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Media Release: First Food & Beverage Tourism Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FIRST WORLD-WIDE FOOD & BEVERAGE TOURISM AWARD COMPETITION ANNOUNCED Press Contact Erik Wolf, Chair, FoodWorx Conference (+1) 503-213-3700 (GMT-8) or by email (Portland, OR January 22, 2016) – Food and beverage are a crucial part of the traveler experience, and travelers are always seeking the next greatest food and beverage businesses, destinations and…

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Media Release: Largest Food Tourism Research Study Ever Conducted

MEDIA RELEASE WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LARGEST FOOD TOURISM STUDY EVER CONDUCTED New global food and drink tourism research breaks new ground and includes global data, beverage tourism, and PsychoCulinary profiling. Press Contact Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association (+1) 503-213-3700 (GMT-8) or by email (Portland, Oregon, USA,  January 21, 2016) –…

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Media Release: Fourth FoodWorx February 20 in Portland

MEDIA RELEASE FOODWORX: THE FUTURE OF FOOD CONFERENCE FOURTH ANNUAL EVENT FEBRUARY 20, 2016 IN PORTLAND, OREGON, USA Press Contact Erik Wolf, Chair, FoodWorx Conference (+1) 503-213-3700 (GMT-8) or by email Portland, OR (January 18, 2016) – Preparations are in the final stretch for the fourth annual FoodWorx: The Future of Food Conference, taking place…

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Spring 2016 Promotion Opportunities for Cascadian Businesses

Special Announcement: January 6, 2016 For businesses, organizations and tourism offices in the Cascadia region (all of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, northwestern Wyoming, northwestern and northern California, and southeastern Alaska) UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES THIS COMING SPRING TO SHOWCASE YOUR CASCADIAN FOOD, BEVERAGE OR RELATED PRODUCT, SERVICE, ORGANIZATION OR TOURISM OFFICE: OPPORTUNITY #1: AT…

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Food Tourism Seminar in Madrid, Spain

FOOD TOURISM SEMINAR IN MADRID Versión en español sigue en la final. Our partner in Spain, Koan Consulting, is organizing a seminar on local food tourism development: “Landscape to Table. Creating a Food Destination”. The seminar is oriented for local food producers/ distributors, restaurants, travel agents, students and the general public. Gloria Rodriguez, our Association’s…

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The Dumbing Down of Food

The summer shortly after I had turned 9 years old, I was visiting my grandparents. One day, my grandmother took me into her kitchen to teach me how to make cookies. I still remember they were made with flour, eggs, real peanut butter and real sugar sprinkled on top, complete with the pressed fork marks.…

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Announcing FoodTrekking in Cascadia

Announcing FoodTrekking in Cascadia! A new, annual dual **PRINT & ONLINE** publication designed to nurture our region’s food and drink culture. The publication features high quality editorial and photography unlike anything on the market today. Articles cover Cascadian People, Politics, Business, Society and Health. A tastefully-designed Marketplace in the back features our region’s best food-oriented…

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Food Tourism for World Travel Market

If you missed our Executive Director Erik Wolf’s speeches about food tourism at this year’s World Travel Market, we can offer you the next best thing. We invite you to download (13 MB) and read “Follow Your Nose – Uniting Food and Tourism” from WTM Business magazine, produced for World Travel Market 2015. It’s an…

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Tales From the Road: The Future of Lodging

November 2015, London The bottom line is that large hotel corporations are in a state of self-preservation. They’re like an animal threatened in the wild. They may be building more hotels because they are really needed, or they may actually be trying to continually innovate with new properties in order to stay relevant. The peer to…

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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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