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Blog on specialised medical spa and wellness topics

Wiesbaden, May 8, 2015 | As of now EuropeSpa offers a blog on special interest medical spa and wellness topics on this website. The blog in English language is available here. It is primarily aimed at professionals in the medical spa and wellness industry.

Apart from posts on balneology and spa medicine the blog also addresses aspects from marketing and quality management in medical spa and wellness. The first blog posts by EuropeSpa CEO Dr. Kurt von Storch are dedicated to natural local remedies and thermal water. “For us the new blog is a ...

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Wiesbaden/Afyon, April 7, 2015 | NG Afyon Wellness & Convention Hotel in Turkey has been awarded with the EuropeSpa wellness hotel certificate. It is only the second hotel to ever have received this most exacting of all EuropeSpa quality certificates. It encompasses about 1,300 different criteria. The EuropeSpa wellness hotel certificate not only considers service, security and hygiene of the hotel and its spa and wellness facilities including the treatments but also examines the surroundings of the hotel, rooms, food and kitchen, and many other quality aspects important for a relaxing stay ...

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Basics for Hotel and Spa Managers

Wiesbaden/Potsdam, December 12th 2014 | In cooperation with the  Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) the European quality management system EuropeSpa will offer a comprehensive 2-day training course about quality aspects in wellness and spa in Potsdam on March 2nd and 3rd 2015. After the course, participants will have the opportunity to pass a test in order to receive the “EuropeSpa Expert” certificate. The CEO of EuropeSpa, Dr. Kurt von Storch, will elaborate on different aspects of quality, infrastructure, safety, hygiene, wellness treatments and service ...

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EU-funded project unites thermal spa culture with Roman tradition and history

Wiesbaden/Rome, November 21, 2014 | EuropeSpa develops a criteria catalogue for the Roman Thermal Spas of Europe combining elements of quality checks on safety and hygiene with a destination check. Today the criteria catalogue was presented to all project partners in Rome. The next step is to conduct test audits among all eight partners in Europe to further refine and finalize the criteria set. It will be published to the public in the end of 2015.

“The new criteria set is an innovative product combining our ...

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First certified hotel in Greece

Wiesbaden/Edipsos, October 22, 2014 | The 5-star Thermae Sylla Hotel on the Greek island of Evia has been awarded the EuropeSpa hotel spa certificate. It is the first Greek hotel to receive the EuropeSpa quality certificate of the European Spas Association (ESPA).

The Thermae Sylla Hotel is a place where excellent spa facilities and medical wellness treatments meet world-class service. Housed in a neoclassical building dating back to the year 1897 and completely renovated, Thermae Sylla disposes of its own thermal water spring, carrying with it traces of radon ...

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Basic training for Hotel and Spa managers

Wiesbaden/Andorra, September 11th, 2014 | Following the invitation of the Andorran company Ecotècnic, EuropeSpa, the international quality system for medical spa and wellness, will offer a two-day training course about quality in wellness and spa on September 17th and 18th in Andorra. It is held in English and addresses mainly managers in spas and hotels as well as consultants. Participants will have the opportunity to pass a test after the course in order to obtain the „EuropeSpa Expert“- certificate. The course will be held on the premises of ...

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Wiesbaden/Lošinj, August 22, 2014 | Vitality Hotel Punta on the Croatian Island of Lošinj has been awarded with the EuropeSpa hotel spa certificate. It is the first provider in Croatia to obtain the Europe Spa quality certificate of the European Spas Association.

Vitality Hotel Punta is situated on an exclusive position, close to the sea, near the centuries-old port of Veli Lošinj. It offers 219 double rooms with sea or park view and 16 suites, all with sea view. The now EuropeSpa-certified Spa & Wellness areas of the hotel offer a full range of activities. Amongst them are indoor & outdoor ...

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7 tips on what to look out for in wellness

Wiesbaden, August 12, 2014 | More and more travellers are specifically looking for wellness treatments during their holidays. Not everything that is labelled as wellness actually contains wellness, as the term wellness is not protected. Based on the demanding quality criteria for medical spa and wellness the EuropeSpa quality inspectors have compiled tips for relaxing wellness holidays:

  1. Make sure that the wellness area is actually inside the hotel and that it can be reached in your swimwear. It’s not much fun if you’ve got to walk a long way!
  2. I ...
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European Spas Association (ESPA) hosts 19th annual ESPA Congress from May 20th to 23rd in Vejle, Denmark

„Expanding the Spa Experience“, that’s the motto of this year’s ESPA Congress hosted by ESPA and Visit Vejle. A combination of renowned keynote speakers and interactive workshops give participants the opportuinty to develop new ideas and share experiences.

The congress takes place in the beautifully located Hotel Vejlefjord. Perfect not only for the beauties of Vejle and surroundings but also to spend some time in Copenhagen.

For more information, plase visit the ESPA website. The ...

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“BBQ am Alex“ hosted 25 participants from 11 countries

Berlin, March 4th, 2014 | What makes up a good lomi lomi massage? Which safety measures have to be respected in the sauna area? In which way different factors have to interact in order to offer the guest a perfect wellness experience? The topics hygiene, safety and service quality in wellness facilities have been covered during a two-days training course at “BBQ am Alex“ in Berlin. Prior to the ITB, 25 participants from 11 European countries discussed and studied all relevant aspects for leading-edge quality in wellness and spa. The course ...

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