About us

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) and today is regarded as the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism. Every year, the Association serves a community of nearly 200,000+ professionals in 150 countries. 

We are experts in culinary place-making, a powerful tool for economic development, food tourism research, professional certification and the creation of valuable tools and resources for business owners. We work with industry partners to leverage food and beverage to create a strong sense of place, thereby increasing visitor arrivals; destination brand equity; and export demand for their area’s food and beverage products. 

Our Mission

To preserve and promote the awareness of culinary cultures through hospitality and tourism.

Our Vision

We strive to serve as the world’s leading hub of innovation and excellence in, and knowledge for, the food and beverage tourism industry cluster.

We have introduced every major innovation enjoyed by our industry. We invite you to scroll through some of our top accomplishments.

Donate to the world food travel association scholarship fund

Each year, the World Food Travel Association offers scholarships for our training and events to a certain number of applicants who demonstrate true financial need.  To help us to continue to bring the gift of education to those in need, we need your help. Please donate any amount you wish. And even better, your donation may be tax deductible!


Intern With Us!

Currently we are offering only virtual internships. You can be located anywhere on Earth!

Minimum 12 weeks, 20 hours/week, attend weekly team meeting

Good level of oral and written English, access to reliable and high speed internet, access to computer

Marketing, Digital Strategy, Social Media, Product Development, Business Development, Sales, SEO, Content Creation, Community Management, Research Analysis

Internships are offered for practical work experience and if your university allows, academic credit. We offer other benefits such as event and membership scholarships, training opportunities, and career mentorship. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any remuneration.