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.
The World Food Travel Association fosters special partnerships that help spread awareness and the global community impact of our initiatives
Solutions for Industry Professionals
Whether you are brand new to food and drink tourism, or a long-term professional, you need help to do your job. You might need the latest research, an inspirational speech, or a way to generate sales leads and visibility. We offer a variety of ways to help you do your job better.
Our mission is to drive economic development by promoting food and drink. We accomplish this with a variety of programs and services; a robust and engaged global community; and ground-breaking industry thought leadership.
To be the world’s leading authority on food and drink tourism issues, ideas and trends. We drive economic development based on the certainty that every traveler must eat and drink.
The original organization was founded in 2003 by the Association’s Executive Director Erik Wolf. Over the years, the Association has evolved in sync with the times. In 2012, we changed our name to World Food Travel Association to clarify our position in the industry. We remain the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the special needs of food, drink, travel and hospitality professionals.