The European Route of Historic Thermal Town at the 7th HTI conference in Croatia


The European Association of Historic Thermal Towns (EHTTA) will attend for the second time the HTI (Health Tourism Industry) conference that will take place in the beautiful city of Rovinj, Croatia, between February 28th and March 2nd. More than 30 European spa destinations will be represented by EHTTA at this prestigious event, one the largest meeting for the spa industry in Central and Southern Europe: an excellent opportunity to showcase their unique historic and cultural heritage, along with their healing mineral-water springs.


On March, 1st EHTTA will hold a dedicated session in the framework of the HTI conference, introducing this network, which runs the Council of Europe’s Cultural Route of Historic Thermal Spa Towns, as its latest projects for the promotion and safeguarding of European thermalism. The forum will be conducted by LUCA BRUSCHI, International relationships and Communitarian policies at EHTTA, and MARCEL MEDAK, Director ar Daruvar Thermal Spa and President of the Health Tourism Clouster of Croatia. EHTTA Scientific Committee Vice-president MARIO CRECENTE will present the Thermal Atlas of Europe, an exciting project to map and document all the spa towns and thermal resources across Europe. The Mayor of Krapinske Toplica (Croatia), ERNEST SVAŽIĆ will also take part in this session.


During the 3-days event, the EHTTA wil have an exhibition stand at the hotel Lone in Rovinj, so visitors can establish further contact with the association.


The EHTTA was created in 2009 in Brussels, and soon after, in 2010 was designated responsible for the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns of the Council of Europe. It features some of the most important spa cities across the continent, including Daruvar (Croatia) Spa (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Vichy and Evian (France), Montecatini and Acqui Terme (Italy), Baden-Baden (Germany), Bursa (Turkey) or and Loutra Pozar (Greece), a few among its 38 members in 13 European countries. The aims of this European network are to obtain recognition for the innovative and cultural qualities of European spa towns at the European Union level, in order to develop a new plan for the tourist sector by encouraging cross-border tourism. EHTTA also encourages the economic development of spa towns and the safeguarding of their cultural and built heritage through exchanges of experience and good practices at European level.

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