“…After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Slovakia had to build a new country really from scratch. I believed this new emerging economy had a unique opportunity leap frog Western Europe in terms of innovation and the environment.
That is what AquaCity does. It is the most environmentally friendly resort in the world. It produces almost zero emissions. It uses the advanced technology to utilise the geothermal energy. It allows us to deliver a luxurious product at a very affordable price. That is why people should look at environmental technology…“
Dr Jan Telensky – The founder of AquaCity Poprad
As temperatures climb higher and the summer sun shines brighter, many people look for a well-deserved vacation destination. Water parks are a high demand attraction and a costly one to the environment in most cases. But one water park is as entertaining as it is environmentally friendly. It is AquaCity Poprad in Poprad, Slovakia. This water park and spa getaway is located at the base of the Tatras Mountains, opened in 2004 and was founded by Jan Telensky….More info
AquaCity is the first organisation in Central Europe, which was certified by Green Globe. It is one of the highest standards and most prestigious standings an organisation can adopt for sustainable development in tourism.
This certificate guarantees that AquaCity keeps the highest standards in the environment, but also supports the local community and economy.
The World Travel Awards (WTA) are staged annually in front of the most influential global and local organisations in the field of tourism. The importance of the WTA awards is mainly the fact that the voters are experts in the tourism industry from around the world. AquaCity Poprad was nominated in three categories-best place for a family vacation, best spa centre and Best Leading Green Resort.
More than 200,000 professionals from 190 countries voted for AquaCity Poprad and it became a winner of the international competition World Travel Awards in category “World’s Leading Green Resort“ in 2007 and in 2008 Best Leading Green Resort.
Green Apple is an international organisation/campaign that evaluates, via The Green Organisation, and seeks the greenest companies, cities, communities and countries. “It is great that the Green Apple Awards appreciates good ideas that preserves the planet and supports those ideas for the benefit of everyone.
Therefore, we are excited to be the winner and also promote Slovakia, Poprad and the Tatry region worldwide “explains Jan Telensky, majority owner of AquaCity.