Bodegas de Argentina has signed a partnership agreement with EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, to further develop world-leading sustainable tourism practices in the region.
Mr Walter Bressia, President of Bodegas de Argentina and head winemaker of Bodega Bressia, said that the association has a mission to support the Argentinian wine industry become a leader in sustainable tourism development. Bodegas de Argentina is formed of more than two hundred and fifty (250) companies from all the viticultural areas of the country, including the provinces of Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Córdoba and Buenos Aires.
Mr. Bressia said, “We look forward to collaborating with EarthCheck to guide the sustainability and corporate and social responsibility initiatives of the Argentinian wine industry.”
Mr. Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck and Executive Director of the APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism, said the partnership was an exciting opportunity to continue the organisations work in the region and support Bodegas de Argentina’s vision of sustainable development.
“Bodegas de Argentina is spearheading sustainable initiatives in the region, particularly in the areas of improving the experiential awareness of sustainable tourism practices, achieving a resource-efficient society at the local level, promoting sustainable development and fostering inter-regional cooperation.”
“This partnership provides opportunities to work with leading wineries and vineyards in Argentina to help lower environmental impact and operational costs while supporting local communities.”
Mr. Moore added, “We are already working with leading winemakers such as Bodegas Salentein and Casa El Enemigo Vigil to tackle sustainability challenges. The next step in world class destination management is in the delivery of experience development programs which can play a key role in both packaging up the unique assets of the Argentinian Wine Industry and connecting both visitors and the community with local operators. Good stories compel people to travel and Argentina has a wonderful story to tell.”