Who We Are

We founded the food tourism industry in 2001, and continue to serve as the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism.
We've led a number of groundbreaking initiatives for our industry, and work tirelessly everyday to drive our industry forward with new information and opportunities.

Who We Are

How did we become the world's leading authority on food tourism? Learn about our history, our leadership, our audience, our structure, our partners and our future.

What is Food Tourism?

Restaurants and food events are only part of the picture. How do farm visits and gourmet dining fit into food tourism? Beverages? How do we define "food tourism"?

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What would help you get ahead in today's competitive marketplace? Our benefits help professionals with all levels of experience, as well as related industries.


What We Do

We create economic opportunities where food and beverage meet travel and hospitality.
Our education, training, research, events and networking opportunities help trade professionals and organizations to leverage an area’s food and beverage to help create a strong sense of place.
A strong sense of place increases visitor arrivals, brand equity, and export demand for an area's food and beverage products.


Learn and grow professionally with industry certification, Masterclasses, and comprehensive industry handbook.

Events & Recognition

Essential networking at global and regional events, and awards for food and beverage tourism excellence.

Research & Consulting

Tools to help your business or destination to thrive. Research, special reports, assessments and more.


Publishing is our proactive outreach to our trade community. First up, our new Business of Food Travel podcast.


Upcoming Events

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For your generous ongoing support of our programs. Want to see your company or organization here?

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Recent News

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