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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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2016 Annual Report

  2016 YEAR IN REVIEW & LOOK AHEAD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION It has been an action-packed journey as we prepare to enter our 14th year of operations. No one can really predict how an organization will grow, and we are grateful that we continue to find success in the leadership and advancement of our industry.  We would not be able to grow without your continued support, for which we are grateful. Please accept our thanks. We have not published an annual report for nearly 10 years. We are a small organization and as the...

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Food & Beverage Tourism Future Bright Says World’s Largest Research Study

RESEARCH MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Food & Beverage Tourism Future Bright Says World’s Largest Research Study   (PORTLAND, OREGON, JUNE 20, 2016) — Today the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) announced the release of the 2016 Food Travel Monitor Report. Following on its past research, this groundbreaking research is the first publicly available, as well as largest, food and beverage tourism study ever conducted. Some of the report’s major highlights are included below. Qualified members of the media may request an executive summary by emailing help(at)worldfoodtravel(dot)org with your details and the publication you write for. HIGHLIGHTS FOOD & BEVERAGE: NOW A CRITICAL TRAVEL MOTIVATOR...

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