Global Spa Economy Estimated at $255 Billion a Year
SpaFinder Gift Voucher and Card Sales Reflect Surging Market
Spas and spa treatments are playing a significant role in our lives – helping to combat stress and addressing a general desire for well-being. The impact of “spa” on the general economy had never been measured until last month when the first-ever Global Spa Economy Report was released. The report found that the industry is worth more than $250 billion globally and the UK market alone is worth over $1.7 billion.
SpaFinder’s global spa gifting programme is the largest in the world, accepted in 65 countries and by more than 4,000 spas.
SpaFinder’s UK Gift Cards, launched in October 2006, have reflected the growth of the industry. “Spa gifting is big business in the UK – and SpaFinder Gift Cards consistently rank as top sellers in all the retailers and are number one in the experience card category,” said Kevin Turnbull, SpaFinder Europe’s chief executive.
“As the interface between spas and consumers, SpaFinder’s mission is to introduce consumers to a spa experience through our gift voucher and gift card programmes,” continued Turnbull. “Once they’ve had a spa experience, they usually end up as spa customers for life.”
The world’s largest spa media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning Spafinder.com, SpaFinder Lifestyle and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. SpaFinder Gift Vouchers and Cards are redeemable at over 4,000 spas and salons worldwide and are available at thousands of retail outlets.
SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programmes, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan with offices in Europe and Japan.
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