SpaFinder Launches French and German Versions of its Popular Spa Portal

Move reflects SpaFinder’s strategy to grow its position in the €30billion global spa industry by localising business model in the key EU markets

Paris, France - October 2, 2007

SpaFinder Europe announces the launch of and to better serve its French and German spa consumer and spa properties. The launch also marks the introduction of Euro denominated SpaFinder Gift Vouchers which can be used at SpaFinder’s 3800+ partner spas across the globe. Each month, SpaFinder pays out millions of dollars, pounds and euros to its spa partners around the world.

Launched in 1986, SpaFinder made its mark in the US initially as a spa travel agent and now as a leading online spa marketing company – reaching over 4.5 million spa goers each year - and the publisher of the prestigious Luxury SpaFinder Magazine and the Worldwide Guide to Spas.

“The successful launch of SpaFinder in the UK ( last year proved that there is plenty of opportunity for localisation of the SpaFinder business model throughout Europe,” said Kevin Turnbull, Chief Executive of SpaFinder Europe. Turnbull noted that Italian and Spanish websites are planned for early 2008.

SpaFinder Europe websites feature SpaFinder’s industry-leading spa content and spa property database which includes some of the finest spa destinations in the world.

“The European market is a great place for us – not only does Europe have some of the finest spas in the world but there is a long-standing tradition of spa-going and a rapidly growing online travel market worth over €37 billion per annum,” said SpaFinder, Inc. CEO Pete Ellis.

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About SpaFinder, Inc.:

The world’s largest spa marketing and media company, SpaFinder reaches millions of wellness-focused consumers via its global network of websites, including the award-winning, and Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, the trusted authority on the luxury spa lifestyle. Redeemable at 3,800+ spas worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets across North America and the United Kingdom, SpaFinder Gift Vouchers and Gift Cards represent the world’s largest spa gift certificate/card program. SpaFinder, the global spa resource, also publishes the annual Worldwide Guide to Spas. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer local spa marketing programs, including native-language websites showcasing local day spas, salon spas, and onsens.

Media Contact:

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