Valpolicella, Italy

Springtime for Italian Innovation

Last spring, my wife, Tricia, and I had the opportunity to meet Camilla Rossi Chauvenet, an Italian Tourpreneur in Northern Italy. Her winery, Massimago, is challenging convention in the traditional viticultural region of Valpolicella. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps, the Valpolicella wine-growing region is sprinkled with incredible Italian villas; a legacy of the heady days … Continue reading Springtime for Italian Innovation


Marketing the $30,000 International Destination Wedding

Here is a possible tourism business idea for 2014: international destination weddings. A recent article in CNNMoney indicates that the average American wedding costs US$30,000. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest costs: Wedding Venue & Catering = $13,385 Engagement Rings = $5,598 Musical Bands for the Reception = $3,469 Flowers and Other Decor = $2,069 … Continue reading Marketing the $30,000 International Destination Wedding