Slovakian Spas Promoted to BISA
9 March 2006 – Section: News
Joan Thornycroft, President of BISA, and its council members enjoyed the hospitality of the Slovak Embassy at a promotion for the country’s famous spa towns.
The health benefits of the Piestany and Smrdaky resorts were explained by doctors Oliviera Blahova and Jan Lidaj, physicians at the two resorts. The natural hot, sulphur-rich mineral water and the world’s best quality peloid mud effectively treat a wide variety of joint ailments and skin diseases. Most prominent among these are rheumatic and joint problems, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Mrs. Thornycroft with Dr. Oliviera Blahova and His Excellency Frantisek Dhlopolcek
Both spas are well-known on the Continent for their rehabilitation and curative powers. Now the Slovak government is keen to promote their value as ‘health tourism’ spas to the British public. BISA, along with members of the spa press and the travel industry, were guests of His Excellency Frantisek Dhlopolcek, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, its tourist board and the Piestany Health Spa.
Together with the Danubius Hotels Group, which runs the complex of spa hotels at the resorts, local airlines and travel agencies, tourist packages have been arranged to suit all types and pockets, the Ambassador said.