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ScoopIt is a news service curated by the former Delegate General of EHTTA and former Director of the Institute of Cultural Routes, Mr Michel Thomas-Penette. He scans the news around the spa towns of Europe and collects them into a themed, constantly changing newsletter, full of interesting information on the culture and heritage of the EHTTA members. Please do check in on this service regularly, as it is an amazing resource!

The European Historic Thermal Towns Association meets the Fruit Fair in Caldas da Rainha PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:25
Caldas presentationBetween  19 and 28 August  EHTTA member Caldas da Rainha (Portugal) held the Frutos Fair 2016, one of  its  most popular festivals during the year. The European Historic Thermal Towns  was invited to join this event that celebrates  the best of regional horticulture industry and local cuisine, offering cookings, demonstrations, workshops but also music and family entertainment. Committed to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and wellbeing, the fair featured a health&wellbeing space where EHTTA had  an information stand, showcasing the wide and rich spa culture this Association promotes across Europe.

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On Saturday 27th an  EHTTA representative participated in a seminar focused on thermalism, thermal heritage and sustainable tourism, open to local authorities, journalists and the general public.  Participants included representatives from Caldas da Rainha city council, European Spas Association (ESPA) and National Portuguese Association of Spas, all of whom had the opportunity to discuss Directive UE n.24/2011 (on the application of patient's rights in cross-border healthcare) along with other related topics. EHTTA recents projects were also presented, together with an extended invitation for next network upcoming event at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, scheduled for the 15th September.  This panel also served as an announcement for the EHTTA General Assembly which will be held in Caldas da Rainha in Spring 2017.

Autumn 2016 - a busy calendar for EHTTA!

 

Frutos Fair event has just kicked off a busy calendar of meetings and activities where the European Historic Thermal Towns Association will be participating for the next two months...take a look and save the date! We will be posting further information for each one.

  • 15 September: EHTTA presentation at the EU Parliament (Strasbourg, France)
  • 22-23 September: Training on fundraising for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (Luxembourg)
  • 28 September: 6th Business Conference - South East Europe Tourism – SEET2016 (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 29 September-1 October: TERMATALIA 2016 16th International Exhibition on Thermal Tourism, Health and Wellness (Coahuila, Mexico)
  • 19-20 October – EHTTA General Assembly (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy)
  • 21-22 October: OMTh International Congress Spa Business in the 3rd Millennium , (Levico Terme, Italy)
  • 26-28 October: 6th Advisory Forum “Expanding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: challenges and opportunities” (Vilnius, Lithuania)
 
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