Four years ago, Izmir understood the importance of “gastronomic tourism” in regional marketing and created the International Gastronomic Tourism Congress to discuss and study the influence of different cultures and beliefs on the cuisine.
The congress aims to gather different leaders of tourism and gastronomy, experts, and educators to exchange and discuss the new approaches and trends that are useful to understand to improve the tourism industry and the city attractiveness.
Several Délice Network city representatives have attended the event over the years. Since 2016, Izmir has invited a Délice Network city to participate in the congress as Guest City to learn more about their culinary cultures and habits, typical products, gastronomic institutions, gastronomic marketing strategies, and much more!
Being the guest city of this important Congress gives Délice Network cities the chance to show their food & wine traditions and to get in touch with the “Turkish Travel Agency Association,” different “Tour Operators,” and “International Travel Agencies especially those coming from the Middle East.
The guest city for the 2018 edition: Lisbon
The guest city for the 2017 edition: Torino
The guest city for the 2016 edition: Puebla