The first meeting of the European Sweet Itineraries (ESI) took place on Friday 15 April in Brussels where Davinia Galea, Deputy Director and Jordi Vegas, Project Manager, represented IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism) as partner of the ESI project alongside 13 other partners from Italy, Latvia, Portugal and Spain.
During the meeting, members introduced their organisations and afterwards the group discussed the characteristics of educational tours for young people. Then, the Chocolate Way provided a chocolate tasting from the regions of Abruzzo and Umbria as an example of experience tourism.
The European Sweet Itineraries is an educational project that aims attract young smart travellers through educational tours developed for a niche interested in sweets production. The objective is to prepare them to be responsible tourists and also give them the opportunity to have a learning experience while travelling. The next meet partner meeting will take place on 6 – 7 September in Lisbon.