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The Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM will take place next November in Bilbao and Rioja (Spain). An opportunity to visit this beautiful wine region by attending the Business Delegation organized during the event.

Beau Wine tours from San Francisco | Napa Valley offers a full day customized Corporate Group Tour

Innovative tourism approach for cycling and outdoor lovers in the Porto area.
These two offers from VINITUR propose custom-made and ready-made itineraries suited to different interests and skills, from recreational beginner level:

  • Cycling along the Douro Valley
  • Cycling between the mountains and the sea

7 nights to experience the best cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines including, of course, Port Wine for which the region is famous.

Tourism professionals will have the opportunity of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM November 2015 to discover Bilbao and the Rioja wine tourism experiences. Your stay will begin on November 9th with the Wine Tourism Congress that will highlight new trends and experiences in worldwide wine tourism followed by a professional workshop with wineries from all other the 8 international wine capitals. What better way to conclude the day than enjoying a memorable dinner at the famous Marqués de Riscal winery? Eperience will continue on Tuesday with  a technical discovery day trip in the Rioja wine region visiting some of the renowned wineries.

Vino Travel in Mainz | Rheinhessen Great Wine Capitals offers a new experience for demanding  travellers  :
"Wine & wonder“ in the Great Wine Capital Mainz, earthly pleasures and supernatural goodies...

Herewith an example of a tour that Specialized Tours & Events can offer the discerning traveler.

The Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger and Victoria Falls Tour is a luxury tour which visits the top destinations in the area. Four nights are spent in Cape Town before visiting the Cape winelands. An exclusive game viewing safari experience is then enjoyed. Then fly to Livingstone to enjoy two days in Zambia to view the Victoria Falls.

The survey studies, on a long goal running, how wineries’ performance is correlated with investments in wine tourism, products and services, and marketing strategies as well as with external factors (e.g. being a regional capital).

Cono Sur was also recognized in the Top 10 global brands earlier this year, by this magazine.

The wine world is driven by the seasons. There is the biblical ‘time to plant and time to reap’ but right now South African producers are reaping alright – not bunches of grapes, though. They’re reaping in the trophies, gold and silver medals and commendations!

The New York Times’ latest city feature highlights Bilbao with a video and article suggesting what to do in ’36 Hours in Bilbao’.

Honestly, 36 hours is not nearly enough time to experience the many cultural, artistic and gastronomic attractions of this exciting city, but the video and article gives you a hint of what you can expect when you visit Bilbao, from the Guggenheim Museum to a wide selection of restaurants, from Michelin-stars to local bistros, wine and tapas bars, five-star luxury accommodation to cozy family hotels, Bilbao has something for everyone! To read more:

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