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SpaFinder’s European growth continues throughout 2009

SpaFinder’s European growth continues throughout 2009

SpaFinder is rounding out a successful year in which 100s of prestigious spa properties have joined its websites, including all Champneys Health Resorts in the UK and Leading Spa’s global collection.  Established by The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., Leading Spas properties are among the best in the world.

“Champneys is the brand that defines ‘spa’ in the UK, while Leading Spa properties are without question the best of the best,” said Kevin Turnbull, Chief Executive of SpaFinder EMEA. “Connecting these properties with SpaFinder’s online community affirms our position as the premiere global spa and wellness resource.”

“We are most excited about forming this new alliance with SpaFinder”, said Claudia Kozma Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.  We are especially delighted to be able to provide the opportunity for exposure to our Leading Spas via this universally recognized resource for spa-goers.”

Spa Gifting Programme Expands into Europe

SpaFinder’s uniquely global spa gifting programme attracts both consumers and businesses alike.  The ‘Gift of Spa and Wellness’ is the ideal way to say “I care” in any language and, because SpaFinder Gift Vouchers and Cards can be used in more than 5,000 spas in 77 countries across the world, it’s the most flexible gift of its kind available.


Just in time for Christmas gift-giving, SpaFinder has launched its gift cards in Germany and Spain. The popular cards are already on sale in more than 60,000 retailers in the US, Canada and the UK, including WH Smith, Sainsbury’s, Clintons and more.

“Both Germany and Spain have strong spa cultures and recent research shows that nearly 50% of spa visits in Germany and 25% of those in Spain are generated by a gift voucher, making the countries a perfect fit for SpaFinder,” commented Turnbull.