The workshop organized by EHTTA and several partners on “Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism” took place in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal) on 11th January.
The event focused on the latest research regarding cultural tourism and the role of the thermal towns of Europe as pioneers in this issue.
The programm also included a special presentation about the concept of the atlas (EHTTA project), and a Geographic Information System to measure and manage tourism impacts.
An application for European funding was prepared at this occasion.
Thirty experts in hydrotherapy, from nine countries, members and partners of the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (Ehtta), were gathered in Caldas da Rainha.
The aim of this meeting was to exchange and gather ideas that contribute to work on an application for European funds for the development of a Thermal Atlas in Europe.
The proposal for this application, will be presented in Brussels on 14 March.
Mondariz (Spain), Bath (in the United Kingdom) and Caldas da Rainha were the first cities to integrate the initiative.