The importance of Historic Thermal Towns in 21st century Europe

The EHTTA will attend in Brussels on 22nd March the event on: The importance of Historic Thermal Towns in 21st century Europe”, aiming at promoting the touristic and cultural activities of the members of both the networks.

The conference organized by Partenalia and supported by EHTTA will take place at the UE Committee of Regions from 10 am to 1 pm . This event will be holding on the occasion of the World Water Day.

The conference will thus provide the key aspects essential to the promotion and renovation of this thermal sector of activity notably via the sharing of the experience of the EHTTA and will constitute an ideal networking opportunity for members of both Partenalia and the EHTTA.  In addition to the most famous thermal towns, many European provinces have a significant potential for the development of activities in the thermal sector and for the renovation of abandoned thermal centres.

Two Presidents of Partenalia and EHTTA, Mr José Manuel Baltar Blanco and Mr Giuseppe Bellandi said: “Members of both Partenalia and the EHTTA will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss the importance of Historic Thermal Towns for European tourism and economic development and the quality of life of European citizens in 21st Europe.

Indeed, in the context of the run-up to the European elections, the towns and provinces belonging to both networks wish to highlight the significance of thermal towns for the European economy and to bolster working relations with members of the European institutions in order to provide them with real-time and bottom-up information as to the necessities of historic thermal towns and to shed light on the clear advantages of supporting this sector of European tourism and more largely of the European economy

The members of Partenalia and the EHTTA are thus united in the firm belief that thermal towns can work hand-in-hand with EU institutions to increase their economic and touristic potentials and, therefore, ensure their positions as major assets to the EU as a whole. During the conference the thermal ATLAS (project carried out by EHTTA) will be presented to the MEP and relevant stakeholders as well as the “manifesto of thermalism” will be launched at the end of the meeting