How We Help Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

We've been doing what we do for nearly 20 years.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs have very specific needs when it comes to food and beverage tourism. You don't have a lot of time or money, but your needs are just as real and often, as complex as, the needs of larger businesses and organizations. We understand the situation, needs and goals of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Our products and services below are designed to put the focus on you and your business. We're here to help!

ANNUAL AWARDS

Our Association was the first organization in the world to offer an awards program to recognize excellence and innovation in food and beverage tourism. We offer awards 9 innovative categories. Awards are presented in person annually at our FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit.

YOU MIGHT LIKE:

OUR FOODTREKKING AWARDS (opens on the Awards website)

 

 

 

 

 


EDUCATION

Not all entrepreneurs and small business owners seek education, but often, a little education can be a big help. From topic-specific Masterclasses to our Master Culinary Travel Professional (MCTP) program or our industry handbook covering a range of topics. Explore whatever sounds of interest.

YOU MIGHT LIKE:

OUR MASTERCLASSES

OUR MASTER CULINARY TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

OUR EAT WELL, TRAVEL BETTER BUSINESS OF FOOD TRAVEL PODCAST

OUR HAVE FORK WILL TRAVEL INDUSTRY HANDBOOK (opens on Amazon)

 


EXPERIENCE ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION

Food and beverage-loving travelers are discerning. We know what we want, and have probably done research on what you're selling long before we arrive at your business or destination. Do you want to get an idea of how well you're meeting the needs of food-loving travelers? Do you need to know areas in need of your attention? We offer an Experience Assessment & Accreditation report that does exactly that.

YOU MIGHT LIKE:

OUR EXPERIENCE ACCREDITATION

 

 

 

 


CUSTOMER ACQUISITION

We can help you find new sources of customers and visitors by focusing on optimizing your marketing channels and partnerships, like networking at our events. Who knows where your you'll meet your next best business partner? We are also the official food and beverage tourism partner to World Travel Market (look for the major session we host there every year).

YOU MIGHT LIKE:

OUR FOODTREX EVENT SERIES

WORLD TRAVEL MARKET (LONDON)

 

 

 

 


 

INDUSTRY HANDBOOK

We "wrote the book" on food and beverage tourism - literally. 70+ authors from 2 dozen countries covering every food/beverage tourism topic imaginable. Written in everyday language, not academic-speak.

 

 

 

 

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Conference & Event Partners

Just a few of our past and/or current conference and event partners include(d):

1st Conference on Gastronomy & Wines (Porto, Portugal)
Cape Food & Wine Tourism Conference (Cape Town, South Africa)
Congreso Turismo Enogastronomico (Bilbao, Spain)
Eat Spain Up
Go West Summit
International Meetings & Incentives Conference (Santorini, Greece)
Matlandet Konferensen (Sweden)
National Wine Marketing Conference (USA)
Northwest Foodservice Show
Tennessee Tourism Roundtable
TTRA’s Marketing Outlook Forum
World Travel Market