World's Best Spas Named in Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards Poll
â¢ In Most Comprehensive Consumer Assessment of Global Spa Market, Consumers Reward Superior Spa Experiences in Unique Settings
â¢ Awards Presented at Turning Point Global Spa Industry Conference in Singapore
â¢ Winners Featured in the New Spa Finder Worldwide Directory: 2006 Guide to Spas and at Spafinder.com
New York, NY - September 7, 2005
Spa Finder, Inc., the global spa resource, announced its 2005 annual Readers' Choice "Crystal Awards" at the Turning Point Spa Industry Conference, a gathering of global spa leaders held at the Sentosa Resort & Spa in Singapore. Spa Finder, Inc. CEO and Chairman Pete Ellis presented awards to the world's best spas, by continent, as determined by visitors to Spafinder.com and readers of Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, which together attract a media audience of millions of spa consumers annually. Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards were also announced for readers' favorite spas by country or region.
According to Ellis, the winning spas reflect the tastes of discerning spa goers who increasingly travel the world in search of the finest genuine-spa experiences for relaxation and wellness. "The explosion in spa-going and spa innovation has become a truly global phenomenon, and Spa Finder's international readers represent some of the world's most sophisticated, adventurous spa travelers. To be selected as one of the world's best spas by these discerning spa-goers is an objective validation of a truly world-class spa experience. Congratulations to all of our 2005 Readers' Choice Award winners; you are crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of the spa world."
Following are Spa Finder readers' favorite spas in the world, by continent and country/region (NOTE: To reflect the growth of the spa industry worldwide, this year's Awards now cover every continent on the globe, except the Arctic and Antarctica, and include countries/regions like India, China, and the Middle East.)
Spa Finder Readers Also Name Top Spas for Specific Spa Experiences
To help in-market spa consumers identify the best spas for their unique spa goals and requirements, Spa Finder has also published its readers' top-10 favorite spas in a range of user-friendly categories, including: Best for Weight Loss, Best Spa Cuisine, Best for Mineral Springs, Best for Going Solo, Most Affordable, Most Romantic, Best Spa at a Casino Hotel, Best Fitness Program, Best for Hiking, Best for Water Sports, Best for Golf, Best for Winter Sports, Best Medical Spas, Best for Mind-Body-Spirit, Best Urban Hotel Spa, and Best for Yoga. New categories include: Best Accommodations, Best for Men, and Best Spa Interior Design.
"More and more people are enjoying spas to improve how they look and feel, but with so many different types of spas, and so many different spa programs and services, spa-goers can have vastly different expectations and goals," added Ellis. "Our Awards are designed to reflect the true diversity and global reach of today's spa marketplace."
Readers of Spa Finder publications and visitors to Spafinder.com cast ballots for nearly 1,000 premier spa properties worldwide. Voters were asked to only cast ballots for spas they've personally visited within the past three years. A complete listing of Spa Finder Readers' Choice Award winners is featured in the new Spa Finder Worldwide Directory: 2006 Guide to Spas (available on newsstands today) and at Spafinder.com.
About Spa Finder, Inc.
As the world's largest spa marketing and media company, Spa Finder reaches millions of health conscious consumers via its award-winning website, Spafinder.com. The company publishes Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, the trusted authority on luxury spas and associated lifestyles, and The Spa Enthusiast®, the leading publication for active spa-goers. Spa Finder also operates the world's largest spa gift certificate and incentive programs as well as the "Spa Distribution Network," the Internet's first spa booking program.
Betsy Smith Isroelit, RBI Communications, (213)300-0108 or email@example.com
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