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Over 130 European Spas and Health Tourism professionals from 20 countries, gathered in Domburg (The Netherlands) to the ESPA Annual Congress and to celebration the ESPA Innovation Awards this past May.
The theme of this year's Congress, " Water & Health: A Way of Life" featured speakers from across the globe. I was very please to contribute and present for the 3rd time via video conference. There were many wonderful speakers from different disciplines (architecture, human resources, quality, marketing and science to name a few.) Click here to see the full agenda and to download the full program.
Camille Presents at ESPA Congress in The Netherlands via Video Conferencing
I always look forward to participating in the European Spa Association's Annual Congress. This is the 3rd time & while I presented via video conferencing this year, events like these are a great way to connect with industry leaders & hear content that is actionable in making your wellness-travel related business better.
My presentation this year was "The Guest Experience: 5 Key Elements Important to the Wellness Traveler!" Thank goodness for Zoom and for a wonderful coordination with the ESPA team - there were no glitches! I hope my schedule allows me to visit in person next time! Check out the festivities in the ESPA Congress postcard below. Well done & congratulations to the ESPA team, members, speakers and country hosts!
ESPA Innovation Award Recipients Announced!
The ESPA Innovation Awards reflects the ESPA aim of “to stimulate exchange of experience,
best practice and know-how”. ESPA created this Innovation Awards for destinations,
facilities or initiatives that represent “innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the
development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and
The Winners of the ESPA Innovation Awards 2018 were presented during the ESPA Annual
Congress Dinner Gala. WTW congratulates all of the awardees and recipients recongized for their work in advancing health and wellness tourism. For a full list of awardees, check out ESPA's FB page here.
Wellness Tourism Worldwide a Finalist in the ESPA Innovation Awards
Well, we would be remiss, if we didn't mention that our research was recongized. Camille Hoheb authored a chapter on wellness tourism that was peer-reviewed and published in The Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism - and that's worth celebrating!
About ESPA (European Spa Association)
The European Spas Association is an umbrella industry organisation representing 20 European countries. The European Spa Association's global objective is to promote spas and balneology in Europe and to take care that the natural remedies based on mineral water, landscape and climate will be available to as great a number of citizens and visitors as possible.
For more information, please visit and www.espacongress.eu
Wellness Tourism Worldwide is also pleased to be a media sponsor of the European Spa Association Congress 2018!