I’m still catching up and formulating my thoughts about the Wine Bloggers Conference, but as I do so, I thought I’d share with you another conference that I’m excited about. Ok actually two conferences!
First, in November, I will be attending the Second Annual Wine Tourism Conference, here on my home turf of Santa Rosa. Last year, 200+ wine tourism professionals, bloggers, and media attended the first conference in Napa. Due to popular demand the conference is now an annual event, run by our friends at Zephyr Adventures (the folks that brought us the WBC).
The Wine Tourism Conference (WineTC) was created, inspired (at least in my opinion and observation) by the International Wine Tourism Conference, to provide hard information about the important and growing industry of wine tourism in your region, as well as the region that conference is held in. Spawned by the International Wine Tourism Conference (more on that below), the WineTC attracts wineries, wine tourism professionals, wine associations, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, PR professionals and media who writes about wine and tourism.
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The second upcoming conference that i will be participating in is the 2013 International Wine
Tourism Conference. This time,
the event will take me to Zagreb, Croatia! I can’t tell you how excited I am to learn about the area and some of the wines of the region. I look forward to spending a few extra days exploring the region; after all, Croatia is the birthplace of zinfandel.
You may remember that in 2011 I travelled to Porto, Portugal to speak at the IWINETC on topics of engaging bloggers (view my slides). This time, I will be teaming up with my friend and fellow blogger Liza Swift of Brix Chicks to discuss new ways of attracting wine tourists to your hidden gem of a region.