News | FoodTrekking Awards Semi-Finalists Announced

The World Food Travel Association is pleased to announce the semi-finalists of our 2019 FoodTrekking Awards competition for excellence and innovation in food and beverage tourism. The semi-finalists include: The Peranakan Restaurant (Singapore) Time Out Market Lisboa (Portugal) Heirloom Fire (USA) javara indonesia (Indonesia) Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (Jamaica) Destination Bristol (UK) Sudamala Suites &…


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 | World’s Largest Food Travel Trade Network Launched

WFTA Launches World's Largest Food Travel Trade NetworkToday the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) announced the launch of GastroTerra, the Association's new online community for professionals who are passionate about food and beverage tourism."We built GastroTerra to facilitate networking and learning among food & beverage tourism professionals worldwide. Before long, it will be the world's largest private network dedicated specifically…


News | Community Spotlight: Roberta Garibaldi

Join us as we sit down with Roberta Garibaldi, Professor of Tourism Management at the University of Bergamo, and the author of the Italian Report on Gastronomy Tourism. First off please introduce who you are and share with us how and why you got involved in food/beverage tourism. RG: I am a professor at a university in Italy, and also…


News | Who Are Food Travelers?

Research from our 2016 Food Travel Monitor proves that 93% of travelers can now be considered food travelers. By "food travelers", we mean travelers who had participated in a food or beverage experience other than dining out, at some time in the past 12 months. They may have visited a cooking school, participated in a food tour,…


News | First FoodTreX London 2019 Speakers Announced

The World Food Travel Association is pleased to announce the first group of speakers who will be participating at the FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit. The first group of speakers and their topics include: Innovation in Customer Satisfaction for Food-Loving Travelers Matthias Tesi Baur, President, World Gourmet Society, London, UK Innovation in Food/Beverage Destination Strategy Marc Crothall,…

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