GWTO Academy Structure

Prof. Eduardo Fayos-Solà

Honorary President 'In Memoriam'

Rafael Ansón

President of Honor

José Antonio Vidal

Founder President


  • Committee of Honor:
    Honorary President ‘In Memoriam’
    Dr. Eduardo Fayos-Solà
    Senior Adviser, George Washington University (GW)
    Regional Director of Europe, UNWTO
    Vice President, Spanish Wine Tourism Association (AEE)
    Full Professor of Applied Economics, Universidad de Valencia
    Ulysses Laureate Prize, UNWTO

    President of Honor

    Dr. Rafael Ansón
    Dr. Honoris Causa and Director Gastronomy Chair, Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
    President of Honor, International Academy of Gastronomy
    Ambassador for Sustainable Tourism, UNWTO

  • Advisory Council:
    Prof. Paul Wagner
    Napa Valley College, Culinary Institute of America, UC Davis
    Founder, Balzac Communications Consultancy

    Aurora Pedro, PhD
    Dir. Tourism Green Transition Chair and Full Professor of Applied Economics, Universidad de Valencia
    Consultant, UNWTO

    Joëlle Brouard
    UNESCO Chair ‘Culture and Wine Traditions’, Université de Bourgogne
    Manager, Terroir consultancy

Founder President
José Antonio Vidal
Founder President CEO, Spanish Wine Tourism Association (AEE)
Founder President CEO, The Enotourism Institute of Spain (IEE)
2018 Spanish National Wine Tourism Prize
Lecturer on Wine Tourism, Master ‘VitEno’, Polythecnic Univ. Madrid

Training Programs:
Board of Country Directors
International academic authorities, specialists in research and education on wine, agri and gastro tourism fields.

Global Economic Monitor on Wine Tourism
Pablo Singerman
Director Economic Observatory on Wine Tourism and MICE, Ministry of Tourism of Argentina

Rectors, deans, PhD, professors and master coordinators from the most prestigious universities and business schools,  specialized in wine, gastro and agri tourism intelligence, intangible culture, destination management and related fields, acting under their own names and with no direct business interests on wine and/or tourism industries.