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ESPA European Spas Association
MAY/2018
WELCOME TO THE XXIII CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SPAS ASSOCIATION
Domburg (Holland), 23-25 May
The best sustainable coastal destination worldwide invites to the congress of the European Spa Association 23-25
The best sustainable coastal destination worldwide invites to the congress of the European Spas Association
The congress is already booked by representatives of Spa destinations, businesses and other health tourism partners from twenty four countries. Announcement of speakers is the best motivation for the last call of registration. We would like to introduce Mr. Bernard Dewit, Secretary General of OBOR and Mr. Kris Hoet, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Innovation at FCB Global.
A ROYAL NIGHT OUT with ESPA
Municipality of Domburg invites all ESPA Congress participants for a perfect evening at the beautiful Bath Pavilion. A location with a very rich history. Since 1889 here you could find the blooming artist circle and also the rich local nobility, Russian princes and German princesses. They came to this mondaine resort to enjoy the healthy sea air in Domburg.

The European nobility also came to Domburg to visit the famous Dr. Metzger. He treated many spa tourist and is seen as the founder of the current physical therapy. Located directly on the beach, this is the ideal setting for a royal night out! In addition to a delicious meal and musical entertainment the ESPA Innovation Awards Ceremony will take place during this evening. Who goes home with one of these a desirable awards?! Join us and find out!

Cycling with the mayor, warm up for the ESPA congress
Cycling with the mayor, warm up for the ESPA congress
Visiting the Netherlands there is actually no escape... You have to get on a bike to explore the area like the Dutch do!
Rob van de Zwaag mayor of the Municipality of Veere personally invites you to join him for a nice guided cycling tour on 23 May at 6.30 pm, prior to the get together diner, for a first introduction to beautiful surroundings and the lovely village of Domburg.
Invitation for treatments with light therapy, photon therapy and magnetic field therapy
Experience an innovative treatment with light therapy, photon therapy and magnetic field therapy. Medical instruments are used to produce the nature identical energy of these therapies.
What happens during a treatment? The human body absorbs the energy and uses this to restore the complete health condition. The treatments are free of charge because of a special arrangement for ESPA participants.

   News
Siyka Katsarova, new president of BUBSPA (Bulgarian Union of Balneology and SPA Tourism) – Bulgaria
Siyka Katsarova, new president of BUBSPA (Bulgarian Union of Balneology and SPA Tourism)
Bulgaria
ESPA member, Bulgaria - BUBSPA board has elected his new president on 27th March 2018. We are very pleased to congratulate our long-time ESPA Vice-President, and member of the Managing Board, Ms. Siyka Katsarova for her great approval and to her full support in the National Association.
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Victor Leal, elected new president of ATP (Associação das Termas de Portugal) – Portugal
Victor Leal, elected new president of ATP (Associação das Termas de Portugal)
Portugal
ESPA member, Portugal - ATP board has elected his new president on 20th April, for the next 3 years term (2018-2020).
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The Serbian resort Vrnjačka Banja is the newest member of the destination network Roman Thermal Spas of Europe
The Serbian resort Vrnjačka Banja is the newest member of the destination network Roman Thermal Spas of Europe
The mayor of Vrnjačka Banja, Boban Djurovic, emphasized that this is an important step towards Europe for the region. Vrnjačka Banja is Serbia’s most popular resort with some 810.000 overnight stays 2017. Vrnjačka Banja has a spa tradition of more than 2000 years. The use of the town’s thermal waters can be traced back to the Roman Age. The town offers both a medical spa facility as well as a modern wellness facility along with several spas in 3- and 4-Star hotels.
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   Events - SAVE-THE-DATE
ISMH World Congress in Portugal (Amarante), 10-13 June
ISMH World Congress in Portugal (Amarante)
10-13 June 2018
This important scientific event will be organized by the Portuguese Society of Medical Hydrology and will gather the ISMH Congress with the National Medical Hydrology Congresses of both Portugal and Spain.
Termatalia in Brasil (Iguazu)
Termatalia in Brasil (Iguazu)
12-15 September 2018
After the latest editions held in Mexico, Argentina and Peru. All the Fairs in Latin-America show that there is a great demand for spas, clinics, aesthetics and cosmetics equipment, but above all, for training throughout Latin America for the development of Thermal Tourism and Wellness.
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SPA-CE in Slovenia (Portoroz) - 21-24 October 2018
SPA-CE in Slovenia (Portoroz)
21-24 October 2018
SPA-CE is the only trade show for health tourism in Europe. Save the date and be part of this excellent trade show on a very attractive location - Lifeclass Portorož, Slovenia. Unlike exhibiting at various fairs, the core of the SPA-CE event is a series of pre-scheduled appointments between providers and the buyers of services. The event is not open to the general public and the stress is on optimum utilisation of time.
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