The University of Latvia invites you to attend the virtual Study Visit of the InnovaSPA project in Latvia on 28 April 2021.

The Study Visit will introduce with natural health resources, resort areas, health resorts and medical rehabilitation traditions, as well as promotion of the health tourism. The audience will learn about good practices and innovative use of natural resources in medical rehabilitation and production of organic cosmetics. The Study Visit will take through Latvia and show our unspoiled nature, which is a great attraction for tourists and an asset for the development of health resorts.

The objective of this event is to present the potential for health resort development based on natural health resources in Latvia, the most important natural resources, good practices and policies that support the development and innovation of health resorts in Latvia.

Representative of the Managing Authority (Ministry of Economics) will discuss the level of quality, professionalism, fast access to services and excellent value for money that make Latvia an appealing destination for health tourism.

The Latvian Innovation and Development Agency will talk about the role of health tourism and health resorts of Latvia for the tourism promotion, while the Ministry of Health – National Health Service representative will present the system of organization of state financed medical rehabilitation in Latvia.

The Latvian Health Tourism Cluster will discuss the development of health resorts and medical rehabilitation centres and the National Association of Resorts will talk about the historical importance of resort areas for the development of health resorts nowadays.

Two of Latvian largest and most experiences medical rehabilitation centres – Resort Rehabilitation Centre “Jaunkemeri” and National Rehabilitation Centre “Vaivari” – will share their good practices in using natural health resources and innovative technologies.

The Dean of the Rehabilitation Faculty of Riga Stradins University will talk about study programmes providing skills and knowledge for people working for health resorts and medical rehabilitation establishments.

Scientific evidence and cooperation with service providers will be presented by representatives of Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Riga Stradins University.

The resort city of Latvia – Jurmala, will share its experience in promoting health resorts infrastructure and one of the Jurmala’s largest spa hotels – Jurmala SPA & conference hotel will introduce about the importance of spa services as reducing effect for seasonality in tourism.

Also, two producers of unique nature based organic cosmetics – Madara Cosmetics (internationally recognised) and Kemmern will present their experience in producing nature-based cosmetics. In addition, the visual evidence of our stories will be provided virtually through videos.

We invite all the stakeholders interested to learn more about the health resort development in Latvia to register and attend this online event or to follow this event live on the InnovaSPA Facebook.