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Spafinder Wellness 365 Announces Finalists for Global Wellness Travel Awards

  • Voting for winners in 20 categories, spanning 53 countries, begins today

  • Only travel awards to combine insight from 33 experts with consumers’ choice to establish a more comprehensive and balanced view of global market

Miami, FL – August 13, 2015 – Reflecting the size and diversity of the rapidly growing wellness travel market, Spafinder Wellness 365™ today announced 273 destination spas, hotels, resorts and retreats have been selected as finalists for the global Wellness Travel Awards. The final candidates for the second annual awards were named across 20 categories by a panel of 33 wellness travel editors and experts, who nominated 504 properties for consideration before narrowing the field to finalists in 53 countries and regions.

Consumer voting for winners begins today, August 13 and ends September 30, and the complete list of finalists can be viewed at the voting platform.  A list of nominees, which includes finalists, can be viewed here.

This year, more properties located in areas outside North America were nominated and selected as finalists, with a significant increase in Asia-Pacific properties, signaling the rapid growth in the number of exceptional wellness destinations in that region.

“We are grateful to our global panel of travel editors and experts who worked to identify the best in wellness travel from all corners of the world,” said Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. “With dozens of finalists in each of 20 wellness categories, the Awards are an excellent resource for people looking for healthier travel destinations—and for the travel agents who book these unique experiences.”

The Awards program will also honor the top properties on six continents with Crystal Awards and present Country Awards to top winners in scores of countries and regions throughout the world.

Wellness Travel Award winners will be announced in a press release on November 4 from the World Travel Market in London, where a special reception will be held to honor Crystal and Country winners.

About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® 

Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world’s largest media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With nearly 30 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365™ brand, also known for its widely distributed gift cards—available at 40,000-plus retailers worldwide—and its global network of 26,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. The company’s Workplace Wellness 365™ division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Learn more at and