa/wellness/health/fitness industries, from ‘The Year of The Hamam’ to ‘Reaction to Sweat Lodge Deaths and Medical Horror Stories’ to ‘The Online Spa’.

Recognized for forecasting new concepts across the sector, Ellis has been a predictor of numerous industry ‘mega-trends’, including the ongoing shift from ’pampering’ to wellness; the interweaving of medicine and spas; the emergence of new spa-going demographics (including men and younger generations); and the focus on environmental responsibility and sleep programs. SpaFinder’s annual report is based on analysis from a large team of experts who visit hundreds (if not thousands) of spas each year, interviews with major industry analysts and research organizations, and ongoing consumer and industry research/surveys in the spa, travel, wellness and beauty sectors.

As the point of connection between 9,000-plus spas and salons around the world and millions of spa consumers, SpaFinder has a unique perspective on a complex and growing industry. In addition to the webinar presentation, a full trends report will be available on December 7th at

To register for the online presentation, please click here or visit The webinar will take place Monday, December 7th at 10 AM, PST.

For more information, please contact: Betsy Isroelit at 213-300-0108 or

About SpaFinder, Inc.:
The world’s largest spa and wellness media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc. connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning, the Spa Enthusiast newsletter and the annual Global Spa and Wellness Directory. SpaFinder and its new gift division, Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 9,000 spas and salons worldwide and are available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s technology division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular SpaBooker online booking system. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.

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