Daniela Butorac

Head of Department for Health and Scientific Research at the Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Thalassotherapia Crikvenica

Daniela completed a graduate study in health tourism and has been employed in Thalassotherapia Crikvenica for the past 15 years.

She is member of the board of directors of Kvarner Health Cluster and lecturer at the Faculty of Health Studies in Rijeka.

Working to improve the health tourism branch in her institution she daily cooperates with a number of institutions in the area. In her presentation, she will show how tradition in Thalassotherapia Crikvenica became a trend.

Presentation title: Tradition as a trend

Health tourism dates back into the mid-19th century when tourists first recognized the benefits of staying on the Adriatic coast in their recovery process from various diseases.

A tradition based on natural resources combined with highly skilled staff open to up-to-date trends has led Thalassotherapia to become a modern rehabilitation centre.

We are especially focused on the diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract and locomotor system.

Although the positive effect of rehabilitation has been known of centuries, it is only recently that this field gained significant attention and recognition of the part of medical experts worldwide.