ESPA represents over 1,400 medical spas and health resorts as well as facilities for treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and health and wellness tourism in Europe. The related European market contains according to ESPA approximately 10,000 facilities. The industry employs directly and indirectly around 850,000 people and has an annual turnover of approximately 50 billion euros. This means that the European facilities are not only an essential part of national and European health services, but are also important economic contributors and offer employment.
EUROPEAN SPAS ASSOCIATION
Promoting spas and balneology in Europe
For nearly three decades, ESPA has been promoting balneology, spa medicine, wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle in Europe as a curative and preventive approach using natural remedies and education.
Explore and learn from over 1,400 medical spas, health resorts and facilities for rehabilitation and prevention in Europe
Meet, exchange ideas and make new connections with suppliers and hosted buyers from the spa business
Confirm your excellence by entering the award for the most innovative ideas and services in the health & spa industry
Showcasing quality spa services and education since 1995
The European Spas Association was founded in 1995 in Brussels as an umbrella spa industry organisation representing 20 European countries with natural remedies.
Connecting leading health resorts, spa hotels, medical spas, rehabilitation and research centres, spa operators and investors
ESPA is an umbrella industry organisation representing 20 European countries. By becoming a member of ESPA you will be able to connect with leading industry providers, cooperate in EU working groups and search for EU calls. The membership is also the perfect opportunity to promote your innovative services and products.
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ESPA Innovation Award
CELEBRATING INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN THE EUROPEAN SPA & HEALTH RESORTS INDUSTRY
The ESPA Innovation Award is an annual competition organised by the European Spas Association. Each year, it gives a voice and a prize to those, who developed new, outstanding, and more effective approaches for improving the quality of health & spa hotels and resorts.