In cooperation with ETOA, ECIAA, European Travel Commission ESPA members attended the B2B workshop in Chengdu (Sichuan province with most direct flight connection to Europe). Csilla Mezosi, ESPA Secretary General, as keynote speaker presented ?European Spas in CHINA - Culture and Health in Aqua? - Medical Spas destinations as unique, romantic and healthy lifestyle travel destinations and getways from the off-beaten tourist destinations in Europe, which are all year round places to relax, for treatments and for beauty and prevention cares.
The day before the conference started Secretary General had a meeting with government representatives of Sichuan Province, where a conference has recently been held in Chengdu through the new health program "Healthy China 2030." ESPA has explicitly offered specialist and consultation as the typical health problems (mostly chronic diseases) can be cured in European medical spas. After the conference, the representatives of Vichy graduated from Jünan Province representatives, where the first medical spa will soon be start into operation after European model and negotiations started also with health insurance companies.
This exchange could be an important bridge to demonstrate the Chinese market's professional the COMPETENCE in Europe and via know how to get more guests in medical spas from China. In the meantime, a balneology research center with ESPA cooperation should be established soon as part of the Healthy China 2030 program.