Indigo PRCo has been appointed to represent Spa Finder in the UK. Launched in the US in 1986, today Spa Finder is the world’s largest online global spa resource featuring over 3,600 spas worldwide reaching millions of consumers each year through its websites and magazines.
According to Spa Finder’s ‘State of Spa Travel’ Travel Agent Survey (February 2007) across the US; 65% of travel agents surveyed said that spa bookings were up in 2006 i.e. client bookings for holiday packages with a strong spa component increased either significantly or somewhat in comparison to 2005. Travel agents themselves appear to be a major force behind this increase in spa travel, with 90% reporting that they regularly recommended spa holidays and packages to their clients and 19% of that group indicating that they did so “all of the time.”
Coming off a strong year for spa travel, agents are also bullish on 2007, with 84% anticipating increased spa travel bookings in the year ahead. While 24% predict “significant” growth in spa bookings, less than 1% expect a decline.
Spa Finder’s 30,000 travel agents and affiliates benefit from having access to the most comprehensive spa property information available, which enables them to access and book some of the world’s finest spas and wellbeing programmes. In addition to detailed spa descriptions, best buys, group specials and gerenal spa information, agents can also view special discounts and details about forthcoming familiarisation trips. There are 150 different ways to search spas including location, activity, eco spas, men-only programmes or spiritual retreats to name but a few.
Registration for the dedicated Spa Finder Travel Agent website is completely free of charge and helps agents capitalise on the growing numbers of travellers seeking a spa component to their holiday.