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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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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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It’s Not a Meal, It’s a Memory

Think about any “tourist trap” restaurant. Now that you’ve got that image in your mind’s eye, it’s probably not far from a major monument or attraction, right? The menu is in multiple languages, possibly even with photos, high prices, rude waiters and mediocre food? We’ve all had that experience, and it’s not exactly something to write home about. As hospitality industry professionals, perhaps we tend to notice more these kinds of subpar experiences. While some hospitality professionals have superhuman powers that enable them to see around corners and intuit which culinary experiences will be fantastic or poor, most of...

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