Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Wins Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award
Tuesday November 22nd, 2016
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Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island won the Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award at the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario’s Ontario Tourism Summit.
TWEPI’s partnership with EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) Wineries culminated in winning the Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award for offering visitors immersive and authentic wine experiences, including a Wine Passport that enhances their visit.
“Research tells us that food and drink are an important component of any travel experience. Furthermore, the concept of traveling for food is becoming a major consumer trend,” says Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island. “Our focus was to capitalize on this trend and shine a spotlight on the stories of our growers, chefs, and beverage producers, underscoring our region’s passion and enthusiasm for our local flavors”.
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island was also a finalist for the Ontario Culinary Tourism Leadership Award which recognized TWEPI’s role in developing the Windsor Region Culinary Tourism Strategy.