Spa Finder to Power New Spa Channel at India.MakeMyTrip.com
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (September 25, 2006) − Spa Finder, Inc., the global spa resource, has been selected by MakeMyTrip.com, India's largest online travel company, to power their new spa channel. The spa channel will feature Spa Finder's proprietary Spa Distribution Network, the first online spa booking engine, which will enable MakeMyTrip's travel shoppers to research and book inclusive spa vacations through Spa Finder's global network of destination, resort and hotel spas. Spa Finder is the leading provider of spa information and research/booking tools, helping millions of consumers learn about and enjoy thousands of fine spas worldwide through the award-winning web site, Spafinder.com, its consumer publications, and partnerships with leading online companies.
"With the Spa Distribution Network, our goal is to combine the most comprehensive spa travel information with a straightforward booking experience to help our partners expand their business," said Spa Finder, Inc. CEO Pete Ellis. "Since our Spa Distribution Network partners have access to Spa Finder's expansive database of spa information, there's no need for online shoppers to search for additional information, leading to improved conversion rates for our partners."
The MakeMyTrip.com spa channel, powered by Spa Finder, is designed to help travelers learn about the diverse world of spa and enjoy their ideal spa experiences. Visitors will find in-depth property overviews - including photos, pricing, features and spa services - covering hundreds of premier "stay" spas around the globe. Travelers can also search for real-time availability and pricing for the spas they're interested in visiting and book complete spa travel itineraries online; including airfare, accommodations, spa treatments and cuisine.
"Spa Finder is the undisputed spa information and marketing leader, with the greatest breadth of information, the deepest pool of knowledge, and the best booking tools in the industry," said Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO of MakeMyTrip.com. "We are pleased to provide the large and growing percentage of our customers who are interested in spa travel with everything they need to research and book every detail of their spa vacations, quickly and easily."
Spa Finder's content partnership with MakeMyTrip.com continues the company's global expansion. Earlier this summer, Spa Finder launched Spa Finder Europe (www.spafindereurope.com) and Spa Finder Japan (www.spafinderjapan.jp), offering integrated spa marketing and information targeting the rapidly growing spa markets in those regions.
About Spa Finder, Inc.:
As the world's largest spa marketing and media company, Spa Finder reaches millions of health conscious consumers via its award-winning website, Spafinder.com. The company publishes Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, the trusted authority on luxury spas and associated lifestyles, as well as its annual Worldwide Guide to Spas, the ultimate spa-goers' resource. Spa Finder also operates the world's largest spa gift certificate and incentive programs as well as the Spa Distribution Network, the Internet's first online spa booking program.
About MakeMyTrip India:
The India business of MakeMyTrip was launched in September 2005. As the first and only comprehensive online travel site with real time booking for flights, hotels, holidays and cars, MakeMyTrip.com is heralding a revolution in the way travel will be bought in India.
Within a year of its launch MakeMyTrip India has acquired nearly 200,000 delighted customers and sells over 2000 flight tickets, 150 hotel room nights and over 50 holiday packages every day. The site attracts over 850,000 unique visitors every month according to Webside Story, HBx Analytics, an independent traffic-monitoring agency.
Headquartered in New Delhi, MakeMyTrip has a 450 strong team and offices in New York and Sydney.