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  • Good food and drink can help create a unique sense of place.

    A strong sense of place attracts visitors; helps build an area's brand equity; increases revenues; & drives export demand for local food and beverage products.

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  • For 93% of travelers, food and beverage are a primary motivator.

    That means that almost everyone seeks your area's unique and memorable food and beverage experiences. Are you getting your slice of the pie? We can help.

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  • Food and drink attract a large and growing number of travelers.

    Are you reaching these influential travelers with the right products, messaging and packaging? Food tourism is so much more than a list of restaurants or a food or wine event.

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Who We Are

We founded the food tourism industry in 2001, and are the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism. We create "firsts" for our industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create economic opportunities where food and beverage meet travel and hospitality. We accomplish our mission through our Education, Training, Events, Research, Consulting & Publishing activities.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to serve as a hub that supports the economic viability of food, beverage, travel and hospitality industry stakeholders. We coalesce 20 cross-industry sectors into a single food and beverage tourism industry cluster.

Our Goals

We seek to 1) provide thought leadership to the world's food & beverage tourism industry; 2) help preserve and promote culinary cultures around the world; and 3) educate consumers about the importance of local food & beverage products to an area's economy.

 

Education

Education has always been our primary focus, and we have been the leading driver of our industry's development ever since we founded the food tourism industry in 2001. Our long list of education accomplishments prove that we are the world's leader in food and beverage tourism education and training. 

Professional Certification

In less than 10 hours, get your Professional Certification & earn marketing benefits to set yourself, your agency or our tour operations apart from the rest.

Masterclasses

Short courses designed to deliver highly specific content. Currently we're offering "How to Design a Food Tour & Food Tour Company."

Have Fork Will Travel Book

Our industry's most comprehensive handbook to food and beverage tourism. Choose from printed or digital.

Speeches & Workshops

Training and inspiration from the world's leading authority on food tourism, including our industry's founder.

 

WHAT IS FOOD TOURISM?

It's much, much more than just a list of restaurants and gourmet experiences.
Unique food & beverage drive a strong sense of place, which drives new income & taxes.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FOOD TOURISM & INDUSTRY BENEFITS FOR YOU

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