Spa Finder and Match.com to Offer Spa Adventure for Singles
NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2003) − Spa Finder, the leading spa travel and marketing company, and Match.com's travel site for singles, www.matchTravel.com, are teaming up for a luxurious spa vacation exclusively for young, professional singles. This three-night vacation offers up to 50 singles the chance to rejuvenate their overworked minds, bodies and social lives June 12-15, 2003 at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Participants in the Singles Spa Adventure receive three-nights private deluxe mountain casita accommodations, all meals, including world-class cuisine and fine wine, two spa treatments, guided hikes up Camelback Mountain, a group desert Jeep tour and unlimited access to the spa's fitness center and all movement classes. Situated on 53 acres high above the Paradise Valley near Phoenix, the Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain is one of the leading spas in the nation. Its unique atmosphere is popular with both men and women and offers a relaxed, luxurious retreat with an Asian-inspired design and philosophy.
"Today's up and coming 30-something singles tend to make work a priority over personal wellness, meeting new people and finding potential soulmates," said Stephanie Agresta, director of business development for Spa Finder. "The joint venture between Spa Finder and MatchTravel.com allows singles to refocus their priorities in a fun environment and meet new people with similar interests, work ethic and workout schedules." Agresta mentioned that Spa Finder President and CEO Pete Ellis met his wife, Susie Ellis, vice president of industry relations for Spa Finder, at a spa.
The Singles Spa Adventure is MatchTravel.com's first time offering a spa vacation to their client base, and The Sanctuary provides an ideal setting for eligible singles to relax and get to know each other. In a recent Match.com survey, 88% of singles think that a vacation's setting plays a role in the intensity of a potential romance. A recent Gallup Poll reported that one-third of respondents said access to a spa is important in making travel plans.
"As a global leader in online dating, Match.com stays current on the newest trends for singles, and we know many have an interest in travel," said Keri Stewart, Travel Brand Manager for Match.com. "In partnering with Spa Finder, MatchTravel.com can now meet a popular demand in singles travel, which is 'I work hard, I play hard and I deserve to be pampered.'" Of the singles on Match.com who described their work routine, more than 69% described it as a 40-hour work week or more.
The Singles Spa Adventure package starts at $1,170, which includes all hotel and meal expenses, spa treatments and activities. To book space call 1-800-245-2051 and mention the code word: SPAMATCH. Air arrangements are the individual's responsibility. For additional information, log on to www.spafinder.com and click on the Match.com promotional banner or log on to www.matchTravel.com and click on Upcoming Trips for June.
About Spa Finder, Inc.:
As the world's only integrated spa marketing company, Spa Finder connects millions of consumers to the spa experience each year. In fact, The New York Times cited the 1986 founding of Spa Finder as a milestone in the growth of the worldwide spa industry. Having assembled the world's largest and finest network of spas and the world's largest spa consumer database, Spa Finder connects consumers with their ideal spa experiences-whether they are looking to visit a local day spa or to embark on a vacation or retreat at a stay spa. Spa Finder publishes Spa Finder Magazine and the Spa Enthusiast newsletter, the leading publications devoted to spa travel and healthy lifestyles. The company operates Spa Finder Travel, Spa Finder Gift Certificates and www.spafinder.com, the most complete Internet source for the spa experience.
Match.com is a leading subscription-based online dating site, offering adults worldwide a fun, private and secure environment for meeting other singles. Match.com's personals businesses claim more than 766,000 paying subscribers and more than 8 million members with profiles posted or who are active users. The Company estimates it is responsible for arranging hundreds of thousands of relationships for its members. Match.com powers paid online dating on MSN, EarthLink: BET Interactive and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL, offering the Match.com offers wireless dating with Match Mobile (www.mobile.match.com), and events and vacation opportunities for singles through its sites MatchLive.com, operated by its affiliate, MatchLive, L.L.C., and MatchTravel.com. Match.com is an operating business of USA Interactive.
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