EuropeSpa was founded in 2006 by Dr. Kurt von Storch who still is its CEO. The headquarters of EuropeSpa med & wellness GmbH are located in Wiesbaden, a subsidiary is based in Bonn.
The company’s main purpose is to run the EuropeSpa quality system. This includes for example:
Added to this, EuropeSpa supports certified providers with purposeful (joint) marketing activities:
EuropeSpa’s history is closely connected to the European Spas Association (ESPA). In 2005, ESPA launched a quality initiative in order to provide cross-border transparency for health tourism throughout Europe. EuropeSpa was in charge of the development of quality criteria – and took the economic risks this entailed. Today, this fair cooperation and sharp distinction between association and certification company is a unique strength. The quality standards are independently administered. At the same time, the association is able to offer its members a unique quality system, which is open to all providers worldwide.