Contest devoted to Baile Govora spa resort, to spa tourism as well as to the international meetings the resort is going to host during Romania’s presidency of the Council of the European Union
Dear friends, you are invited to participate in a new prize-winning contest here on RRI: “Govora: Spa tourism at European level”, which is devoted to Baile Govora spa resort, to spa tourism as well as to the international meetings the resort is going to host during Romania’s presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Baile Govora spa has been certified as a spa resort of national and European interest. The Balneary Park in Govora, the biggest such park in Romania, which spans almost 20 hectares and has alleys of 5-6 km in length, was designed by landscape architect Emil Pinard in 1930 and it is unique through its early 20th century architecture.
The history of the Baile Govora spa resort is related to two Romanian personalities: Ion C. Bratianu (1821-1891), a former prime minister of Romania, and general and doctor Nicolae Popescu Zorileanu. 130 years ago, they laid down the foundations for this spa resort where people can find cure for respiratory and rheumatic diseases as well as for skin disorders. More than 100 years ago, the Baile Govora spa resort was, according to some sources, the place with the cleanest air in Europe. The development of the resort is also due to the medical research to which the famous Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny contributed.
The resort’s beauty makes it the most appropriate venue for various events to be held in the context of Romania’s half-year presidency of the EU Council in 2019. In May 2019, Baile Govora will host a conference on “Spa tourism: An EU strategy for trans-national development.”
You are invited to listen to RRI’s broadcasts, to follow RRI’s website www.rri.ro and Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn profiles, and answer the questions of this contest, in writing. If you answer correctly, you may win a prize. The closing date is February 28, 2019 mailing date (February 28, 2019, 24:00 hours Romanian time, for online contributions).
The Grand Prizes will consist in two full board, 8-night trips for one person, between June 15 and 30, 2019, sponsored by the Palace Hotel in Baile Govora spa resort, in Valcea County. A historical monument designed by the French architect Ernest Dornaud, the Palace Hotel was built between 1910 and 1914. As usual, you will have to provide for your own transportation to and from Romania and to obtain a visa for Romania, if necessary. We’ll also have prizes and honorable mentions consisting mainly of cultural promotional items. The contest is organized jointly with the Valcea County Council, the City Hall of Govora, the Valcea branch of the Fine Artists Union, the Archbishopric of Ramnic and the Valcea branch of the SALROM National Salt Society.
Now here are the questions:
Where is Romania’s largest balneary park located?
What international event is going to be held in May 2019 in Baile Govora spa resort?
In which county of Romania is Baile Govora spa resort located?
Please tell us what prompted you to participate in the contest and why you are listening to RRI's broadcasts and following RRI's content online. Our address is: Radio Romania International, 60-64 G-ral Berthelot Street, Sector 1, Bucharest, PO Box 111, code 010165, fax 00.40.21.319.05.62, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your answers by February 28, 2019, mailing date (February 28, 2019, 24:00 hours Romanian time, for online contributions). The rules and regulations of this contest are available HERE and on RRI's Facebook profile. Good luck!