Category: Association News

FoodTrekking World Huge Success

The 2017 FoodTrekking World event took place last week in Portland, Oregon, USA. The conference was packed with food and beverage business entrepreneurs, tourism offices, professional services providers, technologists, strategists, marketers and other food, beverage, travel and hospitality industry professionals. The 9 speakers over 2 days captivated attendees with their words of wisdom, while delegates enjoyed the best of Portland’s renowned food and drink scene (see picture of one of the walking food tour groups as they pause between stops). Steven Shomler, local Portland radio personality, author and social media guru kicked off FoodTrekking World with an entertaining and passionate...

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2017 FoodTrekking Awards Winners Announced

  WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2017 FOODTREKKING AWARDS WINNERS Awards given for excellence in food and beverage tourism   PORTLAND, Oregon, USA (April 10, 2017) – The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced today the winners of the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism. Food and beverage is the fastest-growing sector of travel, itself one of the world’s largest and most economically significant industries.   Rather than another Top 10 or Best Restaurants list, the FoodTrekking Awards are unique in that they recognize excellence in...

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New Advisors Named

  World Food Travel Association names eleven advisors to new board International industry professionals commit to advancing the world’s food tourism industry   PORTLAND, Ore. (March 27, 2017) – The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, is creating a new Board of Advisors to help advance the Association, as well the food and beverage tourism industry on a worldwide level.   So far, eleven professionals have joined the Board of Advisors. “We hope to eventually grow our advisory board to 40 professionals representing 20 industry sectors, and from all continents,” said Erik...

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So you think you know all about food tourism?

Food tourism has been an organized industry since 2003, when the World Food Travel Association was founded. Fourteen years later, the industry is alive and thriving. We’re seeing many tourism offices, government entities, trade groups and small business owners “doing food tourism”.  However, we’re also seeing something else – evidence that many professionals in our industry think that food tourism is as easy as promoting local ingredients on menus of locally owned restaurants. Sure, that’s part of it, but the scope of food tourism is much deeper and farther-reaching. First, food tourism embraces 20 different industries, from tail to...

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Best Travel Destinations for FoodTrekking

Erik Wolf, Executive Director of the World Food Travel Association, which produces the biennial FoodTrekking World conference shares some different food travel destinations. If food is the main item on your travel docket, here are some sleepers you may want to consider. If you can’t open the SoundCloud player, you can download the MP3 file here instead. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan’s Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Ecuadorean Easter Soup (Fanesca) Image...

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