The Wellness App by Spafinder Wellness 365 Wins 2016 ISPA Innovate AwardThe Wellness App allows users, for the first time, to find, book, review and pay for spa/wellness services –and earn rewards–at an unprecedented global network of wellness providers, all from their mobile phones.
Miami, FL – August 1, 2016 – The Wellness App by Spafinder Wellness 365® has been named a winner of a 2016 International SPA Association (ISPA) Innovate Award for “Experiences.” The Wellness App allows users, for the first time, to find, book, review and pay for spa/wellness services –and earn rewards–at an unprecedented global network of wellness providers, all from their mobile phones.
To determine winners the ISPA membership reviewed award submissions from candidates around the globe and cast their votes for the ideas they found most innovative in four categories: experiences, philanthropic initiatives products and treatments.
“We are highly honored to receive this prestigious Award from ISPA,” said Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® COO John Bevan. “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 vast network of over 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,” said Lynne McNees, president, International SPA Association. “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 breaks new ground in introducing a first-of-its-kind payment platform and is considered the most advanced universal mobile payments technology for the wellness industry. The App is available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play. To download, visit www.spafinder.com/thewellnessapp.
About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world's largest marketing, gifting, incentives and rewards company for the wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With over 25,000 wellness partners worldwide, including wellness travel destinations; fitness, yoga and Pilates studios; spas and salons; plus access to 6,000 massage therapists through Zeel's on-demand massage services, millions of people find the resources and inspiration to keep well every day via Spafinder Wellness 365® websites and The Wellness App, winner of a 2016 ISPA Innovate Award. The company’s widely distributed gift/wellness cards are available online and at 40,000-plus retailers worldwide, as well as through corporate incentive/rewards programs. Visit spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.