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Spafinder Wellness 365 Announces First Wellness Travel Awards

Spafinder Wellness 365 , a media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry, is introducing its first-ever travel awards program. Dedicated to honoring spas, hotels, resorts, and retreats that excel in healthy vacations and experiences, the new Wellness Travel Awards will be given to the top properties on six continents in many countries and regions and in categories, such as Best New Wellness Travel Property. The awards represent an expansion of the company’s Readers' Choice Awards and recognize a growing demand for healthy travel options. “People are redefining what they want when on vacation or traveling for business,”...

SpaFinder Wellness 365 Reveals Growth in Spa Travel

Spafinder Wellness 365 released key findings from its 2013 State of Spa Travel report, which provides insight into emerging consumer trends in the North American spa travel market each year. A survey of more than 300 North American travel agents showed that 73 percent reported growth in hotel bookings, resorts, and destination spas. It also revealed that women traveling together represents the number-one way people travel to spas, and baby boomers—aged 49 to 68—continue to constitute the core spa clientele. Agents also weighed in on the fastest growing international spa destinations for North American travelers, which includes Belize, Costa Rica,...