On 02.05.2019 Mario Crecente, as Vice President of the EHTTA Scientific Committee, held a meeting in Saratoga Springs (USA) with the mayor, the Regional Director of the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation and the President of Discover Saratoga.
During the meeting, Mario Crecente presented the Association and the Cultural Route of Historic Thermal Towns. Besides, he talked about two relevant events that will take place in 2019: the tenth anniversary of the network and the second edition of the European Thermal Heritage Day. Finally, he announced that EHTTA is analyzing the possibility of organizing a presentation event in the United States of America in 2021.
During the meeting, the participants talked also about the connection between Saratoga Springs and Europe. It was in this town that Doctor Simon Baruch (the foremost advocate of the urban public bathhouse to benefit public health in the United States) encouraged development of European-style spas.