Spa Finder, the leading spa information and travel company, has partnered with Orbitz to offer spa packages. The Chicago-based Orbitz, the discount travel web site, has launched the industry's first spa micro-site featuring information, real-time availability and reservation capabilities at more than 250 destination and resort spas.

Orbitz is the first major online travel company to offer access to a comprehensive spa vacation package listing with online booking capabilities. The spa micro-site will be accessible by clicking on the Spa Travel link on the Orbitz homepage, and at

'Spa travel is booming at an annual growth rate of over 20 percent,'said Mike Sands, chief marketing officer at Orbitz. 'Since half of leisure travelers consider access to a spa an important factor in their travel planning, Orbitz is pleased to be the first major travel Web site to bring consumers the largest inventory of spa-related deals, packages and travel information.'

The partnership with Spa Finder allows Orbitz access to the travel industy's largest network of spas. Through Orbitz's spa travel microsite, consumers will now be able to search for spa packages located worldwide based on a variety of needs or interests, from location and affordability to treatments and dietary offerings.