WTA and Drinks+ join their forces with Maria Athanasopoulou for the 2022-2023 campaign year


The Wine Travel Awards (WTA) and Drinks+ team is delighted to announce their collaboration with Maria Athanasopoulou and her tourism marketing company Respond On Demand.

Maria Athanasopoulou became part of the WTA Jury Committee for the second season and will contribute her expertise to define the final awards’ winners in April. Needless to say, her profile and professional background are worthy of WTA nomination, so that Maria becomes a nominee in the Author of the Year category, Wine & Food Influencer nomination. B2B Travel & MICE Event organised by Respond on Demand is nominated for the Event of the Year category, Enogastronomic Events nomination.

In the framework of this prospective collaboration, the Drinks+ Communication Media Group, one of the most authoritative international groups in Eastern and Southern Europe, became the information partner of all the B2B Travel & MICE Events headed by Mrs. Maria Athanasopoulou. 

Such an association is quite logical because in the second 2022-2023 edition, the leading project of the D+ group – Wine Travel Awards – is betting precisely on operators of the tourism sector that specialise in food and wine & spirits tourism. We lead by the example that the WTA community helps initiate partnership and collaborations between different actors of wine tourism.

We would like to remind you that from September 1, the WTA have opened early registration and are inviting all tourism operators to participate in this innovative marketing project. Take your chance to benefit from joining the WTA community.

Maria Athanasopoulou is the founder of the tourism marketing company Respond On Demand. Besides, Maria serves as the chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the World Food Travel Association, and she is also a Master Culinary Travel Professional. She represents Green Destinations as an ambassador. She has given seminars for tourism professionals, as well as many speeches and presentations on tourism in Greece and abroad. Maria is also a Sustainable Tourism marketing expert.