The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, through Turespaña, signs an agreement with the Association of Wine Cities.
- It is part of the actions of the National and Comprehensive Tourism Plan that aims to convert the food and wine heritage of our country into a factor of competitiveness.
- Gastronomy is the main motivation for travel for more than 10% of international tourists who visit Spain.
- The Tourist Product Club is expanded to five new destinations: Campo de Cariñena, Rueda, Txacolí de Álava, Yecla and Ronda.
16.10.2012. The Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Borrego, and the President of the Spanish Association of Small and Medium-sized Wine Cities (ACEVIN), Diego Ortega Abengózar, have signed today the new collaboration agreement between both institutions that will serve, among other things, to expand the Tourist Product Club to five new destinations: Campo de Cariñena, Rueda, Txacolí de Álava, Yecla and Ronda.
The actions to be carried out in these destinations will be those of assistance, support and advice necessary for the creation and certification of the Routes.
Another objective of this agreement is to continue with the collaboration and work that the Secretary of State for Tourism and ACEVIN have been developing in the promotion of partner cities as well as in the dissemination, adaptation and management of the systems, procedures and processes in the field of quality in the tourism sector.
The term for the execution of the actions will be one calendar year, counting from the day following the signing of the agreement and the subsidy amounts to 50,000 euros.
Spain has a rich cultural, natural and food and wine heritage that constitutes an important differentiating tourist offer and is the basis for territorial and market diversification. Hence, this agreement is framed within one of the measures of the National and Comprehensive Tourism Plan, which is to value the country's food and wine heritage and turn it into a factor of competitiveness.
In fact, gastronomy is the motivation of at least 10% of the international tourists who visit us, rising to 30% in the case of some regions of the country.
Acevin is a representative association of wine cities with an associative presence in a large part of the Spanish territory and has, among other purposes: to promote and collaborate in concrete actions - such as tourism - that have the purpose of development and economic diversification of the partners' communities. It also facilitates from public institutions and administrations, from the local to the European, the adaptations and initiatives that are necessary to increase the competitiveness of the wine industry, and in any case maintain and raise the level of economic and social well-being of the member cities.