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Research shows that 93% of travelers create long-lasting, fond memories based on their experiences with an area’s food and beverage. The distinctive local food and beverage products, culinary history and hospitality are the foundation of an area’s character, and that's what attracts both visitors and locals.
Our primary revenue sources are education and research. We do not engage in any advocacy work. As a US-registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, we rely entirely on program revenue, donations and sponsorships to produce our quality programming. And as a non-profit organization, we are authorized to issue tax donation letters, which may offer a tax benefit to US-based individuals and businesses. If you’re located outside the USA, your donation may still be considered deductible as a business expense (consult your accountant for advice).
Our Future Roadmap
In our 2015 State of the Industry report, we asked professionals in our industry what they expected for our industry in the next 10 years, and what they wanted to see. What was our future and how would they like our industry to evolve? We incorporated their feedback into an industry initiative called “Food Tourism 2025”. So far, this has led to the development and introduction of new tools, products and services such as our annual FoodTrekking Awards, our various events and our Business of Food Travel podcast. Over the next several years, we will continue to work with our industry to develop and/or refine our products for both professionals and consumers. Would you like to help us chart the course for the future of our industry? Join us and become part of our journey.