The 8th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Catalunya 2016.
Two days with over 30 talks, presentations, panel discussions and workshops combined with opportunities to taste world class wines makes this an experience not to be missed.

Conference News

IWINETC 2016 Destination Barcelona, Catalunya

The 7th International Wine Tourism Conference 2016 held in the La Champagne region of France was closed by making an official announcement that Barcelona will be hosting IWINETC 2016 and this was followed by a talk delivered by the General Manager of the Catalan Tourist Board, Xavier Espasa Añoveros who … Continue reading

It’s been great – see you all next year for #IWINETC 2016 Barcelona

We hope you’ve had a great IWINETC!  We had some fantastic sessions again today giving delegates insights and  knowledge on topics such as Iter Vitis, Vignobles et Découvertes, How to find Wine Traveler’s online and La Champagne’s initiative Young Talents in Champagne and Tourism. For tour operators and travel agents … Continue reading

IWINETC 2015 La Champagne. Round up of Day 1

It’s been a great day today at IWINETC, here are just a few of the highlights… IWINETC Welcome Reception took place last night! Pascal Lebelle, in charge of culture and tourism in Reims  gave us all a very warm welcome and after everyone was enjoying the delicious canapés and Le Brun … Continue reading

IWINETC Doors Open Tomorrow with a Glass of Bubbly

As you arrive into Reims we just wanted to wish you a warm welcome and we are looking forward to seeing you for the first day of IWINETC 2015! On arrival at the venue with your printed e-ticket (doors open at 08.30), you can pick up your badge, lanyard, conference catalogue, conference bag and … Continue reading

First-Time Versus Repeat Visitors: Different Types of Loyalty?

Natalia Velikova, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality & Retail Management at Texas Tech University. Her topic is “First-Time Versus Repeat Visitors: Different Types of Loyalty.”  What do the statistics show comparing the number of … Continue reading

Exciting & Unchartered Grape Escapes: Laos!

Laos Mood Travel is a Destination Management Company in South East Asia. The company was founded  by Laos and French expatriates. Visit the Laos Mood Travel website to explore the idea of visiting Laos and other southeast Asian countries. Mr. Laurent GRANIER is a co-founder and general manager of Laos … Continue reading

Rebecca LeHeup on ‘Taste the Place’ Wine Tourism Strategy

Rebecca LeHeup is involved with the Ontario food and tourism industries.  Currently Rebecca is the Executive Director for Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA.) She has a wide range of experiences that lend great credibility to her professionalism. Rebecca has traveled widely, developed special tourism programs, and developed Culinary Tourism Management … Continue reading

Official IWINETC Champagne Grand Tasting

Ready for the Official Champagne Grand Tasting at the International Wine Tourism Conference? After a full day of visiting thirty exhibitors, attending a plenary session and several other sessions, attendees at the 7th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference will likely want to quench their thirst. What better place in the … Continue reading