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August Must-Do List: Post Promotions Now, Relax Later!

Capitalize on your partnership with Spafinder Wellness 365: Log in to the partner portal now and post any specials, promotions, or deals your property is running (please note this pertains to Enhanced Listing partners only; contact to upgrade). It’s an easy way to promote your business and bring more customers through your doors—and you may be featured in our weekly email newsletter at no charge!

Promote now

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Spafinder Wellness 365 Partners Participate in Miami Spa Month

We’re thrilled to see several of our Miami-based partners celebrating the city’s annual Spa Month!

The seventh annual Miami Spa Month (technically two months—the campaign runs from July 1 through August 31) allows consumers to enjoy treatments at locations in Greater Miami and the Beaches area for as low as $99. Here are just a few of our partners that are heating up Miami with their hot promotions.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Aveda Spa at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau

MySpa at the Intercontinental Miami

Spa at Eden Roc Miami Beach

The Carillon Hotel & Spa

Tip: Have you posted a summer special to your listing? Log in to the partner portal and do so now!

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Spa-Wellness Promotions & Increased Bookings: It’s a Package Deal

When was the last time you posted a deal or package to your listing? If you can’t remember, it’s been too long! Submit deals (and ultimately increase bookings) via your partner page (please note, partners who are part of our Enhanced Listing program can post deals and packages [a complimentary feature of your SpaFinder Wellness program!]; while you’re at it, post an event to your listing as well). If you’d like to participate in the Enhanced Listing program, contact

Please note your promotions need to fall under the parameters of a “deal,” which include:

  • Deals must offer a minimum of 10 percent off public rates and include the “original/retail” price and the “discounted” price
  • Deals must provide the customer with a clear redemption path, such as a phone number or website with reference code, etc.
  • Promotions must be time relevant; for example, a Valentine’s Day deal should not be promoted in April
  • Deal postings may only last for a maximum of 60 days
  • We will continue to allow ongoing/evergreen deals ONLY if they are unique/infrequent/opportunities to capture new business (i.e. Birthday Special or New Customer Special)
  • Cannot offer your own gift cards for sale

Contact your account manager should you have any questions.

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Surefire Tips to Increase Holiday Bookings

’Tis the season for some feel-good spa deals! As the holidays begin to approach, consumers are keen on finding the very best values around, whether it’s a vacation package for the family, a spa getaway special for couples, or a destination spa special to give as a holiday gift. So if you’re not taking advantage of our Spa Deal section – a FREE component of your overview listing – we strongly encourage you to do so.

A Spa Deal is a special savings or discount offered to SpaFinder consumers, which should include accommodations and spa treatment(s). In order to increase your bookings through, we cannot stress enough the importance of having a Spa Deal complement your SpaFinder overview listing. We’ve seen that when a property has a Spa Deal posted, the clicks to the property’s website, booking requests and phone calls can double! Plus, your Spa Deal or promotion has the chance to be featured in an upcoming holiday-esque story in the Club Spa e-newsletter (circulation: 350,000) or on the Club Spa blog.

Here are a few sure-proof ways to get your holiday Spa Deal noticed on

1) Include a discount or savings in the headline

2) Give your promotion a snazzy, appealing name

3) List all components of your spa deal in an easy-to-read format

3) Simply submit your spa deal – it’s quick, painless and is designed to boost your bookings through!

  • To post a Getaway Spa Deal (which requires accommodations and spa components), fill in the form here.
  • You can also post a Group Special for parties of four or more (must include accommodations and spa components) here.

So keep those Spa Deals coming! And if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact our Travel Editor at

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Getting Creative with Your Getaway Promotions

Let’s face it, everyone loves a great deal or special offer.  Online group-buying deals have exploded onto the global scene, and the old-fashioned “deal” has transformed into a hip online industry, with sites like SpaFinder’s SpaRahRah!™, Groupon and LivingSocial leading the way for spa/wellness deals.

What can this mean for you? For starters, the potential for an expanded customer base, as millions of people are trying new spas and experiences they might otherwise wouldn’t  had there not been a “50%-75% off.”

But with so many deals out there, it also brings the added pressure that consumers are expecting truly original promotions. Creating the right deal to promote to clients and rev up your revenue can be, well, a real deal breaker.

Get creative with your spa packages, by offering inspiring promotions that are timely, innovative and attention-grabbing. Here are just a few ingenious travel offers that recently caught our eye:

Travaasa\Austin: Sizzlin’ Summer Package – Friends Stay Free!
with the reservation of the Sunrise Package, one lucky friend gets to tag along. Offer amenities include fresh breakfasts, yoga, archery, Texas Two Steppin’, and more. Limited availability; weekday rates starting from $189.

Topnotch Resort and Spa: Run Away Today Elopement Package
This all-inclusive elopement package, open to all couples, includes a ceremony against the backdrop of the verdant green, mountains, Justice of the Peace services, turndown service at night, a $100 spa credit, gourmet dinner for two and more. Topnotch markets this promotion on its website to the LGBT sector, recently recognized in the state of New York, and includes a photo (right) of a same-sex couple. Priced at $1,500.

Greenwich Hotel: Extraordinary Value on a Two-Night Wellness Retreat at New York’s Luxury Hotel
An unforgettable weekend or two-day retreat for two at this luxury hotel in downtown Manhattan—an  extraordinary value—includes daily breakfast, poolside yoga and two 60-minute signature Drunken Lotus massages.  Priced at $1,295.

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Vows Renewals on the Rise

Springtime means love is in the air, and according to the “Top 11 Luxury Travel Trends for 2011” report by Luxury Travel Magazine and Abelow PR, vow renewals are on the upsurge, as more and more baby boomers celebrate landmark anniversaries in exotic locations. Help potential clients plan a romantic spa trip (a second honeymoon, perhaps?) with their sweetie:

  • Feature an overnight Getaway Spa Deal for two on your property overview listing. Include romantic amenities like a couple’s spa treatment, candlelit dinners, turndown services, champagne, etc. Submit a Getaway Spa Deal here; for a more detailed submittal process, click here.
  • Properties that accept SpaFinder Gift Certificates, along with day spa clients, are also welcome to post a Day Spa Deal. Invite clients to spend the day relaxing side-by-side with treatments for two, followed by a spa lunch. So SPA by Sofitel at the Sofitel London St James’ So Magnifique For Two special is a good example.
  • The couple who plays together, stays together: Entice clients with activities they can enjoy together that also offer an element of wellness or fitness. If your property is seaside, offer fitness pursuits like kayaking, wakeboarding, or paddle boarding, a fun yet relaxing pastime at the Atlantic Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale; land dwellers can try recreational offerings like tennis, hiking, and golf. Napa’s Silverado Resort & Spa and its Golfers Dream Package, which includes accommodations for two in a one-bedroom suite and 18 holes of golf per person, fits golf guests to a tee.
  • Encourage clients to reconnect with couples’ classes: Give EXAMPLES – art of massage classes, others, etc.
  • Partnering with SpaFinder’s SpaRahRah! is also a terrific resource to attracting new customers (our research shows that on average more that 90% of customers that buy our deals are new for our merchant partners), and SpaRahRah! has expanded to include travel deals! Partner with SpaRahRah! by SpaFinder and be branded with the world’s leading spa and wellness resource. Learn more.
  • Or, take a cue from select getaway spas that showcase special nuptial-type features: These include Cal-a-Vie Health Spa near San Diego, which has a French-imported 400-year-old chapel, perfect for saying “I do” a second time.
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Have You Posted a Getaway Spa Deal Recently? Here’s How Step-By-Step

We at SpaFinder love a good deal, and now that Wellness Week™ has wrapped up, we’re looking forward to the next major event: Mother’s Day. When was the last time you submitted a Spa Deal for your overview listing? If you have to pause and think, then it’s been too long!

Maximize your listing before it’s too late – our research shows that visits to increase significantly as Mother’s Day approaches. Plus, the Spa Deal feature is a complimentary component with your SpaFinder partnership. If that’s not reason enough, consider this: We’ve seen that clicks to a SpaFinder property listing, booking requests, and phone calls can double for those with a spa deal.

Here’s the step-by-step process to submitting a Spa Deal.

  • To post a Getaway Spa Deal (which requires accommodations and spa components), fill in the simple form here.
  • You can also post a Group Special for parties of four or more (must include accommodations and spa components) here.
  • If your property accepts Day Spa clients and SpaFinder Gift Certificates, post a Day Spa Deal here.
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Have yourself a…Holiday Spa Deal!

holiday deals‘Tis the season where consumers are looking for incredible holiday deals and offers! And what better way for them to celebrate than by getting the gift of spa? 

As clients seek out travel plans this holiday season, present them with a festive spa deal or package*.  Need a hint on where to begin? Check out these examples from top resort getaway spas, which welcome guests of all types—family vacationers, couples and romantics, and winter enthusiasts—to join the festivities, with packages that include amenities such as sleigh rides, tandem spa treatments, caroling, and decadent meals.  Below that, you’ll find some examples of holiday day spa deals from spas throughout the country – holiday packages galore! 

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, South Africa, celebrates Christmas with the Santa’s Sleigh Goes Everywhere package; this six-night stay or longer includes roundtrip helicopter transfers from Cape Town International Airport to the hotel’s very own heli-pad, one sunset gazebo spa treatment per couple, and tickets to Carols by Candlelight at the Kirstenbosch Garden with a picnic hamper.
Available: December 1, 2010 – January 5, 2011; from ZAR 13,225 (approximately US$1,896) per night for two adults in a sea-facing suite 

The Grove
Inspired by the opulence of the Romanov dynasty, The Grove indulges holiday guests with a magical Royal Christmas. The 300-acre estate, located near London, features winter wonderland walks, a candlelit carol service at its local church, Christmas meals, and a feast of entertainment including ballet classes, Moscow circus skills workshops, and Cossack dancing.
Two-night packages starting from £415 (approximately US$656) per person, per night 

Dolder Grand
Guests can save up to 20% when they book Dolder Grand’s Christmas Deluxe with Grand Spa Retreat package. The Zurich-based property mirrors a winter wonderland, welcoming guests with a Christmas tree decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments. This offer includes four-night accommodations, a seven-course Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas brunch, and five spa treatments at the Dolder Grand Spa.
Rates start from CHF 5,860/double occupancy in a Junior Suite Deluxe. Valid for four consecutive nights between December 21-28, 2010 (December 24 must be either the first or last night of stay). 

Learn more about the holiday offers your fellow getaway spas are promoting now. Or, if you have a strong day spa client network, you may want to offer day spa specials such as these below: 

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa: You, Me & The Mistletoe Package, which includes a couple’s massage under the mistletoe, along with complimentary hot chocolate and marshmallows (50 mins; $199) 

VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho: The Java Gingersnap Massage and Foot Scrub treatment ends with ginger hot chocolate next to a crackling fire (90 mins; $145) 

Day Spa Holiday Deals: 

Aphrodite Aesthetics in Michigan is marketing some package deals as holiday gift ideas, reminding clients to “give that special someone the gift of relaxation and beauty with Aphrodite Aesthetics,” the deal says. The spa is offering three packages, one of which includes a half-hour Swedish massage, half-hour facial, and manicure and pedicure for $100, a savings of $50 for the holidays! Available Dec. 1, 2010 – January 10, 2011. 

LA Salon and Spa in New Jersey is doing the same thing, advertising its deal as “the perfect gift for a SpaFinder guest!”
The spa’s two holiday packages are the Ultimate Getaway ($170) package, which includes a 1-hour deep-tissue full-body massage, 60-minute spa facial, deluxe pedicure exfoliating treatment and penetrating foot massage, deluxe manicure, and exfoliating treatment. For a smaller package, try the Mini-Escape ($100), which includes a 60-minute massage or spa facial and a spa pedicure and manicure. 

And Facelogic in Mount Kisco, NY, is advertising holiday package specials as well, and integrating gift cards into the mix: $150 massage and facial package or buy $75+ gift card and receive $10 free. Massage clients will also receive a free sugar foot scrub. 

To up the ante, go a step further and feature holiday-themed treatments in your holiday packages, like these seasonal-inspired treatment examples. 

*Forgot how to submit Getaway Spa Deals? It’s simple: Just fill out this Spa Deal form here. You can also post a Group Special for parties of four or more, or if you accept both SpaFinder Gift Certificates and day spa clients, submit a Day Spa Dea for Getaways.To submit a deal for your day spa, just go to your partner page. 

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Spa-ing and Dealing

Does your getaway property offer commission to travel agents? If not, you may want to consider it – it’s an excellent way to gain maximum exposure and drum up more business for your property. Recent examples include Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa’s unveiling of an agent cash incentive up to US$100 per reservation on top of their commission for travel completed by December 20, 2010, a move that appeared on media outlets such as, Travel World News, and Travel Weekly.

And since 1986, SpaFinder has been the travel agent resource for spa travel, providing our registered agent affiliates with specials, commissions and FAM trips, and more. It’s simple – just fill out these questions below, and we’ll update your property listing with your commission offerings for SpaFinder travel agent affiliates to view.

Please submit the following info to Travel Agent Editor Kate Phillips at

  • Commission offered:
  • Cancellation policy details:
  • Added value offers (e.g., room upgrades, free robe, or bottle of wine) for Spa Finder customers:
  • Exclusive offers (e.g. additional commissions, travel agent incentives, etc.) offered to Spa Finder Travel Agent Affiliates. Please also provide start and end dates for each offer.
  • Travel Agent Rate:
  • FAM Trip Specials:


  • Please provide separate contact information for travel agents, if different from main number:
  • Name:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Fax:
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