The World Food Travel Association preserves & promotes culinary cultures through hospitality & tourism.



Our 20+ years experience with the food tourism industry gives us an undisputed edge.

We create economic opportunities where food and beverage meet travel and hospitality. Our knowledge, tools and training help trade professionals and organizations to leverage their area’s food and beverage 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.

Food Tourism Research

We provide the world's most comprehensive market research reports of the food and beverage tourism industry. We analyze culinary traveler motivations, behaviors, influences and much more.

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Food Travel Trade Events

Providing and promoting food travel trade education & networking opportunities to everyone who values and wants to develop food and beverage tourism products and services.

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Culinary Placemaking

We have a lot of experience devising plans to develop and promote sustainable destination culinary brands. Let us help put your destination on the food lover's map. We can also help you to refine your current offering to meet changing consumer demands.

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Professional Certification

Gain visibility and recognition for your professionalism, experience and knowledge in the food & beverage tourism industry by becoming certified in the Culinary Travel sector. Different certifications available for different business types.

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Culinary Capitals

Certify your destination's culinary culture as a noteworthy and worthwhile discovery for food- and beverage-loving travelers.


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What is food tourism?

“The act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place.” ™

Trusted by the World’s Leading Companies in Food and Travel

The World Food Travel Association crafts resources, knowledge & opportunities for industry leaders

Winemakers Federation Australia Food Travel
Seoul Tourism Organization Food Travel
American Express Logo Food Travel
National Tour Association Food Travel
Visit Bristol Food Travel
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Juneau Food Tours Food Travel
Failte Ireland Logo
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Visit Finland Logo
Travel Alberta Logo
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Culinary Capitals

Certify your area and its culinary culture as a noteworthy destination for food or beverage lovers!

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