Termatalia 2019 joins the celebration of World Water Day
As every year, Termatalia, International Fair of Thermal Tourism, Health and Welfare, adds to the celebration of World Water Day. This appointment has already 19 editions promoting and inviting "immerse in the Culture of Water" and defending the need to protect it.
The 19th edition of Termatalia will be held in Ourense (Spain), between September 18 and 21, 2019, already consolidated as the only world appointment that acts as a connecting bridge between the European spa tradition and the enormous thermal potential of Latin America. With the common water connection (thermal, sea or current), this fair shows every year the reality of the sector, its different values and offers, health benefits, therapeutic and leisure possibilities, as well as the different campaigns to protect the environment and aquifers.
Water is an essential element in sustainable development. Water resources and the services they provide play a fundamental role in reducing poverty, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Water promotes the welfare of the population and inclusive growth, and has a positive impact on the lives of billions of people by influencing issues that affect food and energy security, human health and the environment.
For several editions, Termatalia has been paying special attention to the value of water (mineral-medicinal in this case) as the engine of economic, social and sustainable development, positioning it as a tourist attraction that can also be linked to other types of products such as community rural tourism. , for example, was one of the axes on which the edition of the fair celebrated in Peru in 2012 revolved. And the last edition, held in 2018 in Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil, precisely the motto "the energy of the waters" . It is a destination whose main economic resources are closely linked to water. Here the famous waterfalls are located worldwide, which give it its name, and also houses the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipu Binacional.