Tag: World Food Travel Association

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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How Capturing Great Food Photos Can Steer Customers Your Way

How Capturing Great Food Photos Can Steer Customers Your Way Now everyone has heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words”? Great photography is essential for the food and beverage business. We see with our eyes and a juicy burger well styled and photographed using the correct lighting works wonders to drive traffic right into your door. Looking at a poor image makes one think, “hmm, probably not good,” or it was just slapped together in the kitchen without any love or care. Given that we are in the social media age of posting photos on Facebook,...

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Next Big Thing in Food Tourism Tech

There is no doubt that food travel and tourism is on the rise. As food and beverage enthusiasts from around the world plan and book their next experience, most turn to the web and their mobile devices to search and book their holidays. Stephen Joyce, CEO of the Vancouver, BC-based Rezgo.com, will take a deeper look at the tech (technologies) that are playing an increasing role in influencing the behavior of these travelers and what might be in store in the future. Preview what he has to say...

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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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