Wine commerce: Sustainability and Inclusion for Regional Communities
The first UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in La Rioja, a well-known wines tourism destination. The importance of diversity and sustainability in enhancing regional communities and territories was emphasized by this occasion.
It is essential to have clearly defined policies and a focused effort to follow electronic change and innovation in order to achieve equitable growth, particularly in rural areas. With this understanding, the Conference brought together key players and decision-makers in the growing produce tourism sector. Their attention was on addressing important issues like knowledge, skill development, and information exploitation.
Increasing Wine Tourism’s Ability
Prominent figures in the liquor industry, including representatives from emerging and well-established wine regions like Argentina, Armenia, Chile, France, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the United States of America, participated at the 7th version of the UNWTO meeting. The event highlighted the challenges involved in creating more competitive destinations and converting need into financial prosperity and social inclusion in addition to acknowledging the rising popularity of wine tourism. Participants in the two-day function participated in seminars and workshops on the following subjects:
Recognizing the value of skill development and gaining a thorough understanding of the effects and developments in liquor commerce are two steps that can be taken to increase competition in the wine regions. These elements make a big difference in valuing and promoting wines areas.
In light of the impact of climate change on the liquor industry, experts discussed how to improve operational performance through digitalization and the advancement of sustainability in wine tourism. The alignment of data selection, exploration of new data sources, implementation of creative strategies to expand product offerings, expansion of social media referral, use of cutting-edge modern tools, and leveraging emerging technologies like artificial intelligence to promote knowledge creation and provide a seamless customer experience were important topics.
Fostering development through collaborations that support conservation and equality
The occasion emphasized the importance of regional and national beverage tourism initiatives and promoted debate about cutting-edge teamwork techniques. Participants from more than 40 countries participated in a variety of masterclasses to discuss and deepen their knowledge of the relationships between produce tourism, gastronomy, the arts and culture, branding and communication, new technologies, product development, and sustainability.
During the final festival, La Rioja gave Armenia the metaphorical urn, which symbolized their intention to host the 8th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in 2024. Wine hospitality: Sustainability for Regional Communities and Inclusion