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FEB/2018
   SPECIAL ISSUE - ITB BERLIN
ITB BERLIN 2018
ITB BERLIN 2018
7th-11th
March 2018


ESPA activities on ITB
The countdown to the 52nd ITB Berlin from 7 to 11 March 2018 has begun: many of the halls at the World's Largest Travel Trade Show are already fully booked. Altogether, the show's management expects around 10,000 exhibitors and organisations from over 180 countries and some 110,000 trade visitors to attend the 26 halls on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.
MEDICAL TOURISM PRESENTATION CORNER
The huge prospects that medical tourism has to offer the global tourism industry will be highlighted at ITB Berlin.
The Medical Presentation Corner is part of the Medical Tourism Pavilion in a separated area at ITB Berlin (Hall 21.B / 214). Medical tourism suppliers have the opportunity to showcase visual product presentations (e.g. powerpoint presentation) to an audience of up to 50 people during the trade visitor days from Wednesday, March 7 - Friday, March 9, 2018.

"Spa guests and medicine tourists from the Arabian gulf states and Russia - market analysis from Baden-Baden" Ms. Goertz-Meissner - President of the German Spas Association (Mar 7th - 15th).

"Forest and its potential for health / healing forest - an innovation from the ITB partner region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern"
Ms. Dr. Karin Lehrmann - Imperial Baths Usedom Island (March 7th - 15h30).

"Epidemiological Survey on Balneotherapy and Reimbursment of the Medical Spa Care Services"
Mr. João Pinto Barbosa - Head of Executive Committee of the European Spas Association (March 8th - 13h30)

"Assessing the economic impact of spa treatments"
Mr. Claude-Eugene Bouvier - Secretary General of CNETh - Conseil National des Etablissements Thermaux (France) (March 8th - 14h)

"New positioning of the Bavarian spas & health resorts - the brand process "healthy Bavaria"
Mr. Thomas Jahn - Head of Marketing of the German Spas Association (March 8th - 14h30).

Hosted Buyer workshop - Market focus: China/USA
Partnerships in European Tourism is an EU initiative aimed at supporting EU tourism businesses and operators wishing to expand their businesses into the Chinese and US markets - organisation of B2B matchmaking and other promotional events alongside international fairs. On the morning of Wednesday 7th March also ESPA delegates will participate in a B2B matchmaking workshop, offering pre-assigned appointments between China/US operator buyers and European suppliers. ESPA will engage in business meetings this year for the first time.

www.eutravelpartnerships.org/events/berlin-tuesday-6th-march-2018-4/
Roman Thermals Spas of Europe
Roman Thermal Spas at the stand of the European Commission
The Roman Thermals Spas of Europe are going to be an exclusive partner at the stand of the European Commission at this year’s ITB trade show in Berlin. The world's leading travel trade show takes place from March 7th to 11th. Guests and partners of the network are cordially invited to visit the stand in Hall 18/104.

Quhep - Workshop 'Health-Tourism: a look into the future'
Quhep - Workshop "Health-Tourism: a look into the future"
ITB Berlin at Ibis Hotel
7 March 2018, (2:30pm - 4pm)
What are the future trends in health tourism 2018?
Ms Claudia Wagner (Fit-Reisen) will inform about this during the event of Quality in Health Prevention e.V. This year partner of this workshop is the Heilsustofnun Clinic in Iceland. The Marketing Director and professional Chef Ingi Þór Jónsson will report on therapies with volcanic mud and hot springs.
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The 2nd edition of ENSPA - European Natural Spas Conference
Bulgaria's Health Tourism Workshop on ITB with the Bulgarian Minister of Tourism
Breite Strasse 29 - Berlin (Germany)
6 March, 3pm - 5pm
The Bulgarian Minister of Tourism, Mrs Nikolina Angelkova will present in the cooperation of BUBSPA and the German-Bulgarian Industry and Commercial Chamber on 6th of March evening Health tourism, as one of the new perspective of Bulgaria. The workshop aims to present the new face of the Bulgarian Tourism - 4 seasons Health Tourism/ Experience Medical SPA and Wellness in Bulgaria. Participants of the event are German PR specialist and experts, German tour-operators specialized in the medical spa and spa tourism and Insurance companies.
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International EuropeSpa Training course
International EuropeSpa Training course
Berlin - Potsdam (Germany)
5-6 March
What distinguishes a good spa? Which challenges in hygiene, safety and infrastructure need to be met? What does good service mean in the spa business? Which mistakes should be avoided? These and many other important questions will be answered during our unique 2-day Course on "Quality in Wellness and Spa".
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   ESPA CONGRESS 2018
ESPA Congress 2018
Invitation to the XXIII Congress of the European Spas Association
23rd-25th May 2018
Domburg (The Netherlands)
Domburg is the oldest seaside resort of Zeeland. A natural and healthy environment Seawater, sea air, climate and soil products all play a role in the health region status Domburg has.

   ESPA Innovation Awards 2018
ESPA Innovation Awards 2018
Celebrating Innovation and Evolution in the European Spa & Health Resort industry
The 5th edition of the Gala of the ESPA Innovation Awards will be celebrated in Domburg, The Netherlands, on the 24th of May 2018, during the ESPA Congress.

   News & Events
8th Health Tourism Industry Conference
8th HTI - Health Tourism Industry Conference
Zagreb (Croatia)
1-3 March 2018
HTI is the largest European event gathering medical, thermal and wellness tourism professionals, and the meeting place for more than 300 international attendees, 50 lecturers and 40 "buyers", accessible through pre-arranged meetings and open to create new business opportunities.
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Spa business part of the Hotel Business Forum in Minsk
Spa business part of the Hotel Business Forum in Minsk
Minsk (Belarus)
15-16 February 2018
On 15-16th February, the first Belarussian Hotel Management Company PHC and Hoteliers and restaurateurs Club of Belarus have arranged the biggest hospitality oriented event in Belarus - also ESPA Secretary General Ms. Csilla Mezösi was present in Minsk, where experts from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev and other European countries were invited to share their experience and knowledge with hotel owners and managers from Belarussian hospitality industry.
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   MARKET RESEARCH
RLA's 5th International Wellness and Spa Tourism Monitor 2017
RLA's IWSTM 2017 looks at how travel and tourism contributes to the operation and success of wellness and spa facilities and venues. Global trends and operational performance are also analysed in the assessment. The report that will be prepared based on the results will feature the geographical specialties and how wellness and spa operations may differ in terms of performance, guest mix and development alternatives.

You are kindly invited to take part in this survey
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Data collecting until the end of March.
Report: end of April
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