Uniting Food & Tourism

Driving Economic Development for
The Food, Drink, Travel and Hospitality Trade

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) and the world’s leading authority on food tourism. The Association is at the forefront of food and drink tourism development with cutting-edge resources for today’s food, drink, travel, hospitality and media professionals.

What is Food Tourism?

Have you ever wondered what “food tourism” really means? We’ll delve deeper into how we define it and much more.

Food Tourism Benefits

What are the benefits of Food Tourism? We’ll explain some ways to measure the tangible benefits.

Agritourism Speed Limit

Agritourism is merely one part of the entire food tourism puzzle. Learn more about how this piece of the puzzle fits into place.

The World Food Travel Association fosters special partnerships that help spread awareness and the global community impact of our initiatives


The WFTA provides cutting-edge education and research for the food, drink, travel and hospitality industries.

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We help grow tourism offices, trade associations and individual businesses into successful, profitable enterprises by leveraging our up-to-date tools.

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We help our industry connect with each other through a wide variety of channels.

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We gather at business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) conferences and expositions around the world. This helps to keep the food, drink, travel and hospitality top of mind for our constituents.

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The Latest Tools for Our Trade

WFTA provides several resources for ongoing education and access to things like special events, membership, and latest industry reports.

Why we do what we do

Our Mission

We seek to preserve and protect culinary cultures world-wide by growing and professionalizing the food and drink tourism industry and serving as the central hub that supports the creation of successful, profitable food or drink tourism businesses.

What the future holds

Our Vision

To be the world’s leading authority on food and drink tourism issues, ideas and trends. We grow economies and businesses based on the certainty that every traveler must eat and drink.

Where we came from

Our Story

The original organization was founded in 2003 by the Association’s Executive Director Erik Wolf. Over the years, the Association has evolved. We changed our name in 2012 to World Food Travel Association to help clarify our position in the industry.

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