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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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Are You Prepared for the Future of Food Tourism?

Here are 5 Tips You Can Use to Get Ready for the Future Looking into the crystal ball to predict the future is harder than ever these days. The world’s tourism landscape has changed. Cities like Venice, Barcelona and Amsterdam are oversold and new visitors to these destinations complain about the crowds, traffic and high prices. Europe is in disarray now, with hundreds of thousands of immigrants altering European cultures, perhaps forever. Brexit puts the UK in a category all its own, although a weak pound may bode well for now for inbound tourism there. A super strong U.S....

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2017 FoodTrekking Awards Now Open

WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2017 FOODTREKKING AWARDS For excellence in food and beverage tourism   (Portland, Oregon, January 3, 2017) — The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced today that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. Rather than another Top 10 or best restaurants list, the FoodTrekking Awards are unique in that they fill a void of recognition of experience excellence in 13 categories within the food and beverage tourism industry. Food and beverage is the fastest-growing sector of travel, which...

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Announcing 2017 FoodTrekking World Travel Trade Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Erik Wolf, Executive Director World Food Travel Association (+1) 503-213-3700 (GMT – 8) help(at)worldfoodtravel(dot)org World Food Travel Association Announces 2017 FoodTrekking World Travel Trade Convention Convention to Unite Food & Beverage and Travel & Hospitality Professionals (PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, 8 December 2016) – The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, today announced the speaker lineup for its 2017 FoodTrekking World convention, taking place April 2-4, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, USA. Eight world-class, inspirational speakers and leaders in food tourism thought-leadership will share their knowledge to help...

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  • DON’T MISS THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT

    FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM TRADE

    With 8 great speakers sharing 24 new and actionable ideas for you and your business, as well as up to 30 pre-scheduled business appointments with other delegates.

    April 2-4, 2017!

    In foodie mecca Portland, Oregon