The Wellness App by Spafinder Wellness 365 has been named a winner of the 2016 International Spa Association (ISPA) Innovate Award for “Experiences.” The Wellness App introduces a first-of-its-kind payment platform allowing users to find, book, review, and pay for spa and wellness services from their mobile phones, as well as earn rewards at a global network of wellness providers. To determine the winners, the ISPA members reviewed award submissions from candidates around the globe and cast their votes for the ideas that they found most innovative in four categories—experiences, philanthropic initiatives, products, and treatments. “We are highly honored to receive this prestigious award from ISPA,” says John Bevan, chief operating officer of Spafinder Wellness. “With the app, Spafinder Wellness has created a new branded currency that people can use specifically for spa and wellness activities. For businesses this means being able to easily reach consumers who are increasingly using smart phones to shop and find locations, plus a streamlined check-in and check-out process for spas and their clients.”
The Wellness App was developed by Spafinder’s marketing and technology teams and debuted in late March to the company’s network of more than 25,000 wellness businesses. Providers on the app include spas, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios, salons, and wellness travel destinations. “We congratulate all the 2016 Innovate Awards winners for continuing to push the envelope through innovations that advance the spa industry,” says Lynne McNees, president of ISPA. “The Wellness App by Spafinder Wellness 365 makes advanced mobile technology available to spa and wellness businesses and gives consumers an easy connection to their next spa and wellness experience.” The Wellness App by Spafinder Wellness 365 is available in Apple’s app store and on Google Play. To download, visit www.spafinder.com/thewellnessapp.