GWTO Academy
Concepts

GWTO Academy, with its own structure and management, is the operative unit into the GWTO chart which goal is to provide the other GWTO’s operational areas and the wine tourism sector, comprehensive tools and professionalization through research and training programs on wine tourism knowledge management, aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

DEFINITION
Centre of wine tourism knowledge and its management, organized under a board of international academic authorities ‘Fellows’ (rectors, deans, doctors, professors and Masters’ coordinators) specialists in research in eno, agri and gastro tourism fields.

VISION
The development of an inclusive and sustainable governance model into the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework of universal respect, sustainability, the revising of socioeconomic inequities, health and education.

MISSION
Inspiring, sharing and dissemination of know-how and expertise on enotourism management, as part of a “new” global wine tourism approach, set forth in the ‘Declaration on the Future of Wine Tourism’ (see below) on January 18th 2018, on the occasion of the International Conference on the Future of Wine Tourism as a draft roadmap based on sustainable and inclusive growth.

OBJECTIVE
A comprehensive sociocultural commitment to the sector’s development establishing thoughtful leadership by creating a collective academic voice, in research for the creation of Governance model, and to professionalize the sector through a comprehensive Training Plan in wine tourism, providing advice to GWTO members and to the entire international community.

ANNEX: DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF WINE TOURISM

Members of international tourism administrations, regional and national organizations, the private sector and stakeholders, groups of related interest in civil society, as well as experts and entrepreneurs in wine tourism, met in Madrid on January 18th 2018, on the occasion of the International Conference on the Future of Wine Tourism organized by the Spanish Wine Tourism Institute, held in the framework of the FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair.

Recalling that:

Considering that:

Calls for: