August 8, 2018

Call for Independent Experts (2018-2021): Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe certification and regular evaluation cycles

Pursuant Resolution CM/Res(2013)67, the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) shall update every three years its list of eligible independent experts who may be asked to provide opinions on the award of the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification […]
July 9, 2018

EHTTA welcomes new member Clermont Auvergne Métropole

On the occasion of the EHTTA general assembly, Clermont Métropole (France) was welcomed as an associated member. The territory is centered on the city of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France. It is most known for its exceptional setting, with the volcanoes and in particular the Puy de Dôme. Clermont Auvergne Métropole […]
June 20, 2018

EHTTA at the Training Academy of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe – Yuste, Spain, 12th-15th June 2018

EHTTA attended the last Training Academy on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe hosted in the Royal Monastry of Yuste and Palace of Charles V, in Cuacos de Yuste (Extremadura), Spain, from 12 to 15 June. The working session was introduced by Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of […]
June 19, 2018

The European Route of Historic Thermal Towns launches new website, 30th May, 2018

On the occasion of its Spring General Assembly 2018 the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns managed by the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) has launched its new website on www.ehtta.eu. Optimized with responsive design and therefore adaptive to all mobile devices the route’s image has an attractive new […]
June 19, 2018

EHTTA’s 2018 Spring General Assembly held in Azerbaijan, 28th May – 2nd June, 2018

Premier for the European Historic Thermal Towns Association: for the first time a general assembly was held in the Eastern part of the network, in Azerbaijan. Hosted in Galaalti, EHTTA members from all over Europe met for three days from May 30 to June 1, 2018 for the association’s spring […]
July 17, 2017
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Europa Nostra UK Annual Meeting, Bath, 13th-15thSeptember, 2017

Europa Nostra UK, in association with the City of Bath World Heritage Site and the European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), is holding its 2017 meeting in Bath from 13th until 15th September. The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), certified by the Council of Europe, is for the first […]
June 27, 2017
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EHTTA welcomes the Brazilian town of Poços de Caldas as its first overseas member

Acknowledging the influence of European spa culture beyond its continental boundaries, the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns of the Council of Europe has make a step forward on its international relations by welcoming the entrance of the Brazilian town of Poços de Caldas as new member
May 10, 2017
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EHTTA at the European Heritage Alliance 3.3

The European Association of Historic Thermal Towns participated in the meeting of the Alliance on 27 April in BOZAR, Brussels. The event brought together members of this international platform in order to explore new paths of cooperation between organizations towards the celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. […]
March 27, 2017

Stefano Dominioni, Director, European Institute of Cultural Routes, “Channels of Dialogue”

The European Route of HIstoric Thermal Towns is one of over 30 Routes certified by the Council of Europe, all based ion themes whic are central to the cultural heritage of Europe.  The Cultural Route Programme  was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987 with the Route of Santiago […]
March 16, 2017
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 HTI Conference in Croatia a great success for EHTTA

On February 29th a delegation of the European European Historical Thermal Towns Association attended the 7th HTI Conference in Rovinj, Croatia. This meeting point for the health tourism industry, the largest event of this kind in Central and Southeast Europe, welcomed EHTTA representatives in order to showcase the best practices […]
February 22, 2017
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The European Route of Historic Thermal Town at the 7th HTI conference in Croatia

The European Association of Historic Thermal Towns (EHTTA) will attend for the second time the HTI (Health Tourism Industry) conference that will take place in the beautiful city of Rovinj, Croatia, between February 28th and March 2nd. More than 30 European spa destinations will be represented by EHTTA at this […]
January 25, 2017
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First 2017 EHTTA meeting in Enghien-les-Bains: Ready to celebrate 30th anniversary of the Council of Europe Routes Programme

The first Executive Council meeting of the European Association of Historic Thermal Towns took place between 18th – 19th January in Enghien-les-Bains (France). Participants had the opportunity to attend a fundraising workshop focused on EU Structural Funds, brainstorming potentials projects that may contribute to boost EHTTA’s labour on the safeguarding […]
January 2, 2017

EHTTA at Les Thermalies, the leading event for water and well-being in France

The European Historical Thermal Towns Association will hold a press event at Le Carrousel du Louvre on January 19th The European Historical Thermal Towns Association, responsible for the eponymous Cultural Route certified by the Council of Europe, will take part in Les Thermalies, one of the leading professional event dedicated […]
November 9, 2016
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EHTTA ready to make a splash in WTM London

The stories, buildings, culture, festivals and healing mineral-water springs integral to European thermal heritage will be showcased for the first time at the World Travel Market fair to be held in London on 7-9 November. The European Historic Thermal Towns Association, responsible for the European Cultural Route of Thermal Towns of the Council of Europe, will have a pod at the WTM Wellness Lounge, a dedicated area for the spa industry, which is open to visitors on the 9th November.
October 18, 2016
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EHTTA General Assembly in Salsomaggiore Terme

The impressive Nouveau building of Berzieri Spa, in Salsomaggiore Terme - one of the most famous spas of Italy, will be the venue chosen for the next General Assembly of the European Historic Thermal Towns Association on October 19th. Delegates from member spa towns will attend this two-days meeting, a great opportunity for networking and sharing experiences but also to follow up last news on the development of EHHTA work programme.
October 4, 2016
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Termatalia México & SEET 2016 in Serbia – EHTTA takes European Thermal Heritage all over the world

The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) took part last week in two important  worldwide tourism exhibitions:  the International Exhibition of Thermal Tourism, Health and Wellness Termatalia,  in Coahuila, Mexico; and the 6th Business  Conference “'Tourism Market of Southeast Europe - SEET 2016'', in Belgrade, Serbia.  The Association was invited in order to bring its expertise in managing a cultural route certified by the Council of Europe that comprises almost 40 destinations in 13 different countries.  Two great opportunities in terms of visibility, allowed the Association not only to exchange and learn about experiences of health tourism in South America, Asia and Europe, but also to meet and share its passion and understanding of Europe’s unique thermal spa culture with a great number of experts and stakeholders.

 

September 16, 2016
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EHTTA gains political support for thermal heritage in Europe

MEPS from Italy, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Croatia or Portugal, among others, attended last 15th September a meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg where the European Historic Thermal Towns (EHTTA) had the opportunity to present its work as a Cultural Route certified by the Council of Europe. The international non-profit association introduced its latest project, the Thermal Atlas; a ambitious initiative on the study of European thermal culture developed by EHTTA Scientific Committee.
September 11, 2016
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Brochure showcases the best of EHTTA and the Cultural Route to MEPs in Strasbourg

EHTTA, the European Historic Thermal Towns Association is delighted to be launching its new brochure at a presentation for MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg next week. This presentation will be an opportunity to launch EHTTA new brochure, showing the versatility, creativity and aspirations of this international non-profit association. […]
September 1, 2016
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The European Historic Thermal Towns Association meets the Fruit Fair in Caldas da Rainha

Between  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.
July 22, 2016
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EHTTA presentation on European Thermal Heritage at EU Parliament in Strasbourg

The key role that historic thermal towns should play in the construction of a European tourism destination committed with sustainable development, culture and well being will be discussed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg next 15th September. The European Association of Historic Thermal Towns is organizing a presentation hosted by […]
July 21, 2016
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EHTTA strengthen cooperation with ESPA in the promotion of thermal tourism

At the EHTTA Executive Council held in Paris on September 30th, representatives from this network had the opportunity to meet delegates from the new board of the European Spas Association(ESPA), in order to explore new opportunities for a future partnership.
May 24, 2016
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EHTTA members among the candidates for Great Spas of Europe!

Congratulations to the members of EHTTA which have been proposed for the serial transnational World Heritage nomination for the “Great Spas of Europe”! Since the idea was first proposed in 2010, the members of the International Steering Group, and the International Working Group for the Great Spas of Europe project […]
April 11, 2016
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EHTTA General Assembly in Karlovy Vary

  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 […]
March 18, 2016

EHTTA’s Celebration@Sources on World Water Day

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February 17, 2016

EHTTA at the HTI Conference in Vienna

EHTTA, the European Historic Thermal Towns Association is delighted to announce that it will be taking part in the HTI (Health Tourism Industry) Conference in Vienna. Recognised as one of the largest events in Central and Southern Europe, the HTI Conference, brings together over 300 top executives from the global […]
January 26, 2016

European Association at Thermalies in Paris

Last week (21-24 Jan) the European Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), which manages the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns took part in the Thermalies Fair at the Carrousel du Louvre. Now in its 33rd year, the Thermalies exhibition is probably the most important annual health and wellness event in France, […]
December 23, 2015

The European Route of Historical Thermal Towns at the Louvre!

The European Route of Historical Thermal Towns at the Louvre in the framework of the 33rd edition of the Thermalies Fair the EHTTA network showcases the Route to the greater public. The European Route of Historical Thermal Towns will be present at Thermalies Fair at the Carrousel du Louvre from […]
November 18, 2015

EHTTA General Assembly and Cafe of Europe Bursa

The City of Bursa (Turkey) hosted the General Assembly of the European Historic Towns Associations, recognized as Council of Europe Cultural Route since 2009. The ancient capital of the Ottoman Empire is located on a stretch of the Silk Road and has a 1500 year historical thermal background. In this international context, two days of meetings, events and study visits took place from 19 to 21 October.

November 18, 2015

The case study of the Route of Historic Thermal Towns

The Final Dissertation in Innovation in cultural products by Mrs Jennifer Gaeta a student from the ALMA MATER STUDIORUM   University of Bologna – School of Economics Management and Statistic Campus Rimini – Second Cycle Degree programme in Tourism Economics and Management The dissertation: Building Europe as a unique destination: The challenge […]
April 13, 2015

Invitation to the press conference

Invitation to the press conference presenting the European Association of Historic Thermal Towns at the European Parliament (04/15/2015 – 09: 00 AM)   Communiqué de Presse Press Release Invitation à la conférence de presse Invitation to the press conference Declaration (EN) Declaration (FR)   The European Association of Historic Thermal […]
December 9, 2014

Salsomaggiore Terme hosts the European Thermal Towns Exhibition

Salsomaggiore hosts the Exhibition of the European Thermal Towns Association, a network that joins Salsomaggiore Terme together with other 30 thermal European cities, such as Vichy, Bath, Baden Baden, Spa, Budapest and the Italians Montecatini Terme, Acqui Terme and Fiuggi. From the 2nd until the 24th of December, appealing photos […]
December 2, 2014

THE BAKU CULTURAL ROUTES FORUM 2014 – RESULTS

“Council of Europe cultural routes: cultural tourism for intercultural dialogue and social stability”. The 2014 Council of Europe Cultural Routes Advisory Forum was co-organised by the Ministry for Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) and the European Institute of […]
November 27, 2014

Press release meeting EHTTA – MP Silvia Costa – 4th November 2014

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March 28, 2014

Celebration@Sources Acqui Terme 2014 Promo

CONCORSO FOTOGRAFICO #CELEBRATIONSOURCESACQUITERME2014 Durante la manifestazione e per tutta la giornata del 22 Marzo Acqui Terme e la sua storia diventeranno il set di un avvincente concorso fotografico. La partecipazione è gratuita, a mezzo facebook.  L’iscrizione prevede unicamente la pubblicazione delle immagini sul proprio account facebook indicando come hashtag #CELEBRATIONSOURCESACQUITERME2014. […]
January 17, 2014

The Route des Villes d’Eaux du Massif Central promotes EHTTA and SOURCE

Click here for “The Route des Villes d’Eaux du Massif Central promotes EHTTA and SOURCE”
December 19, 2013

“Via Francigena and the Pilgrimage Ways” Magazine

The Delegate General Michel Thomas Penette gave a speech on the EHTTA and the Cafè of Europe at launch event of the latest issue of “Via Francigena and the Pilgrimage Ways” Magazine took place on Thursday 12th December at the prestigious seat of the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris. […]
December 19, 2013

Speech by Giuseppe Bellandi, Mayor of Montecatini Terme, as new EHTTA president

Dear friends, It’s with great pleasure and honour that I accept the candidacy to the EHTTA presidency and I thank you for the confidence you granted me. We will continue working together to achieve new goals and face European challenges, aware of the force that this important network we established […]
March 15, 2013
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SOURCES OF CULTURE: THE CAFÉS OF EUROPE

The historic thermal towns are recognised as major modern and forward-looking European cultural operators.
December 11, 2012

The Route of Spa Towns in the Massif Central and EHTTA at the 25th Forum of Cultural Routes in Colmar

EHTTA was present at the Council of Europea Annual Advisory Forum of Cultural Routes, held in Colmar, France between 22-23 November 2012. The Forum was attended by around 130 people, representing the 24 certified routes and new projects, member states of the Enlarged Partial Agreement, other international organisations (EU, UNESCO, […]
November 14, 2012
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L’Itinéraire Européen des Villes Thermales Historiques au Salon Européen du Patrimoine Culturel

L’Itinéraire Européen des Villes Thermales Historiques sera présent au prestigieux Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel au Carrousel du Louvre du 8 au 11 novembre (stand A24) Le Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel est une nouvelle occasion pour présenter l’Itinéraire Européen des Villes Thermales Historiques au public. Dans le cadre du […]
September 12, 2012

Council of Europe Cultural Routes Summer Seminar 3-7 September 2012

Council of Europe Cultural Routes Summer Seminar 3-7 September 2012
September 12, 2012

Letter from the Managing Director No. 1

Letter from the new managing director, Michel Thomas-Penette, about the recent activity in our network
June 15, 2012

The EHTTA at the event “Crossroads of Europe” – Cultural and religious routes 6th – 10th June 2012

The EHTTA at the event “Crossroads of Europe” –  Cultural and religious routes 6th – 10th June 2012
April 6, 2012

25 thermal towns choose their european strategy in Bath

Looking back into history, water cures are linked to religious ceremonies. That which is true of the Greeks, celebrating their athletes is also true of the Romans who spread the practice from the center of Italy throughout the entire Empire. The idea of the purifying nature of thermal baths can […]
November 29, 2011

Press release – Re-election of Mr Corne

Press release – Re-election of Mr Corne   CP Réélection C  Corne
October 17, 2011

International days of thermalism 16 – 18 November 2011

Rencontres nationales du Thermalisme – Evian 16 – 18 Novembre 2011 International days of thermalism 16 – 18 November 2011 http://www.federationthermale.org/rencontres-nationales/fr/programme.php   Photogalleries   http://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlb2VLV3J3NUkxZXNUQw?cid=tx-02002207340200000000&s=19102   http://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlb2VDTk0zS3JMbjhUQw?cid=tx-02002207340200000000&s=19102    
May 11, 2011

The EHTTA at the European Conference on Tourism: “Sustainable and responsible tourism as a contributor to quality of life” in Budapest

The Hungarian Presidency of the EU Council has invited the European Route of Historical Thermal Towns, to the European Conference on Tourism entitled: “Sustainable and responsible tourism as a contributor to quality of life” (http://www.tourism2011budapest.eu/en/program.php), scheduled in Budapest on 12th and 13th May. The conference will focus on the issue […]
January 3, 2011

LES THERMALIES : Le Salon de l’eau e du Bien être

From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd January 2011 300 exhibitors specialising in Thalassotherapy, Thermalism and Spa Therapy will be on show at the Carrousel du Louvre divided up into 6 theme-based-exhibition-areas to enable you to experience a Health & Well-Being event that is unique in France. ParisCarousel du Louvrehttp://www.thermalies.com/ Du […]
November 22, 2010

Press release of Mr. Corne, E.H.T.T.A. President

La ville de Vichy idéalement située sur les rives de l’Allier a été choisie pour accueillir les Journées d’Automne du Thermalisme qui se dérouleront les 25 et 26 novembre 2010 au sein du Palais des Congrès Opéra, classé Monument Historique. Soyez persuadé que je me réjouis très sincèrement de ce […]
November 3, 2010

The European cultural thermal Routes becomes reality

  The Council of Europe officially awarded the “European  Route of  Historical and Thermal Towns” with the label of “European Cultural Route”,  on 25th  November 2010 in Vichy; Mr Corne, President of the EHTTA had the honour to receive this important achievement. The ceremony took place within the “Journées d’ […]
September 2, 2010

Les Journées d’Automne du Thermalisme – 25 / 26 November 2010 – VICHY (France)

On 25 and 26 November 2010, the actors of French and European thermalism will meet at the Palais des Congrès – Opéra of Vichy (Allier – France) on the occasion of “les Journées d’Automne du Thermalisme”. This event intends to bring a response to the question concerning the adaptation of […]
August 26, 2010

European Tourism Day – Brussels, 27th September 2010

European Tourism DayBrussels, 27th September 2010Charlemagne Building – Room GASPDraft Program   08:30 – 09:00 Registration   09:00 – 09:20 Official Opening Address speech by Vice-President Antonio Tajani and Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou   09:20 10:40 Session IEuropean Cultural Itineraries: a Trans-European Cultural Tourism Model?Chair: Ms. Françoise Hetto-Gaasch, Minister for Tourism, […]