News | Meet Amanda Niode, Our Indonesian Ambassador

We are delighted to introduce Amanda Niode as our Association's newest certified ambassador. She serve as the co-founder and chairperson of Omar Niode Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Indonesia, which works to raise the critical mass of quality human resources and to foster awareness on local cultures and culinary arts. As a food-loving traveler, she champions…


News | Thai Food Ambassador, Max Thammaraks

Max Thammaraks acts as a World Food Travel Association Certified Ambassador in Thailand. He recently sat down for an interview with Spoon & Fork Magazine about his role as a Thai Food Tourism Ambassador. "Well it's two fold, one is to continue to promote Thai cuisine to the world, and this can be done through tourism…


News | Meet Our Newest Ambassador in Haiti: Natacha Gomez

Join us this month as we sit down with Natacha Gomez our newest Certified Ambassador and founder and member of: Le festival du Café, Le Salon de la Nouvelle Gastronomie Haitienne, Co-owner of Kanowa Farms, President of AFADEM ( Aksyon Fanm Pou Demen Miyo), President of Women 4 Better World, Co-producer of Concours Culinaire Franco-Haitien, and…


News | Association Names 2017 Ambassador of the Year

The World Food Travel Association is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of its Ambassador of the Year award, Maria Athanasopoulou from Greece. Maria serves as both a Certified Ambassador of the Association, as well as on the Association's Board of Advisors. During the course of the past year, Maria arranged two Association events in Greece,…


News | Meet our First Singapore Ambassador Lionel Chee

The World Food Travel Association is pleased to announce the Association's first ambassador in Singapore, Mr. Lionel Chee. He is also the Association's second Ambassador in Asia. Mr. Chee was educated in Switzerland Les Roches and AHMA. He has worked in the hospitality, food and beverage industry for the last 30 years. Born into one of…


News | Introducing Suraj Pradhan our Ambassador in Nepal

We are pleased to introduce Suraj Pradhan, the World Food Travel Association (WFTA)'s newest certified ambassador. Suraj represents the interests of the WFTA in Nepal, the land of Mount Everest. Suraj's interest in the hospitality sector began with his apprenticeship as a chef in 2010 when her arrived in Sydney, Australia. Suraj's passion was encouraged when he was awarded…


News | Exploring the Land of Spices, Discovering the Taste of Gorontalo

This just in from Amanda Niode, our Ambassador in Indonesia: The Omar Niode Foundation, chaired by Amanda Niode, Ambassador in Indonesia to the World Food Travel Association, collaborated with Negeri Rempah Foundation to organize a food travel program themed the spice route. This program chose Gorontalo, a province on the Island of Sulawesi, that holds rich stories and flavors.…


News | First Wellness Ambassador Appointed to the World Food Travel Association

Los Angeles-based wellness tourism expert, Camille Hoheb has been appointed as the first Southern Californian Certified Ambassador to the World Food Travel Association. The ambassadorship is an invitation-only leadership position for tourism professionals who demonstrate a commitment to food tourism and who contribute to the development and advancement of food tourism. Camille Hoheb is the President of Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW). She…


News | Meet Association Member Luisa Puppo from Italy

Meet Luisa Puppo, one of the Association's newest members. Luisa is the founder and owner of Welcome Management - Ligucibario®. Since 1994, her expertise has largely been with destinations, food and wine experiential tourism, marketing and training professionals. Ligucibario® is a dynamic on- & off-line platform which she created with her business partner and husband, Umberto Curti. Together they specialize in Ligurian…

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