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August 2015 Offer

This offer expires on August 30 so please read on and take advantage before it’s too late. This month’s special offer is one-of-a-kind and something we’ve never done before. We know that right now many businesses and destination marketing organizations are preparing their 2016 budgets. While including money for food and drink tourism product development and…

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New Partnership With World Travel Market

WTM LONDON PARTNERS WITH WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOSCIATION World’s leader in food tourism will share expertise with this year’s event delegates in London. (LONDON, ENGLAND, UK AND PORTLAND, OREGON, July 16, 2015) — WTM London, the world’s leading global event for the travel industry, and the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food…

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Foodies Take Eating Behavior With Them on Trips

FOODIES TAKE EATING BEHAVIOR WITH THEM ON TRIPS Consumers take their food behaviors on the road and destinations and businesses alike can woo new customers and more positive word-of-mouth by catering to otherwise unanticipated or unaddressed consumer behaviors. Foodies choose where they based on a number of factors like type of cuisine, location, service and more. Travelers…

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Perception is Everything

Perception Is Everything How do your customers or visitors perceive a new food or drink experience before it even happens? Knowing the answer to that could be the difference between increased sales, or increased competition. So how do you know? No matter whether you serve customers at your business or visitors to your destination, people…

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Food Tourism: The Latest Fad or Here to Stay?

I had the pleasure of being asked to write an article for MediaPost.com this week about the relevance of food tourism to our industry. Read the full article on MediaPost or the text of the article is below. ———————————————————— A group of 200 industry food tourism industry leaders met last month at the Basque Culinary…

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Have Fork Will Travel Now Available on Kindle

The world’s “Food Tourism Bible”, Have Fork Will Travel, is now available on Amazon.com in Kindle format. Buying electronically means you can get the book immediately and you can search easily within it. It also means that you avoid shipping costs and customs duties!  Enjoy. Since the formal founding of the food tourism industry in…

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Eat Spain Up in Oslo

From March 24-26, the Spanish food passion took center stage in Oslo. The Eat Spain Up! sessions brought the Norwegian public closer to Spain’s food culture. Eat Spain up! is a multidisciplinary event that aims to bring the foreign public closer to Spain’s food culture and modern food creativity. The initiative seeks to promote Spain…

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In my nearly 50 years of life on this planet, I’ve been lucky to be able to travel to dozens of countries, and visit every continent except Antarctica. I’ve met people from all walks of life, all races and speaking almost every language. I’ve studied a variety of languages and cultures and genuinely welcomed different…

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April 2015 News

Welcome to spring (and autumn for our friends South of the Equator)!  In the spirit of fresh and new, we’re delighted to introduce our new World Food Travel Association website. You’ll find a great looking and user friendly site full of information and opportunities about the latest in food tourism, education, events, services, partnerships and more.  Not to mention, enticing pictures…

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First Online Food Travel Summit Huge Success

FIRST ONLINE FOOD TRAVEL SUMMIT CONNECTS HUNDREDS OF FOOD TRAVEL INNOVATORS FROM 24 COUNTRIES (PORTLAND, OREGON, April 16, 2015) — Uniting industry leaders who shape key food travel trends across the world, the Online Food Travel Summit took place on Thursday, April 9th and Friday April 10th, attracting hundreds of global visitors from 24 countries.…

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