Bath’s Potential Inclusion as World Heritage Site May Boost Tourism

River along Bath cityIf you are still looking for a boutique B&B in Bath for your next holiday, you could be visiting the city as a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) site by then.

UNESCO is considering another World Heritage status for the city, which is a rare feat among select cities in the world. Some of the double-listed cities include Bruges in Belgium and Barcelona in Spain.

A Significant Achievement

A double listing’s benefits manifest through job and revenue growth for the tourism industry. The new listing for Bath involves its inclusion in an international Great Spas of Europe project, which comprises the top 11 spa towns in Europe.

Aside from gaining a world-class status as a spa destination, a new listing would also be important for Bath’s network for economic partners. Other cities that form part of the prestigious spa network include Spa in Belgium, Vichy in France, and Baden Baden in Germany.

Bath has been a unique place for a spa due to its preservation of natural wellness centres in their authentic form, unlike most of the 600 spas that used to exist in Europe.

An Exceptional Breed

The city council said that spas in Bath have adapted to change in architectural styles, but their intrinsic features such as natural mineral waters remain intact until today. These spas are set in a background of green landscaping that adds a therapeutic effect for patrons. In fact, UNESCO said that Bath has been known as a destination for healing for more than 2,000 years.

Even if spas are not your cup of tea, there are other things to do in the city with the proliferation of theatres, casinos and other tourism facilities.

Tourists would find different choices on accommodation for their next trip to Bath. If you want to save money yet stay in a decent room, then consider booking a B&B place.