Lonely Planet Writer

Balkan spa association to introduce new standards

A spa pool in the Pamukkale National Park, Turkey.
A spa pool in the Pamukkale National Park, Turkey. Image by Derek Blackadder / CC BY-SA 2.0

The national spa associations of Serbia, Turkey, Croatia and Slovenia, which have been cooperating for a decade, have signed an agreement establishing the Balkan Spa Institute at the 37th International Tourism Fair in Belgrade. The goal of the institute is to introduce new standards for Balkan spas, and promote their offerings in the European market. The four national associations will work on the promotion of a new tourism offer ‘The spas of the Balkans’ and are hoping that other countries in the region will join them. Read more: tanjug.rs