Industry Update
Press Release25 March 2021

UNWTO Recognizes SHA Wellness Spa For Commitment To Health Tourism

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recognized the Bataller family, founders of the of the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, for their strong and ongoing commitment to health and medical tourism.

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Demand for health and wellbeing-centred experiences is expected to be strong, once tourism is able to resume after the pandemic. The SHA Wellness Clinic has been at the forefront of growing health tourism as a unique and valued part of the sector.

To reflect this, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili has presented the Bataller family with a special recognition, congratulating them and SHA Wellness Clinic for their significant contribution to health and wellbeing tourism and for their firm commitment to the values of UNWTO.

In 2019, UNWTO hosted a High-Level Forum on Medical and Health Tourism in the context of the 23rd General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, highlighting its commitment to guiding the responsible growth of this part of the sector.

About The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations specialized agency fostering tourism as a vehicle for equal, inclusive and sustainable development. Working with its Member States, international organizations and the private sector, UNWTO promotes safe and seamless travel for all. UNWTO also works to make tourism the foundation of trust and international cooperation and a central pillar of recovery. As part of the wider UN system, UNWTO is at the forefront of global efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including through its ability to create decent jobs, promote equality and preserve natural and cultural heritage.

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