SpaFinder.com Launches First-Ever, 24-Hour Online Booking for Spa Treatments
NEW YORK, NY (October 14, 2008) − SpaFinder.com, the world's leading spa search and information website, today announced the launch of a powerful new 24-hour online spa treatment booking service on its website. With just a few mouse clicks, spa goers can now search and book spa treatments online at leading spas—at any time of day, and even if their chosen spa is closed.
The new SpaFinder.com booking service is free and is powered by SpaFinder's innovative spa software management system, ‘SpaBooker’. The online booking is completely secure, and allows the scheduling of up to four treatments at a time – offering total flexibility and choice for today’s wired customer. SpaFinder.com’s integration with SpaBooker's online spa management system is a natural extension of its core offering: the richest spa lifestyle content available on the Web today detailing thousands of spa and well-being experiences around the world. Millions of spa customers access the site every year.
“I like to think of this new online spa treatment booking application as the ‘OpenTable for spas.’ But it’s even more sophisticated because you’re actually booking both times and treatments,” said Pete Ellis, CEO of SpaFinder, Inc. “For example, I arrive in San Francisco and I want to book a hot stone massage at 4 PM. At SpaFinder.com I can easily find the local spas, their treatment menus and available times, and then instantly book my appointment".
Since the beginning of 2008, SpaFinder has contracted with over 600 spas that participate in the SpaBooker online booking program, and that number is expected to increase significantly over the next six months. Nearly 5,000 spas now participate in SpaFinder global marketing programs, and are featured at Spafinder.com.
“People go to spas to relax; our goal is to make the booking process just as stress-free and convenient,” Ellis added.
About SpaFinder, Inc.:
The world’s largest spa 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 Spafinder.com, the webazine SpaFinder Lifestyle, and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. Spa Finder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 5,000 spas and salons worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s software 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 New York City.
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