20-09-2017 - University of Vigo and Verín City Council will create the "Verín Chair of Mineral-Medicinal Waters"

The mayor of Verín, Gerardo Seoane, and the vice-rector of the University of Vigo, Virxilio Rodríguez, reached today an agreement for the creation of "Verín Chair of Mineral-Medicinal Waters", which will be the first university department specialized in a thermal territory of Galicia. The mayor said that this is a momentous leap in the recovery of Verín´s thermalism, with the university as a partner and guide to develop the sector.According to the Ayuntamiento and Univerisidade de Vigo, the specific weight of Verín´s thermalism in the province of Ourense is...


19-09-2017 - COPAHUE, paraíso termal. Wellness y aventura en la Patagonia Argentina

 La villa termal de Copahue se encuentra ubicada en el noroeste de la provincia del Neuquén en la Patagonia Argentina, dista a 380 km de la ciudad capital y a 1576 de la ciudad de Buenos Aires.  Es el principal centro termal desarrollado por Termas del Neuquén perteneciente al gobierno de la provincia, cuya presidencia actualmente es ejercida por el Sr Alberto Moreno.Las termas y el complejo de Copahue se desarrollan al pie del Volcán homónimo, lo que hace que los recursos tengan la particularidad de ser totalmente naturales y únicos gracias a su origen...


18-09-2017 - Miguel Mirones, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Termatalia 2017, elected President of Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization

The president of the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality, Miguel Mirones, has been elected President of Affiliated Members during the UNWTO General Assembly held this week in China. This is the second time he holds this elected position, having been elected for the period 2013-2015.UNWTO Affiliates is the representation of the private sector within the WTO and is composed of more than 500 companies, organizations, destinations, NGOs, educational...


19-06-2017 - La Eurocidade Chaves- Verín invita a los visitantes a convertirse en embajadores de esta ruta termal

La Agrupación Europea de Cooperación Territorial Eurocidade Chaves-Verín presentó esta mañana en Expourense su nueva campaña de promoción para el 2017 que invita al turista a "Recorrer los manantiales de la Eurociudad y convertirse en embajador/a de la Ruta Termal y del Agua". Esta presentación corrió a cargo del Director ejecutivo de la AECT Eurocidade, Pablo Rivera; de su presidente Antonio Cabeleira (alcalde de Chaves) y de su director, Gerardo Seoane (alcalde de Verín). Estuvieron acompañados por el director gerente de Expourense y director de Termatalia, Alejandro Rubín. Entre...


19-05-2017 - The Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa (TOHWS) released the 4th International Wellness, Spa and Travel benchmark study

This industry report was prepared in cooperation with RLA RLA (Resources for Leisure Assets) (it can be directly download from the RLA news page) and enjoyed endorsement from national and international organizations. It presents data related to three major demand segments: local customers, domestic tourists and international tourist, and the most of the data presents comes from hotels, resorts and thermal baths from 50+ countries.It provides insight for investors, managers, analysts, and shows how German, Spanish and Russian speaking...


06-04-2017 -  Positive balance of the tourism Tianguis of Mexico

The number 42 of the Tianguis Turistico 2017 Edition, which counted with the Organization of the Tourism Board of Mexico, CPTM, marked a record number in terms of the number of companies, buyers and countries overcoming not only the objectives, but also the results of 2016.In this way, tourism Tianguis Acapulco Mexico 2017 closed its 42nd Edition achieving the participation of a total of 10,000 attendees (which represents a growth of 6% compared to 2016) 44.312 business appointments (35% more than in the previous year), 973 companies (37% increase on 2016), and 1,608 buyers (29%...


17-02-2017 - Agua de Sousas, Medalla de Oro en el 1er Concurso Internacional de Aguas Gourmet 

La 1ª edición internacional del Concurso de Aguas Gourmet organizado por AVPA (Agencia para la Valorización de los Productos Agrícolas) publicó sus resultados el sábado 4 de febrero durante el salón de las Thermalies en Lyon (69 Francia). Las mejores aguas en botella del planeta fueron premiadas y el jurado designo “el agua de moda 2017”. En este concurso mundial resultaron premiadas algunas marcas de agua españolas como Fuensanta, Sierra del Águila, Fontecabras o Agua de Benassal. Por su parte, la gallega Sousas se alzó con la medalla de Oro en la categoría  “Aguas sin...


11-01-2017 - The Monastery of San Clodio de Leiro (Ourense) will be the first spa of "wine-therapy" of Galicia

During a visit to the works of the monastery, accompanied by the delegate of the Xunta in Ourense, Marisol Díaz, and the mayor of Leiro, Francisco José Fernández, has detailed in declarations to the media the initial budget amounting to 1, 2 million euros, which it hopes will serve as a "focus of tourism" for this wine region. Thus, the holder of this regional portfolio has highlighted that in the new tourist space will be used "products derived from grapes and wine" for different thermal treatments that will form part of the current offer of Hotel Monumento de San Clodio.The...


04-01-2017 - The Balneario de Lugo celebrates its more than 2000 years of history

The Balneario de Lugo has just presented in Madrid the book 2,000 years of the Spa of Lugo: a model of activation of the thermal heritage, a document of more than 700 pages in which a historical semblance of the trajectory of these baths is realized, that remain Active since Roman times.From Anbal they emphasize that, throughout the history of the thermalism in our country, the Balneario de Lugo has had an important presence. Its thermal baths, built at the dawn of the foundation of the city in the year 15 d. C., already emphasized by their singularity in the years of the Roman...


02-01-2017 - The "Galicia Thermal Prize for Hydrological Innovation" was born in memory of Doctor Luís Míguez

The world of Galician thermalism joined in a meal in the Balneario de Mondariz to honor Doctor Luis Rodríguez Míguez, one of the most important engines of hydrology, defender of the properties of Galician mineral-medicinal waters as a source of health and spas As a principle of prevention. A meeting in which it was agreed to create the Galicia Thermal Prize in the hand of the Balneario de Mondariz and the Provincial Council of Ourense, with the collaboration of the Spa Association of Galicia.The prize, which will have an annual periodicity, will try to develop a joint project...


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20-12-2016 - Galicia and its offer will be present in 33 tourism fairs in 2017

Tourism of Galicia and the Galician tourist sector as a whole bet in 2017 for the international and specialized professional fairs, continuing with the work of internationalization and search for new marketing channels for the Galicia brand.Thus, in the provisional calendar of attendance at Trade Fairs that Galicia Tourism has communicated, the Galician tourist offer will be present in a total of 33 professional tourist trade shows, ten national and 23 international, among which is the international fair Termatalia that is celebrated this year in Ourense.These last ones...


15-12-2016 - The Medical Center El Carmen, gets the stamp "Q" for  tourist quality

El Carmen Medical Center has just received the seal "Q of Tourist Quality" awarded by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality "ICTE". This seal is a major boost for the WaterHealth health and tourism project. "The image of the Q brand implies a letter of introduction for the centers that hold it, in the face of health tourism. Quality certifications are the best tool that a hospital has when it comes to capturing very demanding patients Who decide to get a health treatment outside their city or country, "they say from El Carmen.This award guarantees quality in basic hospital...


12-12-2016 - Mondariz launches "Aguamiel", a treatment of Galician honey and waters of the thermal ville 

A combination perfect of the water mineromedicinal of the thermal ville and the honey elaborate starting from a selection of flowers of the interior and the coast Galician of them Rias Baixas.Mondariz Aguamiel is the new body, hydrating and regenerating treatment for these holidays of honey and jelly real based on the richness of the Galician honey that comes from the hand of Balneario de Mondariz. A bet on the combination of products "Made in Galicia, as the medicinal water of the Galician thermal village and honey with proper name of this hinterland of Galicia´s Rías Baixas...


29-11-2016 - 2016-11-03. The XIX international Congress of the Spanish society of medical hydrology will be celebrate between 16 and 18 December in Spa of Archena.

The Spanish society of medical hydrology, celebrates between 16 and 18 December 2016 her XIX International Congress. The place chosen to this professional meeting will be the Spa of Archena (Murcia-Spain).This Congress will be about the “Thermal Medicine: actual situation and new therapies. Spas as health spaces. History. Miscellany.” Besides will offer the opportunity to do two training workshops:- Workshop about the introduction of cranio-sacral therapy 15 December 2016.-


19-10-2016 - La  empresa  mexicana “Consulting Profesionales en Salud, Wellness y Farmacia Hospitalaria “ y el Laboratorio Dr. Oliver Rodés de España,  firman un acuerdo de colaboración para Certificar aguas naturales con efectos beneficiosos sobre la salud en México

La empresa denominada “Consulting, Profesionales en Salud, Wellness y Farmacia Hospitalaria”  y el Laboratorio Dr. Oliver Rodés han firmado un acuerdo de colaboración para Certificar aguas naturales con efectos beneficiosos para la salud en México. Esta Certificación que es la primera que se lanza en el país  permitirá a aquellas instalaciones hoteleras y /o balnearios que disponen de estas aguas ponerlas en valor y abarcar el sector del turismo de Salud lo cual detonará en una nueva cultura del agua que puede atraer turismo extranjero.Con este...


22-09-2016 - Honor to the Doctor Miguez with the medal in gold of the villa thermal carballinesa

Luis Rodríguez Míguez or "Doctor Míguez", who received the Gold Medal of the town of O Carballino, among other accolades, Honoree a peers, collaborators and students in an intimate meal on 14 October, in Balneario de Mondariz, to thank their long road in defence of Galician natural values for Hydrology and a cutting-edge medicine.The world of the Galician thermalism  and of it medicine is unite for honor to one of them more important engines of the hydrology, defender of them properties of the waters mineral Galician as source of health and of them spas as principle...


22-09-2016 - A book will pick up those applications therapeutic of the water thermal

Doctors, pharmacists and nurses gathered yesterday at the Marcos Valcárcel to participate in a technical Conference on the uses of the thermal waters of the province. "Or objective e involve or sector Saúde e spread between I professionals I conecementos dun resource natural as well as you seus uses therapeutic that, as health that are, think that are desaproveitando", said the Vice President of the Diputación, Rosendo Fernandez. To do this, a publication will pick up the conclusions of the papers. "We have a resource nature that must aproveitar." "By iso, plantexaremos ao Concello e aos Galician...


21-09-2016 - Cabreiroá celebrates its 110th anniversary with a limited edition that renews its image

Cabreiroá celebrates 110 years of history, and to celebrate the Galician company, leader in format glass in hospitality in Spain, launches a new image in a limited edition. For it has decided inspire is in their main attribute of brand, its origin Galician only.On the occasion of its celebration, in this issue reflected in four designs keys that make "unique" Cabreiroá, such as rain, the vegetation, the sky and the rocks.And is that these four elements are them real responsible of them features minerals of this water, four factors intrinsic and unique...


15-09-2016 - Create the thermal network of Eixo Atlántico

Mayors, Councillors and representatives of the cities, villas and spas of Galicia and of the North of Portugal, integrated in the Eixo Atlantic, agreed to constitute a network thermal in the Euroregion. The proposed charge feasibility through a Commission that will study a program of actions and funding so that this new forum of Eixo Atlántico is effective at the end of this year or beginning of next.The agreement was communicated by the Secretary general of the Eixo Atlantic, Xoan Mao, at the end of the meeting held in or Carballiño to instances of the Mayor of this villa,...


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08-09-2016 - EHTTA presentation on European Thermal Heritage at EU Parliament in Strasbourg

The key role that historic thermal towns should play in the construction of a European tourism destination committed with sustainable development, culture and well being will be discussed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg next 15th September. The European Association of Historic Thermal Towns is organizing a presentation hosted by MEP Millán Mon, co-chair of the EuropeanParliament Intergroup on European tourism development, cultural heritage and the Way of St James and other Cultural Routes, and MEP Silvia Costa, President of the European Parliament Committee on Culture...


06-09-2016 - 2,295 tickets for the 3,000 of the program of Social Thermalism of the Government of Castilla - La Mancha in 2016 have been awarded in just five months

The program of Social Thermalism of the Government of Castilla - La Mancha has awarded in the first five months of operation 2,295 squares of the 3,000 offered this year, thanks to the "high participation of older persons in the region, that this program is very attractive," as highlighted by the Minister of Social Welfare, Aurelia Sánchez.The province with the largest number of seats awarded is Ciudad Real, where 654 squares between 581 requests have been granted. It is followed by Albacete with 640 seats allocated among 606 applications; Toledo with 432 seats granted between...


02-09-2016 - 11 wellness trends for 2017 which are already leading the way in United States

1- the Spa move to your place of work or residence would know über? Is a service that you allows to get transport private through an application mobile. Well, the trend is that now the spas incorporate technological solutions and easy of use to professionals who perform treatments in a spa to move to the place where the customer is located and that reservations be made precisely through a mobile application. For example, if the customer is very busy in the office, as them specialists is displace to its place of work for give you a massage or for make a manicure....


29-08-2016 - O Grove exploits the potential balneotherapist of A Toxa

Or Grove is key piece in the mineral waters and thermal entities section belonging to the Spanish Federation of municipalities and provinces (FEMP). And it is because the iconic island of A Toxa is one of the most important country balneotherapeutic destinations, and that of Europe. This makes it become a destination must for tens of thousands of people each year. Particularly intense is the activity in summer, and the current above the former, which leads to a maximum hotel occupancy in this important insular territory. Skips to...


26-08-2016 - El turismo de salud se convierte en “Marca España” y ya genera cerca de 500 millones € al año

Each time are more them patients foreigners that is moving to Spain with the purpose of receiving assistance health. The so-called health tourism is becoming a true giant that will move more than 500 million euros through 2015, and which is already growing at a rate of 20% a year in turnover and volume of patients. These are the estimates drawn up by SpainCares, the cluster of companies of health tourism that agglutinates to the main patron saint of sector - hospitals private, beach resorts and dependence - and which seeks to situate Spain as a reference destination in international markets.The...


25-08-2016 - In the first half, Mexico receives 17M of international tourists

During the first half of this year have reached Mexico 17 million of international tourists, which means an increase of 8.6 per cent compared to the same period of time, but last year, in figures that reflect a sustained growth of the industry, said the Ministry of tourism, Sectur.Enrique de la Madrid, Tourism Minister of Mexico highlighted that by this concept currency is captured by 10.063 million dollars, i.e., 8% more than in the same period of the year 2015.The Secretary stressed that not only the international tourism had a positive behavior,...


23-08-2016 - Ten cosmetic thermal water uses

Years ago the thermal water here as a cosmetic to our lives to stay. They are water rich in minerals that come from springs which is directly packed product so that its properties remain intact. So they keep their soothing, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and even regenerating powers intact are suitable for all skin types, especially the sensitive and prone to irritation. Brands such as La Roche-Posay (Exhibitor in previous editions of Termatalia) have become prescriptive in this take the thermal water from nature into the toilet. All are 100% natural and the difference...


23-08-2016 - Ourense presents a project to the EU to devote it is thermal potential to clean energy

Thermal sea flowing from the basement of Ourense is mostly wasted. Four million...


22-08-2016 - Water thermal for improve the quality of life of the greater

The Counselor of equality and political social, Maria Jesus Sanchez, and the President of the Association Thermalism of Andalusia, Francisco Escobedo, have maintained a find for activate a program intended to it improves of the health of them people older and them people with disability, as well as of the promotion of the aging active through the thermalism.In this meeting, the counselor has known them projects that this Association is developing in them areas health and social for the promotion of the aging active and the prevention of the dependence of them people older and them...


19-08-2016 - The Xunta and Cluster gives Mineral water signed an agreement to create the Auga de Galicia brand

The Minister of economy, employment and industry, Francisco Conde, and the President of the Clúster da Auga Mineral and thermal in Galicia, Antonio Garaloces, they have signed a collaboration agreement for the internationalisation of the sector through the Auga de Galicia brand.The objective of this Convention is to consolidate the internationalisation and positioning in the market through the collaboration of public and private to boost the tourism sector.The first main step will be implementing brand Auga de Galicia, a label to identify the quality...


18-08-2016 - Miami launches best of spa to attract to the tourist Spanish

Miami is more closely that never on vacation. Them luxurious spas of the city celebrate the Spa Months with some prices to the scope of the tourist half Spanish. Hotels five-star in the town of Florida joined the initiative of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and offer their best treatments, this August, two unique prices: 98 and 125 euros. "Are spas with some facilities spectacular and the visitors also have right to enjoy of the pool of the hotel and others services",...


17-08-2016 - International tourism is growing in Mexico seven times in three years

In the three first years of the current Government, the tourism international in Mexico has grown seven times with respect to the same period of the previous Government. This is so informed by the Secretary of tourism, Enrique De La Madrid. In the presentation of the national movement travel all of Mexico, De la Madrid has highlighted that the sector has established itself as one of the greater dynamism of the economy of the country. "This is an unprecedented growth, will allow Mexico to regain a leading role on the world tourism...


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11-08-2016 - Destinations of welfare in Mexico

Infrastructure growth, properly trained physicians and prices lower than those charged in the hospitals of the United States and Canada, explain the increased interest among entrepreneurs and Mexican destinations to promote health tourism.According to the Mexican Association of medical tourism (AMTM), health tourism covers all activities outside the town of origin, for more than one day and less than a year, in search of any health service. Several Mexican destinations meet these expectations at international level, especially in medical tourism, one of the divisions...


10-08-2016 - Health tourism offers wellness

Health tourism is strengthened by the emergence of a new concept in hotels focused welfare, physical healing and spiritual of guests. Them "healing hotels", is characterized by the personalization of each a their therapies to offer them to its customers a best attention and cure. The philosophy of this new concept is based on five aspects of healthy life style: keep the mood high, sleep well, concentration in the body and live without stress and the care of the immune system. The main objective of the "healing hotels", is to educate their...


05-08-2016 - Get guide health and wellness in Great Britain

It is a unique Edition of ideas and information designed to inspire stories about experiences related to health and well-being, to rejuvenate body and mind during the next visit to Great Britain.Some of the most prominent proposals are: climbing, cycling, surfing, stand up paddle, or even practice yoga at the top of The Shard in London. These are some of the experiences to release endorphins that are can carry to out in Britain.A large number of proposals, guided tours...


04-08-2016 - The 2016 World Tourism day will be held in Bangkok

Under the theme of tourism for all and promoting universal accessibility, the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, held in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, the official celebrations of the world day of tourism. They will be on September 27.Thailand, country located in the heart of the landmass of Asia South-East coasts in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, has the reputation of being regarded as "land of smiles" and in recent years tourism has grown rapidly in the country.In 2015 Thailand became the most visited in all of Asia South-East to receive...


03-08-2016 - Turismo de Galicia colaborará con Spaincares para la puesta en marcha del Plan de turismo de salud y termal en Galicia 

La directora de Turismo de Galicia, Nava Castro, firmó un convenio de colaboración con el vicepresidente del Clúster Español de Turismo de Salud, Spaincares, Miguel Mirones, para la realización y puesta en marcha del Plan de Turismo de Salud y Termal en Galicia 2016-2019. El acto, que tuvo lugar en el Balneario de Compostela, estuvo presidido por el Conselleiro de Sanidad, Joaquín Vázquez Almuíña.A través del dicho acuerdo Turismo de Galicia realizará una aportación de 50.000 euros para la elaboración de esta hoja de ruta que contemplará un análisis...


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29-07-2016 - The Araucanía opens its season thermal

Termas de Malalcahuello today comes the launch of the thermal season 2016 in Araucanía. It is an act that has the presence of Richard Quintana, Regional director of tourism of La Araucanía, and Jorge Saquel, Mayor of the Comuna de Curacautín. It is an activity directly related to the development of the thermal tourism in this area and in the region of La Araucanía.Health and wellness in Araucanía - ChileThe Araucanía is a territory of harmonic contrasts, of those that allow us to find us skiing on the slopes of an active volcano and minutes later,...


29-07-2016 - Verín will open their traditional sources

Ourense, 29/07/2016.-The Mayor of Verín, Gerardo Seoane, and representatives of the resorts of Cabreiroá, Fontenova and Sousas signed this morning at the Termatalia director, Alejandro Rubín, two cooperation agreements to reopen the traditional sources of Verín. They will be integrated in the path of the water of the Iglesia Verín-Chaves, providing medical assistance, pack the neccesary and tittle.Fontenova, at the end of the century, both Cabreiroá are currently, regarding commercial waters of natural mineralization in all Spain, together with important presence in Galicia...


28-07-2016 - Tourism in Galicia has completed 40% of their thermal Plan 2014-2020

The Director of tourism in Galicia, Nava Castro, chose the course "Thermalism: sport e Saúde in Galicia as thermal destination" which opened yesterday in O Carballiño, to publicize that the Xunta "already has executed 40%" of its thermal tourism, approved for the period 2014-2020. Thus, already would have been 31 of the 71 planned measures, which resulted in a contribution of more than five million euros.In this sense, Nava Castro put as examples of the work the recovery of abandoned spas or new construction, as it is the case of Cortegada Spa, the conversion of the fortress of...


27-07-2016 - Spain, the Top 20 countries with greater tourism wellness

Spain wellness Tourism is one of the forms of tourism that is experienced higher growth in recent years. Statistics show a transverse increase in the interest of the traveler for this type of tourism, especially in the India.The Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitalit (www.ostelea.com) has presented the "Wellness tourism in Spain in 2015" study that analyses and observes a new kind of tourism that has experienced growth in recent years, the wellness Tourism, that kind of tourism which aims to essential treatments for health, well-being or improvement of emotional or physical state...


26-07-2016 - The Spanish society of Medical Hydrology has published edition No. 31 of its scientific journal

The society Spanish of hydrology medical just of publishing the second number of the Edition n ° 31 of its magazine scientific for the year 2016. This edition includes articles on Thalassotherapy, professional experience in the station thermal de La Roche-Posay, the baths of the "Huerta Nueva" of Teruel, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging of mineral waters, study of the jets of Roque. Postural balance spring and back pain: low back pain and biomechanics, as well as a reference to the location of the current Spanish legislation related to these issues.Also...


26-07-2016 - Catalonia, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, where  wellness Tourism grow more

The trend of today`s society makes that every year there are more tourists in Spain whose main motivation is the search for well-being and improvement of their health, complemented by entertainment. This fact makes that while increasing the average tourist expenditure on tourism products and services related to wellbeing.This type of tourism is growing around 7% annually, which demonstrates the potential of this sector in our country.According to data analyzed by the Spanish company Water Spa Divan, it is expected that the number of consumers who will...


22-07-2016 - SEGITTUR and Facebook support touristic innovative projects

SEGITTUR and Facebook collaborate in support of innovative tourism projects, as has been highlighted in the presentation of the call VI Emprendetur I D i, which was attended by around fifty companies and entrepreneurs tourist.The event, which was held at the headquarters of Facebook in Madrid, with the participation of Elena Álvarez, Head of Sales Spain of Facebook and the President of SEGITTUR, Antonio López Avila, who have highlighted the interest of collaborate and launch joint for the tourism sector initiatives.The President of SEGITTUR has analyzed...


21-07-2016 - Tunisia, between the best Thalassotherapy and wellness destinations

With forty centers of Thalassotherapy and over ten years of experience, Tunisia is imposed as the second best destination, behind France, to receive a cure of iodine. Thalassotherapy in Tunisia has gained prestige and recognition by the international scientific societies thanks to its latest generation facilities and qualified staff. In addition, the country allows to take advantage of the virtues of the seawater at very affordable prices.Thalasso-therapy is a therapeutic procedure, under medical supervision, employing the beneficial properties of the...


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19-07-2016 - Lisbon, awarded six prizes at the Luxury Awards

The world´s most luxurious restaurants and spas were awarded last June 18 at the World Luxury Spa Awards and Luxury Restaurants Awards.Between spas and luxury restaurants renowned, Lisbon has been awarded a total of six awards, recognizing the quality of its cuisine and the spaces dedicated to relaxation.The award for the best restaurants of all the world are delivered based culinary excellence, local ambience and exceptional service staff. This award aims to highlight the characteristics of these restaurants and raise the level of quality of the cuisine...


18-07-2016 - More healthy packs, adapted rural establishments and wellness companies

The trend of today´s society makes that every year there are more tourists in Spain whose main motivation is the search for well-being and improvement of their health, complemented by entertainment.This fact makes that is increasing the expenditure half of them tourists in products and services tourist related with the welfare. In fact, this type of tourism is growing around 7% annually, which demonstrates the potential of this sector in Spain.According to data analyzed by the Spanish company Water Spa Divan, it is expected that the number of consumers...


15-07-2016 - The Association of spas of Galicia held its ordinary General Assembly

The Association of spas of Galicia held its Assembly General ordinary the last 29 of June in the Spa of Compostela, in Brion, with the presence of its President, Antonio Garaloces, director of the Spa of Lugo. In the course of the session is approved the accounts of 2015 and is made a forecast of the budget of the present exercise. In addition, discussed the initiatives that the entity has in place, including the Termagal project, focused on the design of a software application for the implementation of the clinical history of the thermalists in Galician spas. Also, promotional actions...


12-07-2016 - Peru is promoted internationally

The Minister Peruvian of trade foreign and tourism, Magali Silva, has presented the new campaign international of image country, Peru, dedicated to the world, ´based in a piece audiovisual main that shows all the diversity of our country, and four spots focused in the sector textile, the agro-industry, the pisco and it gastronomy´.Minister Silva has detailed that ´we know that one of the strengths of the Peru are its historical and cultural attractions, in the same way we are achieving greater visibility for cuisine. In that sense, the strategy of the advertising campaign...


06-07-2016 - The province of Ourense, in the European Association of Thermal Cities

The province of Ourense will become an active member of the European Association of historical cities in thermal (EHTTA) starting from the month of October already instances of the provincial Council. Approval of the nomination has become effective at the latest meeting of the Agency in the city of Paris, has stood where "the quality of the dossier" and the thoroughness of the documentation submitted, which also included a detailed study of the historical, thermal, cultural and tourist values of the province.From it Deputación of Ourense, the President, Manuel Baltar, has asserted...


05-07-2016 - Spas of Galicia, quality spas

Geology and climate have conspired in Galicia to create favourable conditions and to physically and chemically inimitable, to set up a high quality spas.The geography of Galicia are distributed more than 300 emerging, that twenty of them have healing waters due to their medicinal properties and which are used in spas with thermal tradition.A model of thermalism varied, surprising, sometimes preferred enabled for excellence at the edge of the sea, sometimes following the passage of rivers such as the river Miño and the Tea, and others, calling for peace...


24-06-2016 - There grows 6,7 % the arrival of international tourists to Peru

The holder of the Department of Tourism of Peru, Magali Silva, has reported recently that during the first four-month period of the present 2016 the arrival of international tourists has grown in 6,7 % with regard to the same period of 2015.The information contributed by the person in charge of the Mincetur means a positive flow of up to 75.289 tourists, standing out that in April there came up to Peru 276.086 international tourists, an information that represents a growth of 5,1 % compared with the same month of the year 2015.Between the months of...


22-06-2016 - Conclusions of the IV Forum of tourism of well-being

Concluded the fourth edition of wellness Tourism Forum held on 14 and 15 June in the city of Buenos Aires organized by FEHGRA and under the auspices of the Ministry of tourism of the nation.In this context, the Federation representing the hospitality and gastronomy argentina issued the following conclusions:1. wellness Tourism currently represents more the concept of thermal tourism, so it offers the possibility of having a broader offer, requiring the development of creative and innovative experiences, more that strong partners investment. This segment...


08-06-2016 - Fehgra organizes the IV Forum of Tourism of Well-being

The Federation Hotel Gastronomic Company of the Republic Argentina (FEHGRA) organizes the edition IV of the Forum and Workshop of Tourism of Well-being, on June 14 and 15 in the lounges of the Hotel Emperor of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, with the patronage of the Department of Tourism of the Nation. Out-standing speakers of international recognition were invited to form a part of the Forum, as the Spanish Alejandro Rubín and Emma Gonzalez, representatives of EXPOURENSE and of Termatalia; Carmen García Manzano, manager of Great Canary Spa, Wellness and Health...


03-06-2016 - Camino de Santiago and Thermalism: the path to well-being

The Camino de Santiago is one of the tourist references largest Spain and the route of most ancient pilgrimage in Europe, which is traveled each year by more than 300,000 people from all over the globe, although they are mostly national from Madrid, Andalusia and Catalonia.Italy, Germany and the United States are the countries that more pilgrims bring to different routes leading to Santiago, where the French via remains dominant.  This enormous flow of travelers has at least two points in common: they enjoy a tourist and spiritual experience, and accumulate very tired at...


27-05-2016 - El Carmen and Caldaria  presented WaterHealth at a World Congress

The Medical Center El Carmen and Caldaria attended the Congress international Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ), which was held in Madrid from last Tuesday until yesterday, to present its line of "WaterHealth" health tourism. According to reports from El Carmen, "most important internationally" is the meeting of professionals of the health tourism and in the 2016 Edition arrived in the country´s capital. And it is that the event brought together more than 300 attendees and 150 organizers from 40 countries to discuss the future of health tourism.In the framework of the programming...


26-05-2016 - All-time high of international tourism in Galicia

According to data from the National Statistics Institute, INE, published days ago, in the first four months of this year from 2016 Galicia recorded an increase of its hosted travelers from 7.3% compared to the same period of last year, registering close to 860,000.Galicia improved also overnight of its hotel establishments in a 6.7%, in this case, exceeding the 1.5 million.It is the third consecutive year in which Galicia registered an improvement in their levels of hotel demand in the first quarter of the year getting this 2016 community to highest...


23-05-2016 - Halcón Viajes takes Depotermal 2016

The Deputación de Pontevedra has just awarded by open procedure, the management, development and implementation of the programme Deportermal 2016 the Halcón Viajes, S.A. company This program of social thermalism has aim "promoting active ageing and improve the quality of life of the people" and, at the same time, "be a dynamic plan of the local economy, promoting the creation and maintenance of jobs in tourism during periods of reduced activity," says the provincial body that will bring to the program 102,000 euros.Depotermal has two modes. The first, with daytime stays for...


23-05-2016 - There comes the World Day of the Responsible Tourism 2016

Since already it is a tradition, from Spanish CETR-center of Responsible Tourism and Professionals´ Spanish AEPT-association of the Tourism, it is going to be celebrated on June 2, at 19:00, the World Day of the Responsible Tourism, in the frame of the Library of the Cultural Center Count Duke, in Madrid. In this occasion the organizers want to approach the need of a change of approach in the initiatives of responsible tourism all over the world; since the attention to his economic and managerial sustainability is scanty for decades and the initiatives that finally are...


09-05-2016 - Mexico will project his image in 450 cities with the Circus of the Sol

Mexico is going to position his image by the spectacle Luzia, produced by Cirque du Soleil that evokes his history and culture. The staging is the first one, in the history of the company, inspired in a country and in this case Mexico is the protagonist: Enrique de la Madrid Cordero.So, Luzia will travel to 450 cities all arround the world during at least next seven years.The Mexican secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, has celebrated an agreement with Cirque du Soleil with the intention of generating a platform of marketing that positions the image of Mexico on the...


18-04-2016 - La Agencia Gallega de Turismo convoca una línea de Ayudas a la Cooperación entre Pequeños Operadores Turísticos para el Desarrollo y Comercialización del Turismo de Galicia 

Se remiten las bases reguladoras y convocatoria relativas a la subvención a la COOPERACIÓN ENTRE PEQUEÑOS OPERADORES TURÍSTICOS PARA ORGANIZAR PROCESOS DE TRABAJO CONJUNTO Y COMPARTIR INSTALACIONES Y RECURSOS, ASÍ COMO PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA COMERCIALIZACIÓN DEL TURISMO - TU983A - DOG nº 68 de 11 de abril de 2016A continuación se detallan los puntos destacados de la convocatoria:Beneficiarios:Empresas del sector turístico de Galicia que se agrupen para colaborar y que cumplan los siguientes requisitos:•


24-02-2016 - The Observatory of Tourism of Health, Wellness and Spa is conducting a study on the thermal and wellness tourism at the international level

The objective of the survey, carried out by the Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa (TOHWS) is to provide a point of reference for the wellness industry and of thermal tourism. The study was carried out on the basis of the comments of the members of the industry in the previous years. The survey focuses on the tourism welfare and health as well as the facilities that provide termal centers. To do this, ask for the collaboration of these companies to obtain all the information necessary for the preparation of the study. In exchange for their participation share with partners...


10-02-2016 - Dr. Francisco Maraver, new president of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology, SEHM

The past 22 January celebrated the General Board of the Spanish Society of Medical Hydrology, in which, after vote of the partners members chose to the new Managerial Board: the Dr. Francisco Maraver Eyzaguirre was appointed president; like vice-president, the Dr. Francisco Armijo Castro; and Iluminada Corvillo Martín and Miguel Ángel Colomer Rodríguez, General Secretary and Treasurer, respectively; in addition to the twelve corresponding vowels.The Dr. Francisco Maraver is a big collaborator of Termatalia, having participated actively in all the editions of the...


13-01-2016 - Mexico received by 2015 more than 31M of international tourists

Enrique De la Madrid, current Secretary of tourism of Mexico, has recently announced that by 2015 more than 31 million of international tourists arrived in the country, believing that they have generated an economic impact worth a total which amounted to 17,500 million dollars, which is considered as a historical figure in the sector.To De la Madrid, the challenge for Governments is to improve the standard of living of its people, and tourism in Mexico offers this possibility.Within the framework of a working trip made to Sonora, said that in Mexico...


13-08-2015 - Galicia will promote the talent and the utilization of the technologies

Tourism of Galicia and the Clúster of Tourism of Galicia signed a new agreement of collaboration to carry out in a joint way the implementation of some of the lines of action of the Integral Plan of Tourism of Galicia.  Forthwith of signature of the above mentioned agreement, the director of Tourism of Galicia highlighted that this agreement there supposes a new push to the collaboration public - private road who is taking place assiduous in the tourist sector from the creation of the Clúster of Tourism of Galicia. In this respect, Nava Castro affirmed that the collaboration of the...


23-07-2015 - 40th Congress of the Society of Medical Hydrology, ISMH, will take place in Rio de Janeiro


23-07-2015 - Scientific Communications presented in 4 º Peloides´s Latin-American Congress

IV  Latin American Congress of Peloids which was held on the premises of the Balneari Caldes de Boi in Caldas de Boí, Lleida, Spain, from 1 to 3 July 2015.This congress was organized of joint form by Peloides Termales´s Spanish Company (SEPETER), the Latin-American Company of Peloides and Caldes de Boi´s Balneari. The organization of this event was presided by the Dr. Francisco Maraver, active member of Termatalia´s scientific committee, and by the medical director of the Resort of Caldes de Boi, Dra. Lorraine Guards, also great knowledgeable of the International...


08-07-2015 - Balnearios de Galicia to present TERMAGAL Project that develops software for standardization and management of health resorts clinic history 

Axencia de Turismo de Galicia collaborates in TERMAGAL Project that will be presented by Balnearios de Galicia. The aim of the project is to develop management software for Galician health resorts computerized clinic history.The presentation will be held on during an information day, on Friday July 10 in Lugo health resort. This information day is for Galician Thermal sector companies...


06-07-2015 -  International Medical Tourism Congress is coming

Next August 20 and 21, Argentina will host the International Congress of Medical Tourism that deals with the high quality of medical care available in the country. It will rely on over 20 exhibitors - both local and international - and over 500 participants from around the world.An opportunity to network and establish synergy actions with various actors involved in patient care, consultancy and international representation.


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29-06-2015 - Hoteles y restaurantes pueden adherirse a Galicia Calidade

Con el objetivo de continuar avanzando en la creación de sinergias entre el sector turístico y el sector productivo y agroalimentario gallego a través de la promoción conjunta de Galicia como sinónimo de calidad, el Clúster del Turismo de Galicia, la Consellería de Economía  e Industria a través de su sociedad Galicia Calidade y la Axencia de Turismo de Galicia daban a conocer el pliego de condiciones que regirán la concesión del reconocimiento de Galicia Calidade para los establecimientos turísticos.El presidente del Clúster del Turismo de Galicia,...


11-05-2015 - Spain: Country number 1 with the best tourist competitiveness.

Spain is the leader country for the 2015 edition of the World Economic Forum. For the first time, the country is number 1 in the top list and it shows a positive sign for the emerging economic recovery of the country.The competitiveness report of the World Economic Forum classified 141 countries through 14 separated elements: how countries may generate sustainable economic and social profits through the travel and tourist sector.The leading position of Spain is justified by a world classification in cultural resourses - number one in this...


21-04-2015 - Meeting of the second ESPA Innovation Awards.

The " Spa Innovation Awards 2015 " celebrates its second edition with the aim to value and promote the best practices, the technical advances and the improvements in the practices that they contribute to a major efficiency of the treatments of medical hydrology or to the efficiency of the thermal stations. In this respect, the candidates can choose to six categories: Spa and Health Resort, Resort, Thermal Center, Hotel Spa, Concept of the resort and program of Spa Salud.The Prizes to the Innovation ESPA (European Spas Association) reflect the aim of " stimulating the exchange...


01-04-2015 - A cross-border plan will help improve the quality of the thermal waters

The collaboration between state, provincial and municipal administrations to enhance thermal border areas between Ourense and Portugal was formalized yesterday signed of a protocol in the resort Riocaldo (Lobios) to launch the project “A Raia Termal".As reported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the objective of this project is the "environmental protection of natural and fluvial heritage linked to transboundary thermal resources." To carry out an investment of two and a half million euros is expected to act on two thermal border areas located...


23-03-2015 - Launch of the web "Water and Cities"

Coinciding with the celebration of International Water Day, 22 March, the international team of the European project SOURCE: "Sources of Culture, Browns Europe" released to the public anywhere "Water and Cities", a platform where webdocumentary video, photographs, illustrations and other resources together to provide new cities on the thermal cities in Europe. Specifically, the site brings together the work developed over the two years of the project, which involved the cities of Royat-Chamalieres, Vichy and Enghien-les-Bains (France), Acqui Terme and Fiuggi (Italia ), Spa (Belgium), Bath...


27-02-2015 - ALATh will carry out a course of introduction to the social hidrotherapy in the Week of the Water of the UNESCO.

In commemoration to the Week of Water 2015, will celebrate itself in Brazil a course of introduction to the hidrotherapy the days Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 of March, to which Termatalia is invited.Organized by the OMTH - World Organisation for Hidrotherapy and Alath - Latin American Association of Hidrotherapy, the sixth edition of this event search to contribute to some of the main objectives and guidelines of the National Policy on Integrative and Complementary Practices, specifically for dissemination, training and formation of the PIC Social / Crenotherapy in Brazil; country...


03-02-2015 - Galicia tourism broke records in the year 2014 to receive more than 4 million passengers

According to data published today by the National Institute of statistics (INE), in the year 2014 Galicia received more than 4 million travelers us their establishments regulated which means an an increase of 6.8% compared to the year 2013. As soon as overnight stays, our community surpassed the 8.4 million, registering an increase of 4.5%.  It is the second consecutive year in which Galicia registered a positive behavior of your tourist demand. This overall improvement is in essence the good behavior of the demand in the medium and high season months.Galicia...


21-01-2015 - The ITB, international tourims fair of Berlin, organized a Forum of Experts in Wellness.

The ITB fair in Berlin is one of the most important fairs of the world in the sector of tourism and travel, in which will present all the latest industry trends, and can both professionals and visitors discover them and appreciate them. This year, in the framework of this international event, held the experts Forum wellness which, because of its importance, will count with the presence of the best professionals and industry experts.Within the programme of the Forum, will participate Camille Hoheb, Termatalia representative in the United States, with two papers: one in which...


13-01-2015 - The Thermal Tourism of Uruguay already has a studio in ebook format.

The former Director of tourism of Paysandú and Montevideo and tight collaborator of the international fair of water, tourism and wellness Termatalia Claudio Quintana, has just published a study that explores and explains the evolution of thermal tourism in Uruguay.With a foreword by Dr. Álvaro López Gallero, the book deals of as a place becomes tourist place, talks about the role of public policies in particular and how other players act in this process of social construction of the tourist area.A look from public policies, the role of other actors,...


12-01-2015 - Galicia Tourism will participate in 31 tourism fairs throughout 2015, four more than in the year 2014

The Xunta expands in 2015 calendar of tourism fairs to the global promotion of the destination Galicia, so over the next 12 months tourism in Galicia will participate in sectoral 31 contests, four more than in the year 2014.Galicia will be promoted tourist 20 international competitions and national 11, which will undoubtedly enable the global spread of the tourist values of the Galician community.As a novelty, this year, tourism in Galicia will reinforce the promotion of cycling and the practice of the bike off-road in the contests Fiets in Wandelberurs,...


17-12-2014 - Constituted the Thermal Council of Ourense, to ensure compliance with the Plan "Ourense, thermal province"

The Director of tourism in Galicia, Nava Castro, and the President of the provincial Council, José Manuel Baltar, were yesterday the Ourense thermal Board aiming to boost the tourist promotion of Galicia promoting spas in Ourense.During the ceremony, the Director of tourism in Galicia, referred to the thermal Council of Ourense how a push-fundamental for consolidating Galicia as thermal reference destination", which will also promote Ourense"as thermal province at national and international level, in order that its positioning contributes to balanced territorial development...


12-12-2014 - Published December edition, Christmas Especial, of the Wellness Travel Journal issue

Wellness Travel Journal magazine has just released its December issue with a special call to enjoy the Christmas season, a time of rest and relaxation with family and friends and for purposes for the new year.Wellness Travel Journal aims to make accessible wellness trips and presents this trends, tips, and inspiration in the vacations and Getaways healthy for the mind, body and soul, and in this edition focused on the Christmas season.  This magazine is edited by Camille Hoheb, delegate of Termatalia in United States and Canada and is a commitment to the promotion of the...


05-12-2014 - Medal of gold of the Order of the Camino de Santiago to the Minister of Tourism of Paraguay, Marcela Bacigalupo

The Director of tourism in Galicia, Nava Castro, participated yesterday in the institutional Act of the order of the path he was granted the Gold Medal of the order to the Minister of tourism of Paraguay, Marcela Bacigalupo, in recognition of his work in favour of the promotion and dissemination of the Camino de Santiago.During the ceremony, the Director of tourism in Galicia, Lady of the order of the road, pointed out that in so far this year more than 236,000 pilgrims through already some of the xacobean routes, an increase, in relation to the even period of mothers of 10%...


27-11-2014 - Nava Castro  inaugurates in To Coruña the first meeting of clústers of tourism of Spain with more than 150 professionals of the sector

To Coruña, on November 27 of 2014.-The director of Tourism of Galicia, Plain amid Nava Castro, together with the president of the Clúster of Tourism of Galicia, Francisco Gonzalez, inaugurated today the first Meeting of clústers of tourism of Spain that assembled more than 150 professionals of the sector.To Coruña, it was the city chosen to shelter first this one Professional meeting of the tourist national sector that, in this edition, public centres his subject matter on the importance of the cooperation - private road and the innovation Professional...


26-11-2014 - New impulse to the Chair of Medical Hydrology

The University of Santiago signed an agreement with Tourism of Galicia to support economically the Chair of Medical Hydrology USC-resorts of Galicia. On the other hand, an adenda was signed to the agreement signed in 2010 between the Universidade of Santiago and the Association of Resorts of Galicia by which the commitment is renewed between both entities in relation to this chair. By virtue of this agreement, the Axencia Turismo of Galicia is going to finance the chair during this course and the next one, for what will contribute a total of 60.000 Euros. For your their part, Resorts of Galicia...


19-11-2014 - Diputación de Ourense and Regional Government of Galicia signed the agreement for the implementation of the Provincial thermal Plan

O Carballiño, 18 November 2014.-the President of the Diputación de Ourense, Manuel Baltar, and the President of the Xunta of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, today at Balneario de Carballiño signed the agreement for the implementation of the Provincial thermal Plan, thus fulfilling the announcement made by the provincial President the past day 14 in the plenary debate on the State of the province. The document signed today is putting up actions for the development of strategies and projects on the horizon 2014-2020 will take place in the field of infrastructures, services and promotion of the...


18-11-2014 - Tourism presents destiny Galicia to the main operators of Chile and Uruguay

Galicia tourism presented the Galicia tourist destination to Chilean operators, within the programme of the Conference on direct promotion organized by this Department of the Xunta de Galicia in collaboration with Turespaña to support tourism marketing of the Galician community in the emerging markets of South America.Thus was developed in the 50 Golf Club of Santiago de Chile a meeting with tour operators of the Andean nation as a continuation of the celebrated last November 12 at the Embassy of Spain in Montevideo with Uruguay most noteworthy travel agents.Thus,...


04-11-2014 - Galicia promotes its tourism at the World Travel Market, the most important fair in the UK market

Turismo de Galicia is promoting in London, until November 6, the Galician tourism within the fair World Travel Market (WTM), the most important tourist event of the British market and one of the most important tourism competitions in the world.Turismo de Galicia, Nava Castro, Director and Director of promotion, Carmen Pita, travelled to London to hold meetings with professionals from the sector and disseminate tourism in Galicia and the Camino de Santiago. Turismo de Galicia emphasis will be placed on the promotion of the values of the brand of Galician tourism and...


24-10-2014 - The Official Mining Chamber will present the first Mining Heritage Map of Galicia

The diversion of the Miño river by the Romans in the Monte do Furado galician or the mines of wolfram, in which the nazis put their eyes during the II World War, are going to be some of the protagonists of the first map of the Mining Heritage of Galicia, a proposal included in the Draft Atlanterra which will be presented on October 28th in the Monument Hotel San Francisco, in Santiago de Compostela. This is the first study of the potential of the mining heritage of the autonomous community, conducted by the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME - especially by the 


19-09-2014 - Study confirms water quality in glass and plastic bottles 

Plastic materials used in food packaging are made up of small molecules or monomers which, together with their additives, can migrate into the product during packaging manufacturing, filling or storage.Now scientists at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA- CSIC) and the Oliver Rodés Laboratory have focused on those constituents which can be transmitted from the plastic or glass bottles to the water. More specifically, they have analysed five types of phthalates (esters of phthalic acid), diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA), octylphenol, nonylphenol...


03-09-2014 - Wellness Travel Journal announced in its September issue the Guide to sell Travel Health and Welfare

The digital magazine Wellness Travel Journal just released its September issue and it is announced a Guide in Spanish to sell Travel Health and Fitness, a publication that has the support of Termatalia, International Tourism Fair of Health and Welfare, that poses a travel among the major thermal destinations of the World, paying special attention to places like Ourense, Galicia and presenting the overall supply from countries like Peru or Argentina. All these destinations will be present at the next edition of the fair will be held from 2 to 4 October in Termas de Rio Hondo, Santiago del Estero,...


29-08-2014 - Ecuador recorded more than one million foreign tourist arrivals

More than one million foreign tourists arrived in the country between January 1st and August 24th of 2014. This was reported by the Direction of Research of the Ministry of Tourism, representing a variation of 14% over the same period in 2013.Only between 1st and 24th of August there were 154,229 foreign arrivals, making a total of 1,009,665 tourists who have come to the country between January 1st and August 24th of 2014. Last year it was in the month of October when Ecuador reached one million income from tourists.


18-08-2014 - Maria del Carmen de Reparaz, Vice-minister of Tourism in Peru 

The Government of Peru has just appointed Maria del Carmen de Reparaz Zamora as the new Vice-minister of Tourism, through a supreme resolution of the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur). According to the law published in the official diary El Peruano, De Reparaz will replace the position of Jose Miguel Gamarra Skeels. The new Vice-minister is in charge of this position after working as Director of Tourism Promotion of the Proportioning Commission in Peru for Exporting and Tourism (Promperu). This resolution has been signed by the President Ollanta Humala and the Foreign Trade...


06-08-2014 - Wellness Travel Journal of August promotes the Conferences of Termatalia Argentina

The digital magazine Wellness Travel Journal, in its August edition, promotes the conferences of Termatalia in Argentina as an initiative to boost wellness tourism in Latin America.This online publication promotes in the days that will take place in parallel to Termatalia, international tourism fair of Health and Welfare to be held in Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina) from day 1 to October 4. In its August issue can be read a note from one of Camille Hoheb entitled "Happy Summer" saying: "For the professionals there are developments that include Thailand, gastronomic tourism,...


06-08-2014 - The council of Ourense and Renfe signed an agreement to promote thermalism offering “thermal trips” to Ourense

The Council President of Ourense, Manuel Baltar, and the General Director of Renfe Viajeros S.S, Alberto Garcia Alvarez, signed today in the Cultural Center “Marcos Valcarcel” a collaboration agreement between Renfe and the provincial government to promote thermalism  with the offer “thermal trips” that has as destination the spas in the Ourense. In this way, from August to November 2014, they will be available to the travelers more than 500 vacancies linked to stays in spas during 6 days and it will include special rates in the trains from Madrid and A Coruña to Ourense. The Council...


04-08-2014 - Galician exportation is growing in Latin Amercia after exporting up to 169% more than five years ago, 1.270 millions

The crisis that we even tried to wriggle out from above and that began back in 2008 was disastrous for all, individuals, corporations, administrations ... but brought some clarity in an appropriate manner in which one must understand the economic cycles. For example, in a matter as basic as that if consumption in your country falls to the minimum, you will have to arrange the chestnuts outside. Galicia was the piles, and if in 2009 exported something less than 14,000 million euros in 2013 exceeded 18,423 , 32% more. Only last year that the surge was 10.5 %. AND inside of the preferred destinations,...


31-07-2014 - Trade Mission about Health Tourism in Peru

The objective of this initiative was presenting to travel agents, presenters and business operators the possibilities that Argentina can offer as the ideal destination for this segment since the quality of its medical care service was recognized along with the warmth of their Human Resources, the latest technology and the first quality infrastructures.The event was attended by health professionals, travel agencies and Peruvian tourism operators, who were given information about different practices, medical treatments, check-ups and second complementary check-ups that...


30-07-2014 - In 2013 health tourism attracted 700.000 travelers to Andalucía

Health and wellness tourism attracted about 700.000 travelers to the destination Andalucia during 2013, which means an increase of 8,5% since 2012. A study about this segment recently presented in Malaga proved so, the counselor of Tourism and Commerce, Rafael Rodrigues, who highlighted the importance of this type of tourism that represents a higher expenditure than other types of tourism.  Rodrigez highlighted the importance of the growth showed by this tourist segment “essential to promote the brand Andalucia and get tourists to know us as a wide, differentiate...


24-07-2014 - Meyer presented the National Brand and the International Marketing Plan 

The actualizations of the National Brand Argentina were also presented along with the work on the Foreign Investments in Tourism.During the event, Meyer highlighted that “we want to federalize the Connecting Plan, for all the tourism agents inside the country for both, the actions we have been carrying regarding international promotion, to participate in this new model of global communication”.In this sense, he added that “we hold different actions in Argentina and abroad focusing our attention in the foreign public”.Then he said that...


21-07-2014 - It was presented the “Touristic guide of the Thermal Route and of the Water Verin-Chaves-Vidago" that disseminates the touristic resources linked to the mineral-medical water

The director of Galician Tourism”, Nava Castro Dominguez; territorial delegate of the Xunta of Galicia in Ourense; Rogelio Martinez; the mayor of Verin, Juan Manuel Jimenez Moran; the major of Chaves, Antonio Candido Montero Caballera; and the president of the Ourense Council, Jose Manuel Baltar attended yesterday in Verin the presentation of the Touristic Guide of the Thermal Route and the Water Verin-Llaves-Vidago and the inauguration of the first section of the fluvial Ecovia of the Tamega.The guide was presented yesterday in the frame of the project Eurorregion...


14-07-2014 - A thermal tourism complex will be built in Huancahuasi with an investment of DE S/.2 MLLS

After the presentation of Termatalia Fair made today in Mincetur, the general manager of Peru Thermas and ex mayor of Pachangara, Toribio Fernandez, pointed out in T News that the construction of the thermal tourism complex in Huancahuasi, in teh province of Oyon, which investment needed about 2 millios soles, will begin soon. This proyect will be addresed by te prestigious architect Alvaro Varela, who has designed the Puente del Milenio in Ourense (Spain) and more than 15 thermal complex around Europe. This will be one of those projects that seeks for attracting investords during...


10-07-2014 - The Inprotur broaden in Argentina its offer online

The aim of these microsites is to consolidate the touristic offer online in Argentina through their new websites and offering specific information for those tourists that want to visit Argentina for a business trip, studying in their country or organize a trip linked to the winter tourism.The aesthetic of each one of the microsites is linked to the campaign concept proposed by Inprotur and reflected in their main web www.argentina.travel . It has specific information about each one of the products that allows visitors to obtain concrete data to planning their next...


09-07-2014 - The number of July of Wellness Travel Journal encourages North America to position his brand in Latin America across Termatalia Argentina

The digital magazine Travel Journal WTJ Wellness included in your newsletter again in July a call for the participation of professionals _ States and Canada (hotels, spa and wellness centers, health destinations and tour operators) to expand and position their products and services their mark among the Latin American market through participation in Termatalia advantage of the presence in this quote from professionals in 25 countries.The trend in the sector indicates that wellness-travel grow significantly in Latin America over the next few years, so the popularity...


09-07-2014 - Costa Rica recorded their first Heritage of Humanity

This declaration comes to engross the list of places considered Heritage of Humanity in Central America, they are a total of 17 places with this distinction. The whole of Esferas de Piedras in Diquís constitutes, according with the experts criteria, an adequate representation of the societies that lived in this area of the country, and it is also a testimony of the complicated politic and social structures of the pre-Columbian societies.Wilhem von Breymann, current minister of Tourism in Costa Rica, highlighted that “it is without any doubt, a good new for both...


01-07-2014 - Ecuador, future world power in the Tourism Indistry.

If Alvaro works hard, this year could close in the third position in the year 2017, "if they make the effort", it could achieve the first position as a source of finance non related with petrol.The minister also wanted to allude to the wide range of capacities in the country with the aim of become in a world power in Tourism Industry, like they attractiveness of being a country with such a cultural diversity and different climates. During this 2014 the authorities are developing around the world the initiative "All you need is Ecuador",...


30-06-2014 - Acording with the OTM the tourism in America will grow about a 4,4% until 2030.

This dinamic sector will allow that the arraving of tourist to emerging countries to grow to twice the expeted growth compared to the same number for developed countries.Taleb Rifai, the General Secretari of the OMT, presented a study about the international tendencies for this economic sector, the integration of the tourism in the global agenda and the vision of the organism.He also explained the strategies that each Estate member will follow to encourage and facilitate the afluence of tourists, the taxation, the introdution of new taxs and the promotion...


16-06-2014 - Quality of the tourism in Termas de Río Hondo

The project is hosted by the Secretariat of Tourism of the Province and the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation.The second stage of training began on Tuesday, June 10 and will run until Friday 13 at the headquarters of the provincial delegation . This program was officially launched by the Secretariat of Tourism of the Province earlier this year with a talk-raising and in May the first phase began.The Secretary of Tourism of the Province, Ricardo Sosa explained that the Initial Organizational Management System (STILL), "involves training for...


12-06-2014 - Sernatur launched a program of thermal routes, the largest in South America

That is the reason because of from the Fund for Tourism Development announced by the government of Michelle Bachelet, Sernatur has set as a target offset the seasonality of the tourist flow with initiatives such as enhancing the supply of hot water."From being a linked to leisure activity, tourism has become an activity linked to the culture and identity of the villages," said Nicolás Mena at the launch, held at Coñaripe lakeside, a spa with a majority of Mapuche native population located on the shore of Lake Calafquén."Much remains  to be done,"...


11-06-2014 - Annual Congress of innovation in Vejle (Denmark) is held to give awards in the Health and Wellness Tourism.

On Thursday May 22, Vejle (Denmark) 100 European Spas Health Tourism with professionals from 20 countries gathered to celebrate the innovation awards.The ESPA Innovation Awards reflect the objective of "stimulating the exchange of experiences, improve practices and know-how."Representing the locations, facilities or initiatives highlighted in "innovation" in the true sense of the word; the development of a new approach, more creative or more effective than any aspect of the management of spas and health centers, operations or marketing.Sponsored...


10-06-2014 - La Universidad de Vigo organizará un curso teórico y práctico sobre termalismo 

La Universidad de Vigo organiza un Curso sobre termalismo que incluirá sesiones teóricas y prácticas y que se impartirá entre el 28 y el 31 de julio en el Balneario de Carballiño, en el de Mondariz, en el de Lobios y en el Talaso Atlántico, a razón de una jornada del curso en cada centro.El Curso de Termalismo se presenta bajo las diversas alternativas que ofrece el termalismo en la sociedad actual. Parecen evidentes los beneficios que la sociedad del bienestar reclama y puede conseguir acudiendo a estos lugares. La cura de enfermedades somáticas...


02-06-2014 - Toni Androne, elected new president of the American Association Spa, ALTSPA

Toni Androne has been elected president of the American Association Spa, ALTSPA , thus relieving in the position to Dr. Ramón de la Rosa. The choice of the new policy took place during the General Assembly held in parallel with the Latin American Congress of Spa, a leading sector which brought together over 800 professionals from different countries for three days in the capital of Mexico .Toni Androne exercised so far as ALTSPA delegate for the State of Morelos contributing their work to position it as promoting health tourism destination spas, sweat lodges and...


01-06-2014 - Wellness Travel Journal introduces its newsletter in June to promote professionals to attend Termatalia Argentina

Wellness magazine Travel Journal WTJ has included in its newsletter in June calling the participation of professionals Termatalia Argentina and referred to the intense international promotion campaign being conducted by the fair to attract professionals to participate in this international business center, the unique that join forces connecting Europe and America.Termatalia besides, this newsletter looks over at other issues commit that June is the month for the prevention of melanoma and skin cancer. It also refers to the publication of WTJ the "Travel Health Guide"...


29-05-2014 - 1st meeting was held in Oberá Cures

As host , the General Coordinator of "Termas de la Selva ," said Dr. Nori Eichelt - "The goal we have with this game is about the experiences of other thermal ventures either our neighboring country , Republic of Uruguay , as well as province of Entre Rios, rather to go delving into the subject. "About tourism development around the hot springs of Oberá, the General Coordinator commented - " We are new to this thermal entrepreneurship and consider for the center of Misiones area to wellness tourism as an economic resource that will mean a change to the area and the...


22-05-2014 - Tourism in Ecuador grew over 30 per cent in April

Ecuador reported a 32% growth in tourist arrivals during April, when he received 118,614 foreign visitors, mostly from Latin America, the Ministry of Tourism. In a report released in Quito dependence indicates that the figure reached in April, the first quarter of 2014 closed with a 17% increase in arrivals compared to the same stage in 2013. Between January and April, the largest volumes of tourism in Ecuador came from Colombia (138,757...


22-05-2014 - Colombia and Spain allied wellness tourism

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Bogota yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the city of Ourense , Spain on mutual cooperation on the Wellness Tourism , specifically in Spas and Thalassotherapy. This signature is given in the framework of the First International Seminar Cures , under the leadership of Program Transformation- PTP- Productive , during the International Beauty Congress - APROFEST . The signing of Ourense was given by Councillor Cures , José Ángel Vázquez Barquero .The MOU envisages cooperation activities aimed at training...


20-05-2014 - Starts in Bogota the International Congress of Aesthetic and the First International Symposium of Hydrotherapy

In the facilities of the Chamber of Commerce of Salitre, on 19th May 2014 started the XIII International Congress of Aesthetic and the First International Symposium of Hydrotherapy, with the participation of over 400 people and a commercial sample of the highest quality. During the first day, the attendants enjoyed major conferences with topics useful for professionals in this sector, in which concepts related to the processes of aging through nutrition and supplementation,...


13-05-2014 - The edition of May of the Wellness Travel Journal invites the professionals of the sector of The United States to take part in Termatalia Argentina 

The magazine Wellness Travel Journal WTJ has included in its newsletter of May a "Save the date" to Termatalia Argentina that in this time comes accompanied by a listing of the international events in which the International Fair of Thermal Tourism is going to be present during this month. It is a question of very important appointments that they will bring together large number of professionals of the sector and that they will have the opportunity to know the details of the next edition of the fair and to contact of direct form the executives of...


08-05-2014 - Perú expects eight percent growth in tourism

Incoming tourism in Peru should grow 8% at the end of this year, contributing to greater inflow of foreign exchange to the South American country; it was estimated by the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) on Wednesday. Canatur president, Jorge Jochamowitz, said that in the first two months of the year slowed from 8% to 6% annualized growth of tourism. "Tourism growth is slowed by two percentage points, it was growing...


06-05-2014 - Galicia, Spanish community leader in Seal of Quality "Q".

The President of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo said that the efforts made by the 249 companies in the Autonomous Community certified with the "Q" label to locate Galicia in the leadership of the Spanish Tourist Quality. This has been said by the regional president during the act of recognition to the labels throughout 2013, they worked to distinguish themselves trying to be the best, something that they got "thanks to the culture of detail and desire for constant improvement in products and services offered."


24-04-2014 - In the first quarter of  this year, Spain received 10.1 million international tourists

Spain received in the first quarter, 10.1 million international tourists , representing an increase of 7.2 % over the same period last year and 677,000 arrivals , according to the survey Frontur - Frontier Tourist Movement , prepared by the Branch General Knowledge and Tourism Studies of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.Among the major emitting countries , all with growth, says France with a variation of 11.5% over the same period last year and the arrival of 1,659,784 tourists.Valencia, with 12.2 % , and the Canary Islands ,...


24-04-2014 - Ourense offer 1,500 seats for stays in spas province

The Council of Ourense with resorts in the province and municipalities with spa facilities presented at the Palacio Provincial The Hydrotherapy social Program Ourense , thermal province. The act formalized in the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Council of Ourense and resorts in the province, attended by the President of the Council of Ourense , Manuel Baltar, the representatives of spas : Laherran Eduardo de la Sota , representing the spa Molgas , SL; José María Vargas de la Figuera , representing COVAQUI , SL, and Rafael Luaña Vine , representing Caldaria Thermal...


22-04-2014 - ABAV: the big Tourism Fair of Brazil

The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the main polo emissive and receptive mainland travel, will host the 42nd ABAV Tourism Fair of the Americas, from 24th to 28th September 2014.The fair will run for five days, the first three dedicated exclusively to the travel trade and the weekend, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September, with free access to the public.In 2014 Sao Paulo ABAV, will bring the best businesses and professionals, that will show their latest developments and innovations related to the sector...


21-04-2014 - Cabreiroá receives two awards that are among the best waters in the world

Cabreiroá has received two awards at the recent annual awards Monde Selection 2014, which place the water Hijos de Rivera among the best in the world.Specifically, the natural mineral water Cabreiroá wins first time the Gold Medal and sparkling water Cabreiroá Magma earned the Grand Gold Award, which certifies the highest degree of quality according to leading experts who are part of jury in each edition.As explained from Cabreiroá, the Institute for Quality Selections Monde Selection has over 40 years highlighting his seal more than...


21-04-2014 - European money for the Colonial and Volcano Route in Nicaragua

With funding from the European Union and implemented by the Intur, the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism; addition to the technical support of the Agency for Development Cooperation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (LuxDev), the project is done Support Local Economic Development through Tourism Sector: Colonial Route and Volcanoes - RCV in the Pacific region of Nicaragua.This project aims to support the sustainable tourism development program in Nicaragua Tourist Routes by promoting the development of sustainable tourism in the Pacific region of Nicaragua...


16-04-2014 - The April issue of the Wellness Travel Journal includes a "Save the date" of Termatalia Argentina

Wellness magazine Travel Journal WTJ has included in its newsletter of April, a "Save the date". This is a special call for professionals in the sector, especially the U.S., to participate in Termatalia Argentina WTJ joining to create a special area United States on this date.This magazine is edited by Camille Hoheb, the delegate Termatalia in the U.S. and Canada; and is a commitment to promoting Hydrotherapy through institutions and companies interested in Health Tourism product development.As always, this publication launches messages full...


16-04-2014 - The Eurocidade Chaves-Verín constitutes as an European Territorial Cooperation Agency

The constitution of the Chaves-Verin Eurocidade in European Territorial Cooperation Agency (EGTC) will build on EU instruments for doing collaboration between both villages broader, more visible, and more useful for citizens as said Alberto Nunez Feijóo.The regional president recalled the historic character of joint work between Chaves and Verin, who advanced in recent years to its institutional integration and now a new step in an old path, but certainly a giant step, he said.Thus, during the presentation of the entity, the...


08-04-2014 - Global tourism industry will grow steadily over the next ten years

The global travel industry is poised to grow steadily over the next decade, according to a new study commissioned by Amadeus to Oxford Economics, in which the sector is forecast to grow at a rate of 5.4 % annually over the coming ten years , exceeding the increase in global GDP.According to the report, will be the big emerging markets that will be placed at the forefront of this growth. In this sense , China will overtake the U.S. this year as the largest outbound market in the world and is the largest market for domestic travel in 2017.The...


08-04-2014 - Czech spas assets orient tourists

In the new season, Czech spas are still struggling to stand as places that promise great experiences of relaxation, culture and cuisine.


07-04-2014 - The tour group MAS COSTAS ended the year 2013 with a total turnover of EUR 69.9 MM

Galician group tour COSTAS MAS gets to close the year 2013 with an increase in consolidated sales of 9.1 % , representing a total turnover of € 69.9 MM . The fastest growing online group , was the hotel with its Oca Hotels, Thermal Hotels and Grand Oca Oca Resorts brands.So , the hotel chain outperformed 21% growth over fiscal 2012. This growth came mainly to the good performance given that Brazil had the unit , with production increases above 25% , the consolidation of the thermal products which also had a rebound and the incorporation of the new business unit...


03-04-2014 - Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies features news of its next trade show

During a press conference at its headquarters, the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies, ABAV announced changes to the 42nd edition of his show, ABAV - International Tourism Expo , to be held from September 24th to 28th at the Anhembi Exhibition Pavilion of São Paulo.Nearly six months for the conclusion of the event already sold over 60% of the exhibition space, the organization said , where more than 80% of the national sales force, including domestic and international destinations .The expansion of...


01-04-2014 - The Turespa web already allows to book experiences

Tourists that visit Spain can already access and book travel experiences in our country through the official tourism website of Spain: www.spain.info, always performing the transaction with the service provider..


01-04-2014 - Be held in the First Meeting of Oberá Wellness Tourism and Cures (Province of Misiones,Argentina)

Will be developed 22th and May 23th  with a technical team of people from different areas related to tourism. The presentations will be done in the House of History and Culture from Bicentennial 9 am on Thursday 22th , at an estimated cost of $100 per person. It is open to the general public. The main objective of the meeting is to position Oberá as a tourist destination , and thus also of the Jungle Spa Business as an option , in the province of Misiones and northeastern Argentina, as well as in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay . It...


28-03-2014 - FEHGRA: Federation advances on Tourism issues

Members of the Department of Tourism of the Business Federation of Hotel and Gastronomy of Argentina, by the Vice President Fernando Desbots, met yesterday at the institutional home for further analysis on tourism issues relating to the development of hotel and catering, and advance tools and options that can help boost the sector, luggage included in the institutional objectives of the entity that represents the activity in the country.With great participation of all representatives that make up the seven regions that make up the structure of the Federation, reviewed progress...


25-03-2014 - Argentina is your world. Take a tour, an event to promote domestic tourism in the country

In a joint effort between the public and private sectors, in May month is going to hold a meeting focused on the marketing of domestic tourism, including a training and innovation agenda for operators of that sector.Thus, Argentina Tourism Chamber, the Federation of Chambers of Tourism of Argentina, together with the Ministry of Tourism and itself the Federal Tourism Council, have announced the completion of the event Argentina is your world. Take a tour, to be held on May 7th at the Panamericano Hotel of Buenos Aires.That...


24-03-2014 - ESPA, The European Spas Association, will hold its 19th Annual Congress in Vejle, Denmark

Under the theme Expanding Thermal Experience the European Spas Association, ESPA, I hold its 19th Annual Congress, as usual, will convene the European professional leaders from a dozen countries to present recent advances and developments in the field of hydrotherapy. It will take place between 20th and 23rd May and the venue this time will be the city of Vejle in Denmark.At this link can view information on the conference: http://issuu.com/espacongress/docs/espaESPA, The European Spas...


21-03-2014 - Opened the exhibition "Auga Doce, Cando a auga é arte" in the Galician City of Culture 

The Prince of Asturias and President of the Xunta de Galicia staged this morning in Santiago de Compostela the opening of the exhibition "Auga Doce" which can be viewed today on Galician City of Culture, a day after the World Water Day, to 14th September.By the hands of geniuses such as John Constable, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Mario Merz, Martin Chirino or Chema Madoz along with a wide selection of large Galician creators Auga Doce proposes an intense aesthetic experience through a multidisciplinary selection of works ranging from painting to sculpture,...


20-03-2014 - Published March edition of Wellness Travel Journal, WTJ

Wellness Travel Journal WTJ magazine has published its newsletter of March in which, among other topics, invites professionals, especially Americans, to visit Termatalia Argentina.This magazine is edited by Camille Hoheb, the delegate Termatalia in the U.S. and Canada and is a commitment to promoting Hydrotherapy through institutions and companies interested in product development, Health Tourism.As always, this publication launches full of positivism messages. This special issue spring, the season of renewal and infinite possibilities....


18-03-2014 - The Ecuadorian Cuenca named best adventure destination 2014

Outside, the most recognized travel magazine in the United States has awarded the city of Cuenca in Ecuador, as The Best Adventure Destination 2014 in the delivery of the Travel Awards in the category of adventure. Chris Keyes, editor of Outside, stated that we have found 50 places that will inspire you to renew your passport.Notably, Outside specializes in active lifestyle magazine, being the most prominent publication in the United States. Outside been made to follow its network of correspondents who traveled through several countries in America,...


17-03-2014 - Promoting medical tourism in Argentina

Argentinean Ministry of Tourism,  through Inprotur, National Institute of Tourism is working with the aim of consolidating the development of so-called medical tourism.A large medical facility, in combination with the tourism attractions are mixed as the key to the positioning of this product, because that Medical Tourism is the export of health services, patients are leaving their home countries for care medical curative, preventive, cosmetic or wellness type.Argentina works it as one of the flagship products over the...


17-03-2014 - Ourense celebrate World Water Day with wine and mineral waters at As Burgas theater

To mark the celebration, next 22nd March, the World Day Agua, Ourense City Council organizes a series of activities in the Archaeological and Thermal complex As Burgas, with the aim of bringing this space to citizens and to value hot Springs Ourense, our most important asset. Ourense joins to the proposal from the European Association of Historic Towns and thermal together to celebrate this date. Titled Celebration@Sources, various European cities organize a program of activities that can be followed through the Facebook page www.facebook.com/celebrationsources.CAMPUS...


13-03-2014 - ONCE coupon dedicated to promoting the "ancient culture" of thermalism in Galicia

ONCE has decided to devote the raffle ticket for next Saturday, March 15 , to promote the " ancient culture " of spas in Galicia through a picture of the Roman baths of Lugo to be printed in five million with coupons will be sold throughout the state.This has been explained on Monday the delegate ONCE in Galicia, Manuel Martinez , who presented the coupon dedicated to Galician Hydrotherapy in the City of Culture in the company of the Regional Minister of Culture, Jesus Vazquez , director of Tourism Galicia, Nava Castro and representatives of the Gallegos spas.In...


11-03-2014 - Europe Ranks No. 1 for Wellness Tourism Trips: Generates 203 Million Annually 

No. 2 for Expenditures: The global wellness tourism market is worth $439 billion, and Europe drives 36% of all expenditures ($158.4 billion USD or 115.3 € billion), ranking right behind North America, which grabs 41% of the market.6 of the top 10 - and 11 of the top 20 - nations for wellness tourism expenditures are in Europe: Expenditures (billion)      Trips (million)     Global Rank-Expenditures Germany $42.2/30.8€ 49.2 No. 2France $24.1/17.6€...


07-03-2014 - Increases Spaniards traveling to Central America

Central European tourism grew 3.4 % last year compared to 2012 , with a strong urge to travel from Spain ( +10.6 %) , statistics indicate the seven countries in the region , released by the Agency promotion of Tourism in Central America, the CATA .Costa Rica is still the preferred destination for Europeans , and received a total of 300,942 tourists, 5.6% more than in 2012. Meanwhile, Panama 172 542 registered travelers from the Old Continent ( +18.5 %).Among issuers, Spain and then Germany are the countries that generated greater flow of...


06-03-2014 - International tourism in Turkey grows by 3.8%

Turkey has received in the last January , 1,146,000 foreign visitors , noting an increase of 3.8 % , or 42,000 people , in particular, increasing by 12.9 % of arrivals to Istanbul.The data, provided by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, detailing arrivals of foreign visitors in January, show that the increase in total up to 1,146,000 visitors .Antalya was the first beach destination and gateway first in Turkey, with 11.12 million visitors in 2013 , overtaking the city of Istanbul .The data indicate that...


03-03-2014 - Tourism, country´s engine to Colombia

Tourism is an active component of the Colombian agenda and is called to establish itself as an engine of development for the country. This has been assured this week Santiago Rojas, Colombian Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism.The minister remarks to took place during the opening of the XXXIII ANATO Tourism Showcase , held these days in Bogotá, where he accompanied by President Juan Manuel Santos.The importance of tourism in the Colombian economy emerges from the good figures of 2013 , with 3.7 million tourists , 28 million passengers...


03-03-2014 - Hot springs discovered in localities of Artigas, Uruguay

A group of geologists confirmed the existence of hot springs in three different sites of the department of Artigas in Uruguay . The departmental authorities are preparing an international call for expressions of interest for tourist exploitation.At a conference held in the Departmental Board Artigas Intendant Patricia Ayala and Geoambiente company representative , Jorge Montaño Xavier , unveiled the report states that there are hot springs in that department.Enthused by the good news the community leader pledged his efforts to carry out...


27-02-2014 - Chile´s sustainability seal internationally recognized

The entity reference in the world in Sustainable Tourism, GSTC, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, just to validate international recognition seal. This implies a big step to sustainability by Chile, through international recognition that has been recognized as Distinguished Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC.This S Seal is aimed at Chile accommodation establishments that meet criteria of sustainability in economic, environmental and socio-cultural fields, and is delivered by SERNATUR, supported by the National Bureau of tourism sustainability.SENATUR...


25-02-2014 - Health Tourism as a new bet tourism in Portugal

Health Minister of Portugal, Paulo Macedo, have informed recently that he would like to see his country become a competitive platform for tourism in the health sector. As part of a recent speech, Macedo said he wants to see the health sector as a recognized provider of high quality and become an internationally competitive option. The minister believes that infrastructure is good, it have several accredited institutions at the international level and professionals ar hight skiled. In addition, he has also highlighted that prices...


20-02-2014 - Peru will receive this year 3.8 M of foreign tourists

Incoming tourism in Peru will grow, from 3.2 million received in 2013 to around 3.8 million in the current 2014, according to the information made public for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. This amount of views will generate an economic movement of about 4,000 million, an increase of 15% compared to the data achieved last year.This result should be due, largely, to the ralisation of events of great magnitude in Lima, such as the World Travel & Tourism Council and the COP 20, which will add a significant number of foreign...


19-02-2014 - The tourism sector in Colombia, one of the most prosperous of the country

The National Development Plan of Colombia has placed tourism as an engine of regional growth, setting it ambitious goals for the end of this year. Among these objectives include the count of 4 million foreign visitors, bring a million people to the parks, in addition to achieve foreign exchange earnings from tourism, worth 4.000 million dollars. At the National Tourism Registry listed as registered over 17,000 companies active in this field, including commercial establishments and individuals.The set of...


18-02-2014 - Petra Sanchez Sanchez of ABINAM, elected vice-president of ICBWA

The Chairman of the Scientific Committee ABINAM, Petra Sánchez Sánchez, professor of Mackenzie University of Sao Paulo, was elected last November in the United States, vice-president of the largest association in the world of water industry bottled, ICBWA - International Council of bottled Water Associations. For President was elected Stewart Allen until now vice-president of the organization, of  ICBWA, replacing Annick Moreau, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Danone Waters. The term of office shall be one year.Petra Sanchez,...


17-02-2014 - World Travel Market will launch a Wellness Tourism Program

World Travel Market will launch in its 2014 edition, set for November in London, its first specific program to support the wellness tourism sector, of rapid growth worldwide. According to data disclosed by the WTM, the wellness industry is growing at an annual average of 9%, well above the average of travel and tourism industry, 6%.The WTM wellness program organized by SpaFinder Wellness 365 (world´s largest company of media and marketing for industry) in association with Global Wellness Tourism Congress, will be extened by three...


13-02-2014 - Foreign tourists in Argentina spent 6.7% more in December

Tourist arrivals have grown by 4.4% in the last month of December counting up to 234,036 visitors. Meanwhile, Argentines abroad trips have increased by 9.7% in December. As detailed in a report by the Ministry of Tourism and the INDEC, foreign tourists spent in Argentina 300.4 million dollars in last December, i.e. 6.7% more than in December 2012. Argentine citizens abroad spent 221.4 million dollars, which means 2.6% less than in December 2012.It highlights also the greater number of tourists arrived in...


12-02-2014 - Tourism in Galicia, has a Plan

The new Integral Plan of Tourism aims to identify the major strengths of Galicia to compete as a single destination: natural wealth, quality of thermal waters and gastronomy, the symbol of the Camino de Santiago and the artistic and cultural heritage. Also specific plan objectives are based on 2013 records: moving from 3.7 million to 4 million tourists, 900,000 to 1 million international tourists, a hotel occupancy rate of 29.65% to 33.54%; an average stay of 2.13 nights to 2.5 nights, and a total expenditure of international tourists from 733 million euros to...


30-01-2014 - Argentina presented its opportunities for tourism investment in the EMITT of Turkey

The Ministry of Tourism of the Nation realized this presentation during a workshop organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey. The Argentine delegation, composed of representatives of Mintur, the Argentine Consulate in Istanbul, the Argentina Chamber of Tourism and Argentine tour operators who were participating in EMITT 2014, it was received by Vice President of the Council of Business of Angentine- Turk of DEIK, Kayhan Colakel, together with 12 entrepreneurs to advance on the Argentine proposal of investments in tourism and hotel management...


29-01-2014 - 25th anniversary of the Social Thermalism Program

The State Secretary for Social Services and Equality, Juan Manuel Moreno, has said that the social thermalism program that launches and manages in Spain, the Imserso has generated in the past 2013 some 15,000 direct and indirect jobs in order to improve the quality of life of elderly participants. "We are, therefore, to a large source of employment for an estimated 120 million economic impact". Moreno closed the event for the 25th anniversary of the implementation of a program that promotes active aging and the participation of...


28-01-2014 - Istanbul will celebrate the Medical Tourism Fair in 2014

Health Tourism in Turkey has developed in the last 10 years especially due to its strategic geographical position, climate and quality of service, as a great power to reach 1500 million people with only 4 hours flight away.Istanbul Medical Tourism Fair to be organized on 11-13 June 2014 with concurrent events at Istanbul Congress Center, for the first time will bring together world health tourism industry professionals and corporations. Will be annually and Open to Professional trade visitors only with pre-registration online and hardcopy invitations.According...


24-01-2014 - Cuzco will receive the eleventh edition of the Fair Boniotur

Speaking collecting the Peruvian press, Sixto Liñan Palomino, CEO of the event, he invited tourism entrepreneurs to attend the Annual Meeting of National and Latin American Tourism Entrepreneurs in the framework of the next edition of Boniotur.The Fair will be celebrated in the Convention Center Cuzco, in Peru. From the organization of the event points to that "this time, Cuzco will host the 11th edition of the  International Tourism Fair and it becomes the center and bridge uniting all national and Latin American tourism, the ideal setting for...


23-01-2014 - The key strategy of Europe as a tourist destination

Starting a year ago, it has a duration of 18 months and deepens in the knowledge of the priority markets of long distance to increase the flow of tourists to Europe and the final conclusions of this program will be presented at a conference in Brussels on the 12th of February.Based in Brussels, the ETC is the responsible organization for promoting tourism in Europe in long-distance markets and brings together the National Tourism Offices in 33 European countries. The European Travel Commission has worked during this time to identify and understand...


22-01-2014 - Mexico sets its touristic priorities for 2014

The growth of the economic benefit and the market share in the United States are some of the priorities highlighted for this year by the general director of Consejo de Promoción Turística de México, CPTM, Rodolfo López Negrete. Other actions of importance are the consolidation of tourist growth of Canada, the acceleration of this in the UK and the continuation of the growth strategy in emerging markets.As pointed out López Negrete, for these tasks is vital the participation of Mexican embassies and consulates, who would be partners...


20-01-2014 - Galicia will be shown in Fitur as a destination "eco and sustainable" 

The Tourism Director of Galicia, Nava Castro, explained that Galicia will attend the thirty-fourth edition of the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (Fitur) as a "sustainable and eco" destination, which will show it to the visitors in its stand.For the processing of the stand, they will use natural materials, without treatment and optimized for reuse, as wood, Nava Castro said at a press conference, in which she said that this aesthetic aims to "tune" the concept of Galicia as a community sensitized with the environment. Through this...


17-01-2014 - The WHO includes Thermal Medicine in Traditional Medicine strategies for the first time

A strong scientific revival of traditional and complementary medicines; thorough operator training; strict controls over the quality of natural products combined with appropriate patient/consumer information: these are some of the recommendations contained in the paper World Health Organization Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 introduced in Macao (China) by the World Health Organization in last November. As the only European representative, Umberto Solimene attended the meeting in his capacity of Director of the WHO Centre and Secretary General of FEMTEC ( Worldwide Federation of Hydrotherapy...


16-01-2014 - Angola wants to position itself among the top tourist destinations in Africa

The promotion of tourism by hosting events in the 18 provinces that comprise Angola, is a priority for the Ministry of the sector in its attempt to place the country on the route of the major African destinations. In this way, among the activities to report the potential of this industry include the realization of the International Tourism Exchange of Angola, in Benguela province, 425 kilometers south of Luanda.Similarly, it is intended to deepen in the promotion and the official notification of the national contest of gastronomy. “This...


15-01-2014 - Argentina will have a record growth of domestic tourism

The Argentine government is planning a record increase of domestic tourism for next season, completed a month of the increase in the tax on tickets and package tours abroad.As well, the Government Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich, said that “a target of 27.9 million tourists is expected in domestic destinations, which is a historic record since 2003, an increase of 59%, noting also that “tourism has had an evolution from the domestic point of view, very significant from December to March".In the past month, which was the first of the summer...


14-01-2014 - The tourism to Cuba grows in the winter season

The winter season, which began in Cuba on the 1st of November, advances with a growth of over 8% in arrivals, the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), which highlights the positive trend in flows from important issuing markets."In this period have been achieved increases of operations from Canada, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Russia, Venezuela and Haiti. Cruise operations have also increased, new boats touch multiple Cuban ports standing out among them, Louis Cristal and Star Clippers” said Mintur in a statement.It...


13-01-2014 - Eduardo Sevilla, National Tourism Director of Mincetur

Trough a Ministerial Resolution published in the legal provisions supplement of the newspaper El Peruano, Eduardo Sevilla was designate as National Director of Tourism. Sevilla took office for many years as advisor to the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, since the time of the first period of José Miguel Gamarra. Exactly since the year 2000 until 2011. He saw issues as the Master Plan, he participated actively in the North Amazonian Circuit projects and he was Technical Secretary of the Network of Tourist Protection. He was recently exercise functions as Chief of the Trade Tourism, Energy and Mines...


10-01-2014 - El Salvador starts its tour of international tourism promotion

According to the Plan of International Event, the 17 fairs include target markets that the Ministry of Tourism projects from the beginning of its administration, and which have been strengthened since 2009.The Ministry of Tourism plans to invest, like last year, about $ 1.5 million for positioning the country worldwide.The fairs to participate will be developed in countries like Germany, Spain, France, Holland, Italy, England, USA, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador, among others.The Minister,...


09-01-2014 - Termas de Río Hondo prepares to receive an intinerant tourism

One of the purposes of the Municipal Secretary of Tourism is offering a range of activities to strengthen the tourist offer of Termas, looking for break the seasonality and become a tourist city throughout the year. From this portfolio reported that more than 60 hotels and around 20 restaurants will keep their doors open in summer 2014 to provide the best services to the tourists who come to enjoy the benefits of the city.Hotel establishments of different categories will be available to provide services according to this season where reign high temperatures. Visitors...


08-01-2014 - Termal Tourism demand increases by 38% in Argentina

Argentina commitment to wellness tourism that increases by 38% the number of tourists in this segment which captured its 75 thermal destinations, according to the information of the National Institute of Tourism Promotion from Argentina (INPROTUR), which showed its offer through its participation in the last edition of Termatalia.In this line, the Tourism minister of the country and president of INPROTUR, Enrique Meyer, said the "great potential" that has this type of product in Argentina, making fundamental, "its development and promotion."A...


07-01-2014 - Medical Tourism: A Growing Market in Latin America

The proximity to a big-ticket market like the United States, cost-saving efforts and the high level of its experts and centers have made Latin America gain ground in the realm of medical tourism, a trendsetting move that has already put major travel destinations from the region on the map, such as Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Cuba. According to the 2012-2013 World Travel Trend Report, Latin America has reeled in a large market share in the region as far as medical and esthetic treatments for tourists are concerned, rubbing elbows with Europe-home to well-established...


02-01-2014 - Mondariz launches to the soft drinks with its new range of products

Aguas de Mondariz expands its range of products by throwing to the complicated soft drinks market. Mondariz Sport (sports drink); Mondariz Premium Cola and Mondariz Tea Premium are the three new drinks, of course made from Aguas de Mondariz, driven by the historic company.Mondariz Tea Premium and Mondariz Sport are presented in 33 cl tin and Mondariz Premium Cola adds a second presentation tin in a glass bottle.The company, owned by Vichy Catalán, points out that none of the three has sugars and that they are committed to be healthy refreshments....


26-12-2013 - Increase by 4.5% in tourist arrivals to Uruguay

Liliám Kechichián, the Uruguayan Minister of Tourism, she standed out that between the months of July and September arrived to the country a 4.5% more foreigners than in the last year.This trend has been maintained also in the month of October.However, in the first nine months came to the country a 2.8% less visitors, although the spending have contracted further by 15.7%, as detailed in the official statistics.Until last September, 2,037,575 foreign tourists would have left in Uruguay up to 1,432,800 million dollards.“The...


20-12-2013 - Colombia aims to reach 4M visitors in 2014

The objective is not other than “grow in existing markets and impact on new markets, taking advantage of free trade agreements, regional agreements and innovation”, exposed Lacouture.Proexport is going to focus its strategy in the Americas, which has greater logistic facilities, but without neglecting the open spaces in Europe and looking the opportunities offered by Asia and Africa, said.Proexport plans to celebrate the 19th and 20th February in Bogota, the so-called macro-business round number 50, in which the participation of a thousand...


19-12-2013 - Health and Wellness Tourism Today

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is “a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the complete absence of disease or infirmity.” In accordance with this definition, wellness can be equated with health. Health and wellness involves several well-being dimensions including physical, mental, social, sexual, emotional, cultural, spiritual, educational, occupational, financial, ethical and existential dimensions. Emergent Paradigms on Health and MedicinePreventive Medicine –...


23-11-2013 - I Latin American Congress of Spa Costa Rica

On 22 and 23 November 2013, the First Latin American Congress of Spa Costa Rica 2013 is being celebrated in La Fortuna.Termatalia will be present in the presentation on Saturday from 4:30 pm.


19-11-2013 - The second edition of the book "Health, Tourism and Hospitality. Wellness, Spas and Medical Travel" is about to be published

The book analyses the history and development of the industries, the way in which they are managed and organised, the expanding range of new and innovative products and trends, and the marketing of destinations, products and services.This is the only book to offer a complete overview and introduction to health tourism and hospitality. This second edition has been updated to include: Expanded coverage to the hospitality sector with a particular focus on spa management. New content on medical tourism throughout...


18-11-2013 - Wellness Tourism Worldwide announces the top wellness travel trends for 2014 

Data analysis and WTW trends have included this time visits to the sites, reviews, inquiriess, interviews and opinions of consumers, professionals of the medical and wellness sector, wellness experts and academics.Now, the consultant has submitted a list of the main trends:1. Mind matters: Consumers have set their eyes on holidays that offer mental restoration.2. The rise of wellness travel agents.3. The "local vita": high regard for authentic and meaningful experiences al the local level.4....


07-11-2013 - José Miguel Gamarra, new Peruvian Deputy Minister of Tourism

Gamarra held the position of Deputy Minister of Tourism between 1997 and 2001, also acting as executive director of Economic Promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002 and 2003.So far he was the president of APTAE, the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism and Specialized Tourism.News Source: Expreso.infoImage Source:


05-11-2013 - The European Thermal Meeting will be celebrated in Enghien-les-Bains

There will be several scientific meetings involving national and european institutions to discuss subjects of interest and thermal news. In this edition will be represented scientific societies of Italy, Romania, Portugal, Luxembourg, Germany, Grenoble, Spain and Turkey as well as France, which is the host country.Meetings are organized and coordinated by the French Thermal and Climate Federation in collaboration with the National Council of Thermal Holdings of France (CNETh) and the Mayors Association of Thermal Cities (ANMCT).Source:


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14-10-2013 - Wellness tourism segment represents a global market of 439 thousand million dollars

The global tourism market or welfare wellness today reached a value of 439 thousand million dollars , 14 % of total revenues in the global tourism industry , amounting to 3.2 Bilion ( million million) per year , says a new study by SRI International and Global Spa & Wellness Summit ( GSWS ) .Presented at the first Global Congress Wellness Tourism (Global Wellness Tourism Congress , GWTC ) in New Delhi, the study predicts that this segment will grow at an average of 9.9 % annually over the next five years , almost double the growth predicted for the tourism...


08-10-2013 - Galicia Tourism wants segmentation and adaptation to the specific demands of the tourist potential to promote health tourism in Galicia

The Galicia tourism director said in his speech at the conference Spas : senior tourism and active aging from your department is working to bring the tourist destination to travelers needs and to offer a sojourn to offer differentiated , exclusive and quality . " By working to boost those segments to develop our territory touristically direct impact on the specialization of our destiny ," he said . Second said , the tourism sector is a reality in constant movement that strives to adapt to changes . " The new tourists demand a customized offer , and it is also important to detect changes that...


04-10-2013 - Se creará una plataforma bajo la Marca España para impulsar el turismo de salud

La secretaria de Estado de Turismo, Isabel Borrego, ha anunciado la creación de una plataforma nacional para fomentar el turismo de salud a nivel internacional bajo la marca España por la rentabilidad del producto.Así lo ha anunciado Borrego durante la presentación del estudio Turismo de salud en España. “Hay que unificar los proyectos locales en una plataforma nacional de turismo de salud”, apuntó la secretaria, al recomendar que este turismo se debe de vender a través del país y no por comunidades.El apoyo de la Secretaría de Estado de Turismo por este tipo de turismo...


03-10-2013 - Argentina programa un récord de inversión para promover el turismo receptivo.

El Gobierno de Argentina prevé invertir en 2014 la cifra récord de 383 millones de pesos y aumentar en más de 50% las acciones en diversas plazas del mundo para promover el turismo receptivo. La meta fue incluida por el organismo del Ministerio de Turismo de la Nación en el proyecto de Presupuesto Nacional, e incluye la asistencia a 101 ferias en 2014, tres más que este año.  El Instituto Nacional de Promoción Turística, Inprotur, estima que esa política permitirá atraer el año próximo a 6,2 millones de visitantes, unos 200.000 más que los que llegarán al país durante...


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30-09-2013 - La evolución demográfica llevará a un continuo crecimiento del Turismo de Salud

ATP, la denominada Asociación de las Termas de Portugal, ha alertado recientemente de la falta de reconocimiento del termalismo como producto estratégico para la Unión Europea, por parte del Ministerio luso de la Salud. 


09-09-2013 - Exits to the sale the book: Water and life

Some say that the recently past century the trunks kept in memory time and the wonderful costumes that people in our towns and cities were created and dressed in various types of events and celebrations over two hundred years.Fortunately, today there is a return to values, a recognition of these traditions, by whose impulse have been recovered and play many of them from all corners of our country.To mark the International Year Cooperation in the Field of Water, the book is a reflection on the water and its importance in contemporary life.The...


02-09-2013 - The worlds largest natural spa in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is located at 416.5 meters below sea level at the lowest point on the face of the earth. The countless benefits of its salty waters have attracted attracting many visitors since ancient times, including King Herod and the beautiful Egyptian Queen Cleopatra , who used to come to this place to enjoy the therapeutic properties of water and its sludge .With ten times more salt than the rest of the planet-s oceans , the Dead Sea is rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium , potassium , bromine and several other minerals. Thus, the combination of Dead Sea...


30-08-2013 - International tourist in Spain sepnt 6% more

International tourists increased 6 % its total tourism spending in Spain , which reached 32,210 million euros between January and July compared to the same period last year , according to the Tourism Expenditure Survey , Egatur , by the Institute of Tourism Studies of the Ministry of Industry , Energy and Tourism. The daily average expenditure per tourist spending also increased by 2.1 % and 2 % respectively in the period.The Nordic countries , with an increase of 18.5 % , and France with 16.4% , were the markets that experienced the largest increases in the period...


26-08-2013 - Other tourism: Wellness Tourism

The pursuit of health and well-being moves per year more than 75,000 million worldwide. In Spain, private sector health and tourism not lag behind in a race that last year attracted 20,000 tourists and an annual turnover of 140 million euros. Last July be creating the Cluster Spanish Health Tourism, which includes major private clinics, spas, dependent entities, hotels and travel agencies.The more than 3,000 miles of coastline warm are the best claim for a growing sector annual average 20%. -Spain, which is now a tourist power can add enviable vision of the health...


22-08-2013 - Mincetur: Hot springs favor tourism

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) today reported that Peru is one of the countries with the hot springs in the region, which promotes tourism in Peru.He said there is a niche that has 300 million people worldwide who seek sightseeing spa (health facility offering treatments, relaxation therapies or systems, using water as the main base) and spas, so they have to know that Peru is a major source.In this regard, he noted that the Peruvians are promoting invest in Hydrotherapy, as was done in Churín, for example.-The...


21-08-2013 - Lanjarón Spa the first thermal center with bootcamp services

Spa facilities of Lanjaron evoke a pleasant rest until he blows his bugle at seven o-clock and sleep is truncated short of a nightmare. At least for those attending the-bootcamp-, a fashion imported from the USA and Canada that provides tailored military training to civilians who want to challenge their physical endurance or lose a few kilos.Lanjarón has added to its services this discipline, which develops from the hand of Camp Asgard, led by Antonio Cabezuelo, a soldier trained in special operations willing to put their users to a harsh military discipline. The...


19-08-2013 - The glass bottles are dressen Mondariz special labering on the 140th anniversary

Mondariz Water debuts five new labels in its waters and sparkling glass of 330 ml reusable, designed mostly to hotels and restaurants.This special edition of labels, they will wear a million bottles, makes a historic journey through the evolution of the most representative logos that have marked his life.The action is in addition to other initiatives that the company has launched this year to mark its 140th anniversary and with which society aims to bring its wide and extensive experience.140 years of brand history...


07-08-2013 - Tourism Galicia and the Galician Association of Property Balnearia signed an agreement to promote tourism senior

The Director of Tourism in Galicia, and the president of the Galician Association of Property Balnearia, Antonio Garaloces, signed today at the Balneario Baños de Brea a partnership that aims to promote tourism in Galicia senior. At the signing ceremony was also attended by the Mayor of Vila de Cruces, Jesus Otero Varela.This event took part in the strategy of Tourism Galicia prolific work in the development of sustainable and quality tourism in Galicia and publicize the Galician offer various promotional strategies that fall between...


31-07-2013 - The Balneario Cervantes becomes the center more efficient and sustainable thermal of Castilla La Mancha

The Balneario Cervantes implanted in biomass facilities and an innovative control system and energy regulation in the center becoming more efficient and sustainable thermal de Castilla La Mancha. It has developed a regulation that is responsible for searching at all times what is energy-free solution that offers higher returns based on the price of energy must be consumed.The system uses a Web platform with which to access the facility, both locally and remotely providing a 24h surveillance tool. Energy is one of the major headaches...


23-07-2013 - México, Perú y Ecuador entre grandes ganadores de World Travel Awards en Centro y Sur América

La gala de los World Travel Awards (WTA) de 2013, correspondiente a la región de Centro y Sur América, tuvo entre los grandes ganadores a México, Perú y Ecuador durante la ceremonia celebrada el fin de semana en el templo Huacca Pucllana, en Lima. Quito conquistó el cetro como Mejor Destino de Sudamérica, mientras que el Mejor Nuevo Hotel de Sudamérica fue el Hilton Miraflores Lima, y el Mejor Hotel de Negocios de la región fue el Swissotel Lima.


18-07-2013 - Realizarán en Tijuana Foro de Diagnóstico de Turismo de Salud

Este viernes 19 de julio se llevará a cabo el "Foro de Diagnóstico de Turismo de Salud" que se realizará en Tijuana y en donde participarán los principales actores de esta actividad de todo el país, informó el Secretario de Turismo del Estado, Juan Tintos Funcke.El funcionario estatal mencionó que este evento forma parte del proceso de consultas de la Secretaría de Turismo Federal (SECTUR) para identificar la problemática y las áreas de oportunidad del Turismo de Salud, que conlleven a posicionar a México como un destino a la vanguardia en innovación y...


16-07-2013 - Proposal to declare 2015 years of tourism between China and Mexico

Tourism officials in México and China agreed Monday to strengthen advocacy strategies and air connectivity between the two countries, in addition to advancing the facilitation of travel to boost tourism flows in both directions. During a meeting in China, the head of the Tourism Ministry, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, and  President of the National Tourism Administration of China (CNTA), Shao Qiwei, agreed to create a technical group that generates, from now until 2015, the conditions for training and promotion of tourism in the two counties. At...


16-07-2013 - Projected in Salto (Uruguay) development of new tourist resort spa

Ancap signed on Monday July 15 an agreement with the City of Pueblo Villa Constitution, regarding the performance of a thermal water exploratory well. By year over 450,000 tourists destination captures the thermal..O the occasion of the celebration of the 161 years anniversary of fundation in villa Constitución,Germán Coutinho Mayor highlighted the impact of thermal well in the future development of tourism in the region. We must work hard, so that when you see the water at 40 degrees, reach investors, pools are built and become the expectation...


16-07-2013 - Disclosed the new Spanish Cluster Health Tourism

The advisory committee member Termatalia 2013, José Luis López González, CEO of Luamar and CEAV Association representative, discloses Cluster creation Spanish Health Tourism. The National Federation of Private Clinics (FNCP), National Spas Association (ANBAL), the International Business Unit (EDF), the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) and the Spanish Federation of Travel Agents (CEAV ) have teamed up to create the Spanish Cluster Health Tourism, which has the dual aim of positioning Spain as a market leader in the Health Tourism...


15-07-2013 - Peru may enter ten billion dollars from tourism en 2012, according to business sector

El turismo podría representar para Perú ingresos por diez mil millones de dólares hacia 2021 si se establece una meta de diez millones de turistas y se desarrolla una estrategia más ambiciosa de promoción, señaló el domingo la Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur), que destacó el potencial del país para alcanzar esa meta. El cálculo de la Canatur fue divulgado luego de que el viernes el representante del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en Perú, Fidel Jaramillo, afirmara que el turismo podría ser la segunda fuente generadora de divisas para el...


15-07-2013 - A facsimile emphasizes the therapeutic value of the springs Galician

El facsímil del siglo XVIII, Historia universal de las fuenntes minerales de España. Tomo I, del médico Pedro Gómez de Bedoya y Paredes, presentado en la localidad ourensana de Laias por el profesor y médico especialista en termalismo Luís Rodríguez Míguez, destaca el valor terapéutico de los mananciales gallegos.La Universidad de Vigo decidió reeditar esta publicación debido a su contribución a los avances de la hidrología médica. En la actualidad resulta muy difícil encontrar algún ejemplar de la obra.El libro recoge los...


12-07-2013 - El balneario de Guitiriz acoge un curso de verano de la USC sobre el cáncer y sus causas

La USC organiza un curso de verano sobre el cáncer y sus causas en las instalaciones del balneario de Guitiriz, con una duración de 20 horas lectivas.El seminario comienza el próximo lunes y está codirigido por la profesora Lourdes Vázquez Oderiz, del área de Nutrición y Bromatología de la USC, y por Salvador Ramos Rey, director médico del balneario guitiricense.El curso, que dura hasta miércoles, contará con profesionales y expertos de prestigio internacional que abordarán temas como las sustancias tóxicas y estudiarán factores...


09-07-2013 - El Gobierno proyecta la creación del mayor gestor de agua de España

El Gobierno lleva meses tabajando en la constitucion de la mayor empresa nacional del agua, y probablemente, una de las mayores de Europa. El ministro de Medio Ambiente Miguel Arias Cañete, lidera la inicitativa cuyo objectivo es crear un equivalente al Adif en el ámbito ferroviario o a Red Eléctrica Española (REE) en el eléctrico. El Ejecutivo ha encargado a la consultora PPWC el diseño de la nueva sociedad pública que, en principio, integrará los activos de Acuaespaña y Acuamed, las dos mayores sociedad estatales encargadas de la gestión del agua en alta. Además...


05-07-2013 - The heatlh tourism market expects revenues od 500 million euros in 2015

The tourism industry and healthcare have come together to create the Spanish Cluster Health Tourism in order to position Spain as a leader in this market, which last year attracted more than 20,000 tourists and of around 140 million, but expected reach 500 million by 2015. The agreement to create the cluster was signed by the National Federation of Private Clinics (FNCP) reached an agreement with the National Association of Spas (ANBAL), the Unit Business Federation (EDF), the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) and the Spanish Confederation of Age. The...


03-07-2013 - Puerto Vallarta excels in Mexico of Medical tourism

Puerto Vallarta has taken first place in Medical Rourism in Mexico in the past year 2012, surpassing even traditional cities in this sector, Cancun or the Riviera Maya.And, at this time, the country is among the top 5 countries in international medical trourism for its high level of quality hospitals and excellent care. Medacal tourism is increasing sharply worldwide, and Puerto Vallarta are looking forward to first place in Latin america in this 2013.A new board was appointed recently to promote the city as a quality alternative where medical...


02-07-2013 - Delegate Termatalia of US, we recommend Wellness Travel Journal

La nueva edición de la revista Wellness Travel Journal WTJ, es una revista que está diseñada para reunir a los consumidores, los profesionales del turismo y los profesionales de la salud para compartir e intercambiar historias, tendencias, investigaciones y experiencias. Para el ser humano es importante disfrutar del tiempo libre y se puede decir que es una inversión en nuestro bienestar: veremos una mejor salud, felicidad individual y colectivamente porque afectan positivamente a las personas, familias… que nos ayudará a estar mejor. Esta...


02-07-2013 - La revista Origen nos enseña los secretos de las aguas minerales

La revista Origen en su número de mayo/junio 2013 ha publicado un reportaje sobre las aguas minerales en sus páginas centrales, desde su contexto histórico hasta ayudándonos en la cata de guas diferenciando algunas de las más importantes. En los numerosos manantiales que están repartidos por toda la geografía española salen 5.027 millones de litros de agua embotellada según la Asociación de Empresas de Aguas de Bebida Envasada (ANEABE) se comercializó en el 2011. Esta asociación representa a más de 80 empresas en nuestro país. Se...


28-06-2013 - Antonio Garaloces, new president of Resorts of Galicia

The Spa Association of Galicia chose yesterday to Antonio Garaloces, managing director of Balneario de Lugo-Termas Romanas, as president at the meeting held yesterday in Lugo. Garaloces, hitherto occupied the vice president of this entity takes over the presidency of Rafael Luaña. Among the topics discussed Partners unfair competition, the value of the Chair of Medical Hydrology, University of Santiago de Compostela and senior tourism interest.


20-06-2013 - Over 1200 seniors enjoyed the Thermal Linares destination

The National Service of Tourism (Sernatur) based on one of his social programs called Holiday 1226 senior benefited seniors who came for holidays, in season, to the region of Maule, and were subsidized by SERNATUR.This program, Senior Vacations, aims to promote domestic tourism in low and mid-season, boosting a break from seasonal tourism and increasing domestic tourism through the link and involvement of the actors in the field.These groups vegan to arrive durinf the month od October to December 2012 and then resumed travel during March...


20-06-2013 - Dominican Republic gives first steps to develop health tourism

The founding president od the Dominican Association of Health Tourism, Alejandro Cambiaso, has said that the country has the physical structure and the necessary medical platform to begin a plan for sustainable development of heatlh tourism. We are taking the first steps in the country to implement this practice. It is an issue that is closely aligned with the strategy of President Danilo Medina to capture 10 million tourists to the Dominican Republic to earn foreigh exgange and to diversify the tourism sector, explains Cambiaso. The association...


17-06-2013 - Galicia, the right way new tourism campaign to position the community as ideal destination for rest, relaxation and healthy lifestyle

Galicia Tourism, today unveiled the promotional campaign that will position as a destination Galicia in major tourism markets. As explained by the Director of Tourism in Galicia, Nava Castro, the first step in creating the promotional image and messages that Galicia was positioned to discern which are the most valued attributes and strengths as the tourist destination we visit, analyzing the motivations behind the choice of destination. In this way, the campaign highlighted Attributes such as rest, good food, fun, contact with nature, or adventure affordable prices, linked to the natural,...


14-06-2013 - Iberia expands according to Galician mineral water Cabreiroá for three more years

Cabreiroá has reached an agreement with Iberia on the ratified as the official water of the Spanish airline over the next three years, the company Galician present on flights over the past five years. The agreement provides further support for the mineral water brand in terms of visibility and prestige, positioning it as a reference for the more than 10 million passengers flying with Iberia each year.Thus, Cabreiroá be present in the lounges of Iberia in Spain and in all domestic, European and international. For domestic flights will be...


14-06-2013 - Pueblito Encantado Colca in Peru, new Hotel Resort & Spa of Aranwa Group

The Peruvian group Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spa, who participated as an exhibitor in the latest edition of Termatalia just opened a new store in the Colca valley called Pueblito pleasure. This hotel is a dream, rich in legends and colonial Andean traditions, as well as breathtaking scenery and is located in the district of Coporaque to Colca River, 3 hours from the city of Arequipa.Just 10 minutes from the town of Chivay. Coporaque is a place of legends with numerous colonial memories that transports us to know the Andean traditions and mysticism, devotion...


10-06-2013 - A life dedicated to the Roman thermals

Saving many distances, obviously family history Garaloces-Gandoy with Lugo spa somewhat reminiscent to that of Heinrich Schliemann and the discovery of Troy. Son of a humble shepherd boy worship him read poems of Homer and spoke of the Trojan War, the German amassed a fortune to pursue his dream, archeology. Convinced that the Iliad historical scenario described, allied with English Frank Calvet and late nineteenth century found the mythical Greek city. Lugo is no Trojan nor Gandoy Garaloces-Prussian magnates but archeology carried in the blood and three decades...


06-06-2013 - The provincial councilor of the Municipality of Callao and member of the organizing commitee of Termatalia Perú, Carlos Martínez, recognized as best councilor of the year 2013

Councilman Provincial Municipality of El Callao, Carlos Martínez Hernández, was recognized by the Association of Journalists of Peru Municiapls, "APEMUNP", chaired by journalist Miguel Inocente Mendoza, as the best provincial rules of the country for developing an exemplary career political and professional in the field of Local Government added to its great social sensitivity chalaca, ceremony at the main auditorium of the College of Lawyers of Lima. Carlos Martínez was member of the organizing commitee of the lastet edition of Termatalia, held precisely at El...


04-06-2013 - Mondariz triumphs in Brussels in the Taste & Quality Awards presented by the iTQi

For the fifth year running, Mondariz has received the maximum rating (3 stars) in the Superior Taste Award, which is presented by the International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) of Brussels. This award acknowledges the taste and excellence of the Galician Company’s products and confirms that it continues to spearhead the bottled water brands, worldwide.As on previous occasions, Mondariz presented its two varieties of water, still and sparkling, and both achieved the rating of “Exceptional”, which is awarded with a mark of 90 points out of 100 in a blind...


03-06-2013 - Thermal Tourism bill almost 2 billion dollars woldwide

FEHGRA Presudent, Roberto Brunello, stressed the importance of promoting spat tourism in Argentina, considering that globally there are 289 million consumers. During the Symposium Wellness and Thermal, was presented to the segmen as a “great opportunity” for hotel ans restaurant business.According to Independet Research Institute SRI International Stanford (USA), spa tourism “is growing exponentially in the 30 richest countries in the world”, said Brunello.“There are an estimated 289 millon on consumers of wellness related servicies...


23-05-2013 - III Peloids Iberoamerican Congress will be Azores in October

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, specifically on the island of San Miguel, will be the III Iberoamerican Congress Peloids between May 1 to October 6, 2013. The central theme of this conference will be Lamas and peloids specificities of Volcanic Origin Biofilms particularly organized by the Institute for Technological Innovation dos Açores (INOVA). It is particularly aimed at researchers and professionals dela Medicine (Medical Hydrology, Physical Medicine, Rheumatism and Public Health), Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Biology, Pharmacy, Cosmetics and Tourism. The...


22-05-2013 - Serbian spas wellness source

n Serbia there are more than 1.000 hot springs. Of all the spa, the Tourist Office of Serbia, NTOS, highlights three of them by tradition, location and amenities: Vrnjacka Banja, Sokobanja and Zlatibor.These spas are mainly in valley and hills, surrounded by forest, a natural enviroment that perfectly complements the effect on the restroom.The archaeological remains of pipes, baths and hot springs that the ancient Romans enjoyed the Serbian water quality.In the more than 53 resorts and spas, the circuits have been...


15-05-2013 - Researchers Vigueses impoved psicoriasis with peloids thermal

The chair od medical Gudrology an the University of Santiago and Galicia Spa Association, yesterday organized a conference focused on the applicacion of peloids srpings. The researcher from the University of Vigo, Lourdes Mourelle, addresses in teaching building Roberto Novoa Santos, the therapeutic of these natural products.The peloids are innovative therapeutic products used in spas for a few years. The researchee explained that arise from mixing a solid componetn. such as clays or peat, with augarnineiomedical. The result is a kind of clay that is applied to the...


09-05-2013 - Health tourism moved 12,1 million euros in Spain in 2012

The health tourism moves per year worldwide 75.000 million euros. More than 20.000 foreign tourits came to our country in 2012 attracted by the quality of our health sector or the lifestyle of Spain.Health tourism has grown in importance in recent years and many companies and institutions see it as a business opportunity. One of those who do not want to miss the opportunity is the Government. According to the Secretary of the State for Tourism, Isabel Borrego, who appeared at the Committe on Industry, energy and Tourism of the State, more domestic and international...


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29-04-2013 - Within twenty years, there will be 200 new Spas in Colombia

Proexport, the private sector and the Productive Transformation Program of the Trade and Tourism Department have planned to invest around 640 million dollars in order to build more than two hundreds Spas and Welfare Centers in Colombia throughout the next two decades. And it is that Colombia, the last financial year, received 15.823 million dollars by foreign direct investment and possesses wide potentialities in the wellness sector, having among its attractions 310 thermal springs. Maria Claudia Lacouture, Proexport director, has demonstrated...


24-04-2013 - XIII Asamblea General de Socios en Sevilla de la Asociación Española de Wellness Spa, Spatermal

El pasado día 6 de abril tuvo lugar en Sevilla la XIII Asamblea General de Socios de la Asociación Española de Wellness Spa. Spatermal, con una gran asistencia y donde se trataron temas de gran importancia, no solo de la Asociación, sino también del sector de los Spa’s y del Wellness.Bajo la nueva presidencia de Alfredo Pérez Sainz de la Maza y su Junta Directiva, la Asociación afronta nuevos retos de adaptación a los cambios sufridos en el mercado, manteniéndose como referente en todos los aspectos relativos a la utilización y buenas prácticas...


23-04-2013 - Manuel Butler es el nuevo presidente de la Comisión Europea de Turismo

Manuel Butler, director general de Turespaña, acaba de ser elegido presidente de la Comisión Europea de Turismo, ETC.Turespana_Manuel_ButlerLa elección ha sido consumada en el marco de la 84 reunión general, celebrada en la capital irlandesa, Dublin, el pasado 11 de abril. Butler sucede, así, a Petra Hedorfer de Turismo de Alemania por un periodo de tres años.También han sido elegidos Gergely Horvath, de Turismo de Hungría, y Marios Hannides, de Turismo de...


15-04-2013 - Turismo termal en varios destinos de Argentina

Argentina tiene gran variedad de centros termales, pero el principal y más completo de América Latina se encuentra en Santiago del Estero. Sin importar mucho las características climáticas los centros termales del país se ubican tanto en el litoral como en la Patagonia. Esta alternativa saludable puede combinarse también con entretenimientos, aventura y salidas nocturnas.      Las aguas termales representan una excelente opción para el descanso y el placer; y en Argentina cada vez hay...


10-04-2013 - La industria cosmética española sigue innovando a pesar de la crisis

Según un estudio realizado por Nielsen en febrero de 2012, España es el país de Europa donde mayor porcentaje de consumidores declara comprar productos destinados a cuidar su salud y belleza. De hecho, el sector de la perfumería y cosmética es uno de los que mejor están resistiendo la actual situación económica, con un crecimiento previsto del 10% entre 2009 y 2013.La industria cosmética española se caracteriza por un alto nivel de innovación, y no sólo en las marcas de lujo, sino también en las marcas blancas y segundas...


09-04-2013 - Costa Rica continues to bet for medical tourism

During the last year 2012, the medicinal tourism has generated to Costa Rica 338 millions of dollars, a higher figure in  almost the 4% in relation the previous year, the 2011, when it reported 300 millions of dollars. Thereby, figures of the ICT, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, revealed that in  2012 arrived at Costa Rica, a total of 48.00 people for the purpose of undergoing various medical procedures. The objective by the ICT and the International Council for the Promotion of Medicine in Costa Rica, Promed, is that...


08-04-2013 - Mondariz Spa is a finalist in the Conde Nast Traveler award

The Mondariz Spa was again a finalist for Best Spa of Spain in Conde Nast Traveler Awards. It is also the only galician representative in the major internacitional awards in the tourism sector, above, it was named Best Spa in Spain for two consecutive years  2005-2006, Best Accommodation in Galicia in 2007 and included in the top ten of the best resorts world.The gala will be held on April 25 and the winner will emerge from the online vote by readers of the famous publication. Appreciate the facilities,...


05-04-2013 - La Asociación Europea de Balnearios, ESPA, celebrará su 18º Congreso Anual entre el 14 y el 18 de mayo en Pomorie, Bulgaria

La Asociación Europea de Balnearios, ESPA, celebrará su 18º Congreso Anual entre el 14 y el 18 de mayo en Pomorie, Bulgaria. Convocará un año más a los profesionales europeos líderes para presentar los últimos avances y desarrollos en el sector del termalismo.La inauguración está prevista para el día 15 de mayo y correrá a cargo del ministro búlgaro de Economía, Energía y Turismo, Assen Vassilev que estará acompñado por el alcalde de Pomorie, Ivan Alexiev, por el presidetne de ESPA, Martin Plachy, y por...


22-03-2013 - El balneario de Guitiriz ofrece esta especialidad a pacientes oncológicos

En esta unidad se realizan tratamientos de rejuvenecimiento facial en los que se combinan diferentes técnicas, pero también destaca un programa de cuidados integrales a personas afectadas por cáncer en el que se contemplan tratamientos de medicina estética para reparar o atenuar los efectos que la enfermedad y su tratamiento provocan en la imagen personal de las personas afectadas.«La medicina estética tiene un amplio campo de actuación y la escuela de salud del balneario intenta ser útil al mayor número de personas. Así, no...


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25-02-2013 - Cuatro spa en hoteles peruanos entre los cinco mejores de Sudamérica

La Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo (Promperú) informó hoy que la calidad de la oferta turística peruana ha sido reconocida una vez más y esta vez cuatro spa en hoteles peruanos fueron considerados entre los cinco mejores de Sudamérica. Explicó que TripAvisor, importante web mundial de viajes, ha dado a conocer los diez mejores spas de Sudamérica en donde destacan cuatro hoteles peruanos entre los primeros cinco. Estos son:...


16-01-2013 - Las mujeres marroquíes y sus rituales de belleza

Reportaje de: www.expreso.info  Los hammams son espacios vitales y de bienestar donde las mujeres se reúnen para cuidar de sus cuerpos.  Desde el aceite de argán para hidratar, el ghassoul para purificar, el jabón negro o la henna para exfoliar,  hasta el agua de rosa para calmar. La naturaleza ofrece increíbles riquezas para la mujer...


11-01-2013 - Sigue creciendo el turismo médico en Guatemala

Durante el pasado año de 2012 el turismo de salud ha reportado en Guatemala unos ingresos por un valor de 8,5 millones de dólares, lo que significa que ha aumentado más del 13% con respecto al año anterior.De este modo, Agexport, la Comisión de Turismo de Salud y Bienestar de la Asociación Guatemalteca de Exportadores, ha indicado en un comunicado público que ‘el sector se encuentra en constante crecimiento debido a que se incrementó un 13,3% con relación al 2011, con un cierre de 8,5 millones de dólares en...


11-01-2013 - Oca Hotels entra en Portugal con el Hotel PraiaGolfe de Espinho

Oca Hotels, la cadena gallega perteneciente al Grupo Mas Costas, acaba de cerrar la operación que le permite incorporar el hotel portugues Praiagolfe de la localidad de Espinho. De esta forma, y desde el pasado 1 de enero, la cadena  cuenta ya con la primera unidad en el País vecino y que se suma a la docena de establecimientos que conforman el portfolio de Oca Hotels.Según el presidente del Grupo Mas Costas, David Caramés, ‘la incorporación de este nuevo establecimiento forma parte del plan estratégico de expansión que la división hotelera del Grupo...


27-11-2012 - Inkaterra recibe el máximo galardón medioambiental

El presidente del Grupo Inkaterra, José Koechlin, ha recibido recientemente en Turín, Italia, el Relais & Châteaux 2013 Environment Trophy, que ha sido otorgado a Inkaterra a través de su propiedad Inkaterra La Casona. Según sus organizadores, Inkaterra La Casona, situada en la ciudad del Cusco, destaca por su alta belleza y calidad excepcional y porque el grupo empresarial ha desempeñado una labor constante en materia de turismo sostenible & conservación desde su inicio en 1975. Con...


15-11-2012 - Ourense City Council organized the Public Policy Forum Thermalism and Health Tourism: Promoting the institutional development of spa towns in Spain

El Ayuntamiento de Ourense, Capital Termal de Galicia, organiza el Foro de Políticas Públicas de Termalismo y Turismo de Salud: Impulso institucional al desarrollo de las Villas Termales en España que tendrá lugar en la ciudad el viernes 23 de noviembre. La organización de este Foro tiene el objetivo de valorar e impulsar nuevas iniciativas políticas, institucionales y legislativas que permitan facilitar el desarrollo del Termalismo y Turismo de Salud en España y, particularmente, de las Villas Termales como destinos turísticos singulares localizados principalmente en entornos...


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22-10-2012 - Bogotá will have the biggest fountains show in Latin America

An innovative approach and the height of the largest montages of world will be part of the panorama of the capital of Colombia. Se trata de un show de fuentes de agua, luz y música que forman una pantalla de agua de catorce metros de altura, compuesta por 20 electroválvulas y 15.000 lúmenes de proyección, que hacen de este montaje una experiencia original para el entretenimiento de todos.El espectáculo se ha presentado ya a los medios de comunicación y a varios invitados especiales el pasado miércoles 17 de octubre. El sábado 20 se efectuará la apertura al...


18-10-2012 - Ministerio de Cultura y Turismo de Turquía: mejor institución de turismo en Europa

En la 19 edición de World Travel Awards, considerado como los Óscar del sector de turismo, el Ministerio de Cultura y Turismo de la República de Turquía ha sido galardonado con el premio de ‘mejor institución de turismo de Europa’.En la gala de los premios más prestigiosos de turismo, que se celebró el pasado 6 de octubre en el Algarve, Portugal, Turquía  recibió distintos premios en el sector turístico, así como el mejor destino de cruceros en Europa, Izmir.Con los 31,4 millones de visitantes...


17-10-2012 - Turismo termal e histórico en Entre Ríos

En pleno litoral del territorio argentino, atravesada por la ruta que une al Mercosur y bordeada por los ampulosos ríos Paraná y Uruguay, la provincia de Entre Ríos es uno de los destinos más destacados por sus coloridos carnavales y la amplia variedad de complejos termales que ofrece.Un lugar ideal para alejarse de la agitada vida en las grandes urbes, tomarse unos días plenos de cálidas temperaturas, abundante vegetación y rodeado de exóticos animales. A tan sólo dos horas de la Capital Federal, es accesible por tierra y aire, y ofrece una propuesta distinta...


15-10-2012 - Condé Nast Johansens edita su guía de hoteles recomendados

La nueva guía Condé Nast Johansens Europe & The Mediterranean. Recommended Hotels & Spas 2013 va a salir al mercado incorporando hasta 48 nuevos establecimientos de Europa y la zona del Mediterráneo. De ellos tres son establecimientos españoles.También se incorporan Serbia y Montenegro como destinos de lujo para los viajeros. Un total de 213 hoteles de: Austria (1), Bélgica (3), Croacia (5), Eslovenia (1), España (26), Egipto (1), Francia (30), Grecia (16), Islas de Canal (1), Inglaterra (8), Italia (86), Marruecos (2), Montenegro (1), Países Bajos...


10-10-2012 - Caribe mexicano repunta como destino para el turismo de salud y belleza

En un país que ingresa 1.500 millones de dólares anuales provenientes del turismo de salud y belleza, el Caribe mexicano se consolida como destino para este segmento, se destacó durante el V Congreso Spa y Turismo de Salud del Caribe, que ha sesionado esta semana.Según asistentes al evento, que congregó a unos 300 expertos de México, Colombia y Venezuela, el Caribe mexicano atrae por la infraestructura médica de primer nivel, sus tarifas competitivas y bellezas naturales.Durante la inauguración, el presidente de la Asociación Mexicana...


04-10-2012 - Imserso y termalismo social ya tienen cifras oficiales: 900000 plazas

El Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, destinará 105,4 millones de euros para financiar los programas de vacaciones y termalismo para personas mayores y personas con discapacidad, "lo que permitirá que casi 900.000 usuarios puedan viajar durante los próximos meses de temporada baja turística a precios por debajo de lo que establece el mercado", según ha informado el Gobierno.El Secretario de Estado de Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, Juan Manuel Moreno, ha anunciado que el presupuesto para los viajes del Imserso ha...


25-09-2012 - Este año crece un 7,4% la llegada de turistas extranjeros a México

La Secretaria de Turismo de México, Gloria Guevara, ha anunciado recientemente que entre los meses de enero y julio de este 2012, el número de turistas europeos que han viajado a México se ha llegado a incrementar en un 7.4%, si los datos de este año se comparan con los del mismo periodo del año 2011.Siguiendo los datos que aparecen en el SIOM, el Sistema Integral de Operación Migratoria, se constata que se han recibido 921.419 visitas de europeos a tierras mexicanas, mientras que en el año 2011 la cifra llegó a los 858.170.Específicamente,...


20-09-2012 - The FEMTEC will celebrate International Scientific Congress in Chine in October

The World Federation of Hydrotherapy (FEMTEC) will hold its 65th General Assembly and International Conference on 21 to 28 October, 2012 in Chongqing and Nanjing, China. The conference will be held in Radisson Hotel Ronghui (Chongqing and Tangshan Hot Spring Tourist Resorts Nanjing respectively.Chongqing and Nanjing will welcome the areas of spas, spa tourism and specialists participating in this major international event, an opportunity to learn about the hot springs and tourism in China, especially in these two cities, with attractive natural landscapes and abundant...


19-09-2012 - Miguel Mirones is reelected President of the National Association of Spas

It took place the General Assembly of the National Association of Spas, which associate members reelected as president Miguel ANBAL viewer, who thus continue to participate in sector representation in the various governing bodies of CEOE Spain as well as in other agencies.The current president of ANBAL, Miguel Mirones, continue the next four years as head of the Spas of Spain after being ratified in office at the last General Assembly of the National Association of Spas.Thus, the viewer will need to continue to support the...


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11-09-2012 - Increased by 19 percent tourism spending in Chile

About $ 960 million foreign visitors in Chile spent during this first year, representing a growth of 19% over the same period of of 2011. Each foreign travelers left $ 600 on average in the southern country in that period, according to figures Transbank. A study by the Council of Tourism (Consetur) and the Research Department of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism of Chile (CNC), the credit card purchases from this sector increased by 27% between January and June, reaching about $ 688 million. Meanwhile,...


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05-09-2012 - Presented the Plan of Marketing Tourism Argentino

Argentina’s President, Cristina Frenandez, presided over the launch of the Argentine International Marketing Plan 2012/2013, at the Government House.Fernandez said that “due to the global crisis and the growth of Mercosur neighbors, we have a large number of tourists come from Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. Tourism has become a major source of foreign exchange the country”.The Head of State also stressed that tourism “generates a lot of manpower, which requires increasing qualification”.The Argentine International Marketing...


03-09-2012 - Cabreiroá marks the 60th anniversary of Cine Festival of San Sebastián

The Film Festival of San Sebastian, the most important of Spain, reaches its 60th edition with presence of Cabreiroá for the second consecutive year, will be the official water of the International Film Festival.To celebrate, mineral water Galician launching a special edition bottle with an elegant design, which commemorates this date and is based on all editions of the Festival has passed.The beach of La Concha will again be the scenarios for which will best filmmakers, actors and actresses in the next edition of the Cine...


30-08-2012 - Shows good prospects for European tourism in Peru despite crisis

Given that the first quarter of the year is recognized in Peru as the lowest period concerning travelers receiving long-haul markets, the tourism authorities of that country predicted that the European market will end 2012 with very good results in arrivals, because despite the crisis between January and March recorded a growth of 40%. Analysts and businessmen linked to the tourism sector had predicted when the financial crisis began in the Old World would fall considerably the flow of tourists from the countries of the region, however, although in some American...


30-08-2012 - Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile agree to strengthen their cooperation in tourism

Greater momentum of joint strategies to attract more visitors, facilitate air connectivity to their territories and to promote more strongly the culture, cuisine and tourist attractions are some of the objectives they have set for the countries of the Pacific Alliance, made ??up Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, from a multilateral agreement recently sealed their tourism ministers.The firm was finalized yesterday in Mexico City, as part of the Committee of Ministers of the organization, which also installed a working group that will ensure the future of the proposed...


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28-08-2012 - Domestic tourism will grow 9% this year in Peru

When completed this year, domestic tourism in Peru will reach record an increase of 9%. As regards foreign visitor arrivals is estimated that this will grow by 5%.The data were provided by the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Peru, Claudia Cornejo, who has detailed in this year of 2012 is going to report about 46 million trips to the countryside. It is also estimated that by the end of the year, nearly three million foreign tourists will be those who have order no go Peru.According to Andina has...


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24-08-2012 - The company Castilla Thermal assumes management Spa Solares

Thermal Castilla chain management has assumed historic Hotel Balneario Solares, Cantabria, Solar Water property and located 18 kilometers from Santander, according to sources from the company. Thermal Castilla, chain manager of Hotel Balneario Villa de Olmedo, in the province of Valladolid, and the Hotel Termal Burgo de Osma, Soria, has signed an agreement to take over this resort and spa Cantabria, owned by Spring Fuencaliente (Solar Water). This spa hotel is located in Cantabria, has 113 rooms, dining space "and a spacious spa facilities that have made him...


13-03-2012 - Turismo Termal Familiar en Galicia, iniciativa pionera especializada en las familias con niños de 3 a 12 años

La Ciudade de la Cultura, ubicada en Santiago de Compostela, acogió esta mañana la presentación del proyecto Turismo Termal Familiar, una iniciativa novedosa promovida por la AEITEGAL, la Agrupación Empresarial Innovadora Termal de Galicia, que cuenta con el apoyo de la Agencia de Turismo de Galicia y de Segittur.  Este acto estuvo presidido por la directora de la Agencia, Nava Castro. Asistieron, además, Beatriz González, directora gerente de la Fundación Cidade da Cultura; Benigno Amor, secretario tesorero de la AEITEGAL,...


-- - The destinations that will triumph in Mexico this 2016

Visitmexico.com brings the motives for those who will be news. The numbers so healthy that the tourist industry lives in Mexico through improve year after year, since every time they are more the tourists who decide to spend his vacations here.The history, culture, gastronomy and traditions of this thousand-year-old country place Mexico inside ten countries most visited of the world. His leadership as cultural destination, of the Sun, beach and nature in Latin America turn it into a country that it is worth visiting this 2016.Later, from Visitmexico.com...


-- - El turismo internacional sigue creciendo por encima de la media

The year 2016 started off strongly in regards to international tourism. International tourist arrivals increased by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The results were clearly good in almost all sub-regions and many destinations recorded double-digit growth rates.The Outlook for August is also positive, anticipating that in this holiday period representing the high season for the northern hemisphere, 500 million of tourists traveling abroad.Destinations from around the world received 348 million...


 

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