Introducing Ambassadors-Consulates-Embassies (ACE)
FoodWorx Now in its Third Year
28 Days Left! Food & Drink Tour Operator Survey
What are you doing next April 8-11?
Five fun tips for Foodie Travelers
SavorSearch Beta Testing Expanded
Tools we love: Copy.com
October’s CCTP Graduates
November 2014 Newsletter in this Issue:
Introducing A.C.E. Program: Ambassadors, Consulates & Embassies
We’re pleased to announce a major overhaul of our Ambassador and Embassy program, and the introduction of a new Consulate level for cities and small regions. Get a quick overview of the new program here. Embassies are our most comprehensive way to help you kick start food & drink tourism in your area. Interested? Our quick video overview will tell you more. Want more details? Email us here.
Q: What are you doing next April 8-11?
A: World Food Travel Summit in Portugal
The Summit is the world’s largest gathering of food and drink tourism-focused professionals. Find new business partners and get discovered! The Summit’s format now focuses more on networking and ways to help you connect with other delegates. Join us April 8-11, 2015 in the beautiful seaside town of Estoril, just a 25 minute drive outside Lisbon. We’re also pleased to announce that pre-tours are included in the registration cost! Just pay your transportation to the embarkation point you choose and then lodging, meals and sightseeing are included for the 2 days preceding the Summit (April 6-8). Check out the pre-tours, see the lineup of speakers or register now at www.WorldFoodTravelSummit.com.
FoodWorx Conference Now in its Third Year Join Us Feb. 7 in Portland
Be part of FoodWorx – an exceptional event bringing together everyone who loves food to discuss issues, network with experts, collaborate with other passionate foodies and inspire the future of the food and drink we love so much. FoodWorx is one varied day of expert speakers, demos, tastings and film clips from various segments of the industry as well as a Marketplace full of interesting new products to explore. SEE SPEAKERS, SCHEDULE & REGISTER NOW
FoodWorx takes place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, one of the world’s most exciting food cities. FoodWorx will also be broadcasted online for those who cannot make the trip to Portland. Special reduced price of only US$89 for the first 30 tickets purchased. Seating is limited and we expect to sell out. Special pre-FoodWorx Dinner Series. Next event: in Portland, December 5, featuring Rouxbe’s Ken Rubin, VP of Culinary Training. Learn more. Seating is also very limited for this very special experience.
Tools We Love: This month: Copy.com
We see eyes open wide and smiles on faces when we introduce our community to new tools that we love, and that you will love too. This month, we love Copy.com – think of it like an evolution of the antiquated Dropbox. For starters, the user interface is light years beyond Dropbox. You can actually see what you are doing! Plus, you start off with 15 GB of storage space, not Dropbox’s measly 2 GB. Try it out now and the first 5 people get an extra 5 GB of storage – that gives you 20 GB of no cost storage each year! (Full disclosure: we get an extra 5 GB too if you sign up but there’s no cost to you.)
SavorSearch Beta Testing Expands
Our internal beta testing is complete and this month, we’re rolling out our expanded beta testing to a wider audience. If you’d like to be notified when SavorSearch launches or a beta user invitation, tell us here. How is SavorSearch.com different from SavorSearch at the World Food Travel Summit? We explain it here.
Destinations Reminded 2019 Summit Bids Due November 30
If your destination intends to submit a bid to hold a future World Food Travel Summit, please remember the deadline which is November 30. You can learn more about the Summit here, or visit the FAQ page or get help here.
5 Fun Tips for Foodie Travelers
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28 DAYS LEFT: Calling all Food & Drink Tour Operators for a Survey
Our industry needs to know about your business! New for 2015! We’re surveying food and drink tour operators, guides and travel agents to get a temperature check on our industry. Many have asked about the nature and financial impact of food and drink tour operators in our sector. This is the first such survey to assess this. Please take a few minutes to help us complete the survey here. You can complete the survey 100% anonymously OR if you would like a copy of the report when it is done, or a chance to win a free copy of our Have Fork Will Travel book, just provide your contact details so we can fulfill your request. The choice is yours!
October book winners for completing the survey: Judith von Prockl, Gourmet on Tour (Shanghai/London) and Kence Georgey, Eco Trails Kerala (India)
Congratulations to Our October 2014 CCTP Graduates
Mariana Cardoso – Portugal
Nikhil Roy – Dubai, UAE
Sofia Martin – California, USA
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