BalkanSpa Summit mission and goals

Balkan countries have a very strong common tradition and culture of spas and health resorts. On the other hand, they have always been tightly connected politically and geographically. So, starting from these points and sharing the idea with our Balkan colleagues, the BalkanSpa Summit has appeared as a need and necessity. And we all believed from the start that the BalkanSpa Summit can play an important role in the development of Balkan spa industry in general.

On the previous five BalkanSpa Summits, in Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, we have done a lot, maybe more than we expected, when we started to write a new, fascinating, and unique story about Balkan spas, 13 years ago. Every year the number of participants was larger, we established a BalkanSpa Summit with four expert centers. There are few examples in which enthusiasm of serious people gives such serious, plausible and sustainable results.

Our mission is to collect all of the common ethnic components of the Balkan countries (traditions, culture, gastronomy, music, customs, and certificates tumultuous history) by profiling them, use it for the definition, creation and promotion of new tourist product in Europe – Balkan Spas. We will succeed if we follow all the quality programs of relaxation, prevention, and rehabilitation in our spas, “packed” in an authentic and intriguing tourist package, and show the rest of the world why we are unique. And why we are together.

We must be together, to do more! Doctors, experts of tourism, economists, architects, suppliers of equipment, and cosmetics, we are all part of the same story which can be written only if we are together! Stories about us, about the Balkan and his its values. Your participation at the BalkanSpa Summit is therefore, significant and valuable, even necessary.

Attend the 7th BalkanSpa Summit

Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia, 16-18.10.2024

The BalkanSpa Summit was paused for several years for legitimate reasons, and now we want to bring it back to life. We will use this return to refresh and modernize its content in accordance with the latest trends in health tourism and balneology. We have so much in common that it can be part of a new product on the European tourism market. This new product may become known under the name “Balkan Spa”.

To ensure the quality of the product it needs to have standards which are reached through hard and joint work. That’s why BalkanSpa Summit is conceived as a place where we will exchange experiences and socialize once a year.

We also want to highlight the best in spa tourism in the Balkans and promote our experience which last for two centuries: destinations, hotels, doctors and therapists, managers, educators, medical rehabilitation programs and everything else related to spas. This is the main reason for introducing the BalkanSpa Summit Award, which we will award at each Summit. The competent jury will have a difficult and responsible task to choose the best. We hope that we have covered all segments of balneology and health tourism with award categories.

If you think the same, join us! Let’s reach the goal together – the successful promotion of all the Balkan values!

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