Following the success of the past four editions, the 5th. Global Conference on Wine Tourism will take place on 9-10 September 2021, in Reguengos de Monsaraz (Alentejo Region). The Portuguese Secretariat of State for Tourism has applied, in 2019, for the organization of this conference, an application that was accepted by UNWTO.
Held under the theme ‘Wine Tourism – a driver for rural development’ in a hybrid format to welcome delegates from all around the world, the Conference will focus on the contribution of wine tourism to social and economic regional integration and its great potential to generate development opportunities in rural destinations.
Since 2016, the Conference has highlighted the importance of wine tourism to the socio-economic development of destinations and has served as a platform to exchange experiences, identify good practices and promote wine tourism as a tool for sustainable development.
Additional info in UNWTO website.