Introduction. Treatment tourism is a specific form of leisure treatment, that has increased due to certain illnesses, stress and professional illnesses. Because of this, treatment tourism is tied to many resorts known for their therapeutically properties, their mineral and thermal waters, muds, moffetes, that are situated in an exemption climate. It is also the reason why it is one of the most constant forms of tourism, with a relatively stable clientele, which contributes to the increase of the coefficients of the use of the accommodation capacity and to the achievement of increased average daily /tourist revenue. In years to come, this form of tourism will become even bigger, constituting one of the biggest sources of income, especially for our country, one of the wealthiest countries in balneoclimatic resources in Europe. The main natural cure factors contributing to the development of spa tourism are: climate, mineral waters, mud and therapeutic gases (mofettes), therapeutic lakes, bottling waters etc.
Aim of the study. Since antiquity, balneal treatments have occupied a place in the therapeutic arsenal of both “academic” and traditional medicine. Passing of time and technological progress in the field of medical sciences have failed to diminish the significance of balneotherapy.
Keywords: tourism, spa potential, therapy, resorts.