ASIA’S FIRST FOODTREX FOOD TOURISM CONFERENCE HUGE SUCCESS: KATHMANDU WELCOMED 100+ DELEGATES FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES
The World Food Travel Association hosted its first FoodTreX Regional Food Tourism Summit in Asia yesterday. Over 100 delegates from 8 countries and 3 continents converged on the Park Village Resort in Kathmandu for a full day of speeches, meetings and inspiration about Nepal’s potential as a destination for food-loving travelers. Preceding the conference day, delegates enjoyed a full-day food tour to experience the real Kathmandu, and another day of chef demonstrations from some of the area’s more innovative restaurants. The Summit was produced with local partners U-Turn Marketing Solutions Pvt Ltd and Two Tables (Nepal) Pvt Ltd, and supported by a variety of sponsors that include Nepal Tourism Board, Turkish Airlines, the KGH Group and LG. Pictures and videos from the event can be found throughout social media.
The conclusion at the end of the Summit was that Nepal indeed has strong potential to welcome food-loving travelers, yet a lot of work remains to be done. WFTA Executive Director Erik Wolf shared the sentiment, “The warmth of the Nepalese people, the delicious, authentic foods and exotic spices all bode well for Nepal’s potential as a food-lovers’ destination. To realize that potential, the key stakeholders must come together with local entrepreneurs and work together to move forward. A food tourism strategy for Nepal is the logical next step.”
The dates for the next FoodTreX Summit in Nepal have already been announced: May 22-24, 2020.
ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (WFTA)
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) and today is recognized as the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism. Each year the Association serves nearly 100,000+ professionals in over 100 countries. The WFTA’s knowledge, tools and training help trade professionals and organizations to leverage their area’s food and beverage products and experiences to help create a strong sense of place, which increases visitor arrivals; destination brand equity; and export demand for their area’s food and beverage products. Learn more at www.worldfoodtravel.org.
ABOUT THE FOODTREX FAMILY OF EVENTS
FoodTreX stands for “Food Travel Experience” and is a brand that was introduced by the World Food Travel Association in 2018 to increase the quality and level of innovation in food travel trade events. The FoodTreX Regional Summits bring discussion of food and beverage tourism issues and trends to stakeholders in local areas. So far, FoodTreX events have been held in the UK, Spain, Greece, Nepal, Australia and also online.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 26, 2018)
Media Contacts: Suraj Pradhan (+977) 9845075950 hello(at)twotables(dot)com(dot)au
Erik Wolf (+44) 7827-582 554 help(at)worldfoodtravel(dot)org