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Book, Spa: Free Iphone App lets Spa-Goers Find Nearby Spas and Instantly Book
Free SpaFinder App searches
database of 5,000 spas and provides real-time bookings
York, NY (February 26, 2010) Making the world a little more relaxing and
stress-free, SpaFinder today launched the first-ever iPhone app that allows users
to find nearby spas and deals, check the real-time availability of appointments,
and book a reservation instantly. The free SpaFinder app is available from the
App Store at http://www.spafinder.com/iphone.
Named the best website for spa travel by Forbes.com and USA
Today, SpaFinder is the worlds leading spa and wellness resource.
free iPhone app allows spa-goers to search SpaFinders exhaustive database
of more than 5,000 day and destination spas around the world by price, deals,
treatments, and online booking availability. Each spa in the database includes
an overview, treatment menu, and customer reviews. The app currently allows users
to instantly book appointments at more than 1,000 spas in the United States. Future
versions will allow instant reservations at spas in additional regions worldwide.
Whether your desire is a lunch-break facial or a vacation-day
massage, the last thing anyone needs is stress and hassle when trying to find
and book an appointment, said Sallie Fraenkel, Chief Operating Officer,
SpaFinder. The SpaFinder app makes it possible to not only find the treatment
youve been dreaming of, but also to pin down the best deal and book it with
the touch of the screen.
Fraenkel noted that the SpaFinder
app is particularly valuable for time-strapped or stressed-out travelers in a
new or unfamiliar city. Using the iPhones GPS features, the app allows users
to quickly and easily find and confirm an appointment at a nearby spa, including
providing map and directions.
"Travelers are able to
view the real-time availability of spas in their vicinity and immediately book
a free, confirmed spa appointment, all without having to research options or making
multiple calls to find available appointments, said Fraenkel.
users who book reservations via the iPhone app also earn SpaFinder Reward Points,
which can be redeemed for SpaFinder Gift Cards. SpaFinder Gift Cards can be used
at more than 5,000 spas worldwide.
About SpaFinder, Inc.
worlds largest spa media, marketing, and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc.,
connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide.
SpaFinders media properties include the award-winning SpaFinder.com, the
Club Spa e-newsletter and blog, and the NewBeauty SpaFinder Global Spa, Beauty
and Wellness Annual. SpaFinder and its beauty gift division, Salon Wish, offer
gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over
9,000 spas and salons and are available at more than 90,000 unique retail outlets
in 77 countries. The companys technology division innovates new solutions
that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including SpaBookers
patent-pending 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.