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Spafinder Save Entrepreneurs Money and Time

Save with Spafinder

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to save on Marketing? Let us help you.

Email Marketing + SEO + Google Ads + Social Media + Learning Curve = Thousands a month

Join Spafinder for $79.00 a month and we’ll take care of that for you.

 

Save on Email Marketing

Total cost: $30 a month for the platform*

Management: 10-20 hours a month- $100’s out of pocket*

Mailing Lists- $100’s out of pocket*

Writing content, editing and creating plus nurturing lists to send this content to can be a balancing act. No email platform cost, no email provider learning curve, no content curation, just let us do the work. Spafinder’s has several email opportunities available to help you reach a relevant audience  near you as well as incorporate you into nationwide sends. Our email list is at over half a million and growing. Don’t miss out.

 

Save on Driving website traffic

Total Cost: $1000 a month*

You need foot traffic and we’re here to help. Because we have such an expansive network, we immediately rank when someone near you is looking for a spa, salon, fitness facility or a destination spa. Let us bring customers to you and save on SEO while you’re at it.

 

Save on Social Media

Total Cost:$1000’s a month*

  • Not everyone has the time to run a business, take pics of every instance and promote it within their area. Spafinder targets spa and wellness enthusiasts near you so they know your business is there. In addition, if you decide you do want to promote specific seasonal events, we provide easy share content so you can promote in a snap.

 

Save on Paid advertising with Google Ads

Total Cost:$1000’s a month*

  • Running a Google Ads campaign will run up your bank bill in one minute. You can literally try to manage your own campaign and month after month see little traction in calls and in website visits. Let us do the heavy lifting for you. At Spafinder, our expert search engine is already designed to drive traffic to your business. Because we have so many spas in our network, we automatically rank when people view spas in your area. Since you’ll be one of our Spas, anyone visiting the site from your location or in the vicinity will see your Spa. How’s that for exposure?

 

Ready to join for $79.99 a mth? Click here

 

* According to Smallbiztrends, if your business is a startup with just $200,000 in revenue, you may decide to spend 10 percent of your revenue during the first six months. You consider it an investment to jumpstart more sales.

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Female Inspired Spa Specials Drive Walk Ins

girlfriend getaway

Girlfriend Getaways, Boss Babe Retreats, Mommy & Me Spa Days all sound like a lot of fun! Well, while we think they do, so do our customers!

The Not-So-Secret Sauce

It’s not a secret that women love spas–and that they enjoy spending time with their girlfriends and favorite family members.  Combine those two truths and you have a winning marketing combo that is probably already on your menu. (Think girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, mom and me specials.)  Add spice to your offerings and offer new packages for their girl tribe.

Rethink Bridal & Bachelorette Parties

Today, spa bridal and bachelorette parties are as traditional as saying, “I do.” Shake things up to create new trends in these spa staples.

  • First, think about website branding and marketing. Rather than simply saying, “We have facilities for bridal parties,” come up with catchy titles–for example, Bachelorette Spa Bash or Wedding Belles.
  • Hold a spa party-planning event. Invite brides-to-be in your area to check out your spa and share tips on how to prepare for a special day for everyone in the bridal party. (A little champagne goes a long way!) During the event, remind them of the dos and don’ts of pre-wedding treatments.

Girlfriend Getaways–At Home or Away

Girlfriend Getaways are always a win. This is a premier Spafinder program and one that will resonate with your clients.  Check out Spafinder for creative package examples and ideas on how to combine treatments and services to attract girlfriends to your getaway.

OR if you are a day spa and want to attract a woman’s group, have a Spa Sister Day or Besties Splurge day. Plan a day or afternoon of events that BFFs can enjoy together, come up with a snazzy name–and spread the word!

Go Professional, Spa Style

Women especially have much to juggle and need to find ways to relax. They also crave more grownup social time with friends and family. This is where your spa can provide creative solutions. Create special experiences for small groups of women and invite businesses and professional organizations in your area to share the packages with their members.  In addition, consider partnering with a person who specializes in team building and develop a program that includes spa treatments and bonding exercises.

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2015 Wellness Travel Awards: And the Winners Are…

2015 wellness travel awards winners

We’re thrilled to announce from London that the winners of Spafinder Wellness 365’s 2015 Wellness Travel Awards have been revealed!

The Awards honor the hotels, resorts, destination spas, and retreats worldwide that offer the very best wellness travel, vacations, and experiences.

And it’s a comprehensive process to determine who takes the top spots: Winners were selected by a panel of 33 travel and wellness industry editors and experts, who nominated 504 properties for consideration before narrowing the field to finalists in 53 countries and regions, and by consumers who voted for their favorite locations across 20 categories. And what’s exciting is that every property that is a nominee, finalist, and winner is a star in its own right.

See the list of winners—plus, follow @Spafinder on social media and use the hashtag #WTA2015 to see photos and updates from the Awards announcement.

Congrats to all!

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Voting for 2015 Wellness Travel Awards Has Begun!

Voting for the 2015 Wellness Travel Awards

Consumers are busy voting to determine which properties will win the 2015 Wellness Travel Awards. The 273 finalists for the second annual global Awards were named across 20 categories, spanning 53 countries/regions, by a panel of 33 wellness travel editors and experts.

If your property is a finalist, congratulations! Encourage clients to head to wellnesstravelawards.com and vote before the September 30, 2015, deadline. Plus, view a complete list of nominees, including finalists, here.

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Spafinder Wellness, Inc. Appoints Aimee Schmalzle New Vice President of Marketing

Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®, the global resource for feeling good and living well all year round, today announced Aimee Schmalzle has been appointed vice president of marketing. In the newly created position, Schmalzle will lead strategies to further accelerate the company’s worldwide growth and execute new digital products and programs, including a redesigned Spafinder Wellness 365™ online presence and new mobile and customer loyalty initiatives.

“We are thrilled to have Aimee join the Spafinder Wellness family,” said company COO John Bevan. “Aimee’s exceptional background in the industry makes her the ideal person to lead the expansion of Spafinder Wellness’ global digital offerings, which will ultimately benefit our network of 24,000-plus global partners and millions of consumers who look to us for inspiration and ideas that make keeping well easier.”

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Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® Names New Chief Operating Officer

Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® has appointed John Bevan chief operating officer. The former managing director and vice president of Spafinder® Europe Limited will lead global operations from the company’s Miami headquarters. He will immediately assume responsibility for global sales, digital marketing, advanced technology products and operations and will lead strategic planning and the continued growth of the extensive Spafinder Wellness 365 Network. Learn more (Canadian partners, click here).

The Spafinder Wellness team is also thrilled to announce the promotion of Allyson Archambault to director of sales. In this position, she will spearhead our travel and local team to advance the Spafinder Wellness 365 Network.

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WA Spa Alliance Invites Regional Spa Associations to Annual Symposium

Washington Spa Alliance’s (WSPA) historic Annual Symposium, which serves as the first national gathering of representatives from the nation’s regional spa association, will take place at the National Press Club Tuesday, March 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The interactive symposium will host local, regional, and national leaders.

The following day, WSPA members and the regional organizations represented will visit with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill to address how the spa industry can support the nation’s overall move to a healthier lifestyle.

Attendance is limited—register and find more information at http://www.washingtonspaalliance.com/symposium-2015/.

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Heating Up the Miami Wellness Scene: Spafinder’s Moving Its U.S. Headquarters

Have you heard? Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is moving its global headquarters from New York City to Miami, Florida, and as of March 2, operations will begin in our new eco-friendly, Biscayne Bay-view offices.

Please note our new address:
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.
Wells Fargo Center
333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 3750
Miami, FL 33131

Our U.S. phone number (212.924.6800) will remain the same at this time, as will the email addresses of your Spafinder representatives. Services will continue without interruption throughout this move—a milestone in our company’s history. And, as always, rest assured our goal is to provide the best support possible and serve your business to the highest standards.

Learn more about our move here (Canadian partners, please click here.)

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Spa Industry News Briefs

Golden Door Sells for US$24.8 Million
The legendary Golden Door Spa has sold for US$24.8 million to an unknown buyer in a sale that includes ownership of the Golden Door brand. HFF brokerage made the announcement. Read more.

The Khyber: Himalayan Resort and Spa Debuts in the Himalayas
The Khyber, Himalayan Resort & Spa opens in Gulmarg. The seven-acre property, Gulmarg’s first luxury resort, includes accommodations with panoramic Affarwat peak vistas, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a kids’ activity center, ample outdoor spring and summer adventures, etc. Read more.

U.S. Hotel Occupancy Shows 16.2% Increase Week Ending December 22
STR reports U.S. hotel occupancy up 16.2 percent to 43.2 percent in year-over-year comparisons for the week of December 16-22, 2012. Average daily rate increased 3.7 percent to US$93.04 and revenue per available room rose 20.5 percent to US$40.22. Read more.

Planet Beach Poised for Expansion in New Year
Planet Beach Franchise has begun the expansion of its brand in the United Arab Emirates. The expansion is spearheaded by Bretton Woods Committee member, Planet Beach Master Franchisee of Saudi Arabia and Global Leader, Makarem Batterjee. Read more.

Sandals Acquires the Veranda in Turks and Caicos, Closes Resort for Renovations
Sandals Resorts International has acquired the all-inclusive Veranda resort in Turks & Caicos. The Veranda will close in early January for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in March upon completion of the project. Read more.

The Palm at Playa Lifestyle Beach Hotel, with Spa, Opens in Riviera Maya
The Palm at Playa Lifestyle Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen is now open. The 69-room hotel is within walking distance of Quinta Avenue, lined with shopping and dining venues, and is home to a spa and fitness center featuring traditional and regional-inspired therapies, as well as a rooftop terrace with pool. Read more.

Fairmont Brand to Expand in Bali
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is scheduled to open a new resort on Bali’s southern coast in 2016. Fairmont Bali amenities will comprise a luxury spa, 18-hole golf course and 170 guest accommodations. The resort will also include a Raffles Bali, with 80 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and branded residences. Read more.

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Spa Industry News Briefs

Shangri-La Opens Luxury Hotel and Vinotherapy Spa in Canada

Hotel operator Shangri-La recently opened its newest hotel and spa in Toronto, Canada. The Shangri-La Toronto features 201 rooms and 49 suites throughout its 66-story tower. The spa, Miraj Hammam, is an independently operated vinotherapy spa in partnership with Caudalie. It features nine rooms, two couple’s suites and two hammam rooms. Services include a signature Vichy Shower Merlot Friction Scrub. Read More

Luxury Hotel and Spa to Open in Historic Northern Ireland Jail

Once home to “murders and madmen” for three centuries, Northern Ireland’s most notorious jail, Armagh Gaol, is set to become a luxury hotel and spa destination. The design outlines plans to turn the former penitentiary into a 65-bed hotel with a spa, conference facility, bars, restaurants and shops. Read More

Underwater Hotel to Open in Fiji

Plans to open a hotel 40 feet underwater off the shore of a private Fijian island are underway. Poseidon Undersea Resort will feature 25 underwater suites and 58 island villas above water. Read More

China Becomes Sofitel’s Largest Market

Sofitel, the French luxury hotel brand, currently has 18 hotels and 10 sites on the way to open in China by 2015, making the country the brand’s primary market.  Read More

Japanese-Themed Spa Ayualam Opens in Guam

The Hilton Guam Resort and Spa launched Spa Ayualam, a Japanese-themed spa featuring a menu of treatments originating from Japan. The spa features six treatment rooms and an herbal tent for clients to detox.  Read More

Other Industry News

IHG Launches New Wellness-Themed Hotel Brand

Seaweed Soak Spa Opens in Newport, Southern California

Great Eagle Group Acquires The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel

Banyan Tree Kerala to Launch with an Ayurvedic Centre on the Southwest Coast Next Year

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