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Set up as a non-profit organization in December 2006, Bulgarian Union of Balneology and SPA Tourism /BUBSPA/ considers itself an organization that carries out activities to the benefit of society and works consistently and professionally to achieve this goal. Since its establishment until today, the Union has marked a successful development and growth, which were recognized both by the professionals in Bulgaria – investors, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and foreign organizations and experts working in this field.

The facts confirm their judgment:

  • The Bulgarian Union of Balneology and SPA Tourism /BUBSPA/ is the only Bulgarian organization that is a member of the European Spas Association /ESPA/, similar to the national SPA associations of all European Union member-states;
  • The number of the regular members of the Union has increased significantly. Some of the most serious investors in health, SPA and wellness tourism in Bulgaria are among our members;
  • Using the format of associated membership, we have been working on specific projects as well as on long-term framework programs with municipalities: Hisar, Devin, Sandanski, Sapareva Banja, Pomorie. We expect their number to increase soon.

Another fact is the active participation of BUBSPA in health, SPA and wellness tourism state policy formation through development and discussion of strategies, standpoints, proposals and projects for amendment and supplement to international and Bulgarian enactments. In close cooperation with ESPA, our Union represents the interests of the Bulgarian health, SPA and wellness tourism before the institutions of the European Union and other international institutions and promotes the tourist opportunities of the country.

Our goal is to establish Bulgaria on the international market as a year-round tourist health and SPA destination. We aim to turn Bulgaria into a European centre of health.

Our mission is to restore the traditions from Roman times, to prevent turning Bulgaria into a "fake SPA" destination and to regain the confidence in the high quality of the product of both Bulgarian and foreign nationals and partners.