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Serving Up a New Gastronomy & Tourism Academic Journal

Call for Papers and a Introducing new publication: Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism Investigating Dimensions of Food and Eating in Relation to Travel and Tourism Food has always been an important component of the tourist experience. Tourists eat to survive, but they also consume to discover the place and the intrinsic environments of the visited region.…

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Wine Tourism in Napa

Wine Tourism in Napa…There’s a Lot Good Going On The Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVVA) contacted our office this week with some information in response to the article we shared last weekend, “Wine Tourism: What Not to Do.” As it turns out, the article where readers were directed was an opinion article that was fraught with…

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It’s Not a Meal It’s a Memory

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…

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Macedonia, the Land (and Cuisine) That Time Forgot

Macedonia, the Land (and Cuisine) That Time Forgot by  Zaklina Temelkovska © August 2015 I was born and raised in Macedonia, a small country in the heart of the Balkans, were people love good food, local products and seasonal dishes. Of course everybody uses these buzzwords nowadays. But really, do you want to know how seasonal?…

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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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