The next General Assembly of the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) will be held on April 14th in Karlovy Vary at the Hotel Imperial, one of Europe’s most impressive spa hotels, built in 1912. An international delegation of 50 delegates from nearly 30 member spa towns will attend this event, held over 2 days, and comprising the General Assembly, workshops on tourism and communication and a study tour of the Czech Golden Triangle of thermal spa towns.
EHTTA, which represents nearly 40 spa towns and regions across Europe holds its General Assemblies twice a year in order to network between the members and to further develop its work programme. These meetings are also an opportunity to learn more about member towns, and EHTTA is particularly pleased to be able to go on a study tour on this occasion, to learn more about the spa towns of Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně and Loket – and area known as the “Spa Triangle”.
President of EHTTA and Mayor of Montecatini Terme, Mr Giuseppe Bellandi said: “This is EHTTA’s first visit to the Czech Republic and to the Karlovy Vary Region, and I am very pleased that the Association is able to hold a General Assembly here in one of Europe’s most famous spa towns. We are looking forward to finding out more about the region and its heritage during our study visit, particularly about the many sources of water which made the region so popular for spa visitors. We are grateful to the Mayors of Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně , and all the staff of the Municipality who have worked so hard to make EHTTA’s visit here a success.”
This is an exciting time for the Association, as EHTTA will welcome several new members during the General Assembly, and will discuss several more applications for membership.