SpaFinder launched a free iPhone app that enables travelers to use the smartphone's GPS features to find a nearby spa, access maps, directions and user reviews, check availability and make appointments.
In a sort of in-your-facial message to the competition, SpaFinder claims its app is "the first-ever iPhone app that allows users to find nearby spas and deals, check the real-time availability of appointments, and book a reservation instantly."
Users of the mobile device can use the app to query SpaFinder's database of more than 5,000 day and destination spas. Consumers can search by price, deals and treatment types, the company says.
Booking capabilities are in play for more than 1,000 of the spas in the U.S., and expanding that functionality to spas in other regions is on the company's agenda, SpaFinder says.
SpaFinder has tied the iPhone app into SpaFinder's loyalty program.
When app users book their reservations, they earn SpaFinder Rewards Points, which can be redeemed for gift cards good at more than 5,000 spas around the globe.