Celebrate culinary culture & the reason to travel for food & drink#WorldFoodTravelDay April 18 see more
Love food? Love travel? On #WorldFoodTravelDay April 18, celebrate with us #culinary #culture and the reason to #travel for food and drink.
We want to know where in the world you would travel for your next food or beverage experience.
Share with us by telling your story, posting a photo or even a video.
Tag your post with #WorldFoodTravelDay. Mention @worldfoodtravelassn on Facebook and Instagram, and @worldfoodtravel on Twitter if you can. It's that easy!
What is World Food Travel Day? It's an entire day dedicated to drawing awareness to the importance of local culinary cultures around the world. It takes place on April 18, every year, on the same day everywhere in the world.
According to the experts surveyed in our 2019 State of the Food Travel Industry Report, culinary culture and authenticity are fundamental and even critical components of success in food and beverage tourism. Travel is the best education and traveling for a taste of place gives us a sense of place. We recognized the need for an annual campaign to spotlight the preservation and promotion of culinary cultures around the world.
That's #WorldFoodTravelDay on April 18. Help us and our industry to spread awareness about food tourism, culinary authenticity and the importance of our food cultures, not just in your area, but around the world as well!
Just Released! Podcast Episode 17: Rosetta Ferrari - Travel is the Best Education see more
In this episode #17 of Eat Well Travel Better, join us as we speak with Rosetta Ferrari. Born and raised in London to Italian parents, Rosetta spent her young life in and around the food industry, but chose to seek an alternative path. In her pursuit of a career in music, the food world kept finding its way back to her in the form of various jobs and opportunities, and eventually her position at Gregg Wallace Italian Food Holidays, a special interest holiday company. required her to design and create bespoke itineraries for authentic Italian food tours, which run regularly throughout the year and often sell out at maximum capacity.
In this episode you'll learn:
- To know and focus on your true strengths, and hire others to do what you need help with
- For those who are shy, how to arrange circumstances so you will be in a position to overcome your shyness
- Why authentic cuisines ultimately beget fusion dishes
- Why regional cuisines are, in many cases, more important than national cuisines
- Why promoting regions instead of entire countries can help combat overtourism
- Why travel is the best education
Jane Connelly posted an articleGLP Films World Short Film Premiere at FoodTreX London see more
Award winning storytelling GLP films sets a new precedent when it comes to telling destination stories with film. Now with their latest release they bring the food culture of the Republic of Georgia to the world. We are pleased to share GLP Films presents the World Premiere of "Georgia: Feast of the Senses" at FoodTrex London | Food Travel Innovation Summit on Sunday, November 4th.
Rob Holmes, Chief Storyteller and Founder of GLP Films, presents the company's newest project, the new food, wine, and culture short film about the Republic of Georgia. The film explores the unique cultural and culinary traditions of Georgia amidst a colorful backdrop of the Caucasus mountain villages and sprawling monasteries. Rob will present this short film in a world premiere. Until then, explore the GLP films channel on Vimeo.
Founded in 2008, GLP Films is an award-winning content marketing agency dedicated to authentic storytelling and content marketing for the travel and outdoor industry. A film company which passion to protect culinary To date, GLP has produced and distributed 200+ videos from 35+ countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and North America.
Session tags: culinary culture, history, Georgia, wine, film, documentary, storytelling
120 Seconds to Change the World: Pierre Thiam from GLP Films on Vimeo. see more
GLP Films Launches 10-Part Video Series with Food Travel Story
GLP Films celebrates their 10th Anniversary with the launch of an inspiring new video series spanning a decade of work. “120 Seconds to Change the World” is an ambitious collection of ten new videos aimed to celebrate and inspire through the untold stories of the change-makers behind GLP's most impactful films. Video number two in the series features world renowned chef, Pierre Thiam.
Chef Pierre Thiam is a citizen of two worlds—born in Senegal, it wasn't until the kitchens of Brooklyn, NY that he found his stride. This story reveals how a Senegalese chef shattered cultural stigmas around men in the kitchen while also managing to introduce an often overlooked African cuisine and culture to the world stage through the universal language of food.
New videos in the 10-part series will be released each month from August 2018 through May 2019. Visit GLP Films now or follow #120secondstochangetheworld for the latest videos.
Watch “120 Seconds to Change the World with Pierre Thiam” below:
World Food Travel Association Announces New Industry Definition of Food Tourism see more
What do we really mean when we say "food travel" or "food tourism"? It is this simple:
"Food tourism is the act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place."
As our industry is rapidly evolving, professionals, academics and others continue to put forward their own definitions of food tourism, culinary tourism and gastronomy tourism (these phrases are synonyms).
We've noticed over the years that the definition of "food tourism" has been getting more and more complicated. For some organizations, traveling a certain distance or overnighting in a lodging property is often required for the activity to be regarded as "tourism." But that ignores any locals who travel across a city for a new food or beverage product or experience. Some people don't believe beverages should be included in "food tourism." Some people find the use of "food" too banal, and prefer culinary tourism or gastronomy tourism. For others, they think of gourmet or agricultural offerings, when they hear the word "food." These are overly complicated attempts to explain the simplest concept, "Food tourism is the act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place." You can always dissect the definition further, but there is simply no easier way to explain the act of traveling to experience unique food and beverage products and experiences.
Simple is always best.
Chile's program helps to protect indigenous food cultures in its Los Lagos region see more
This just in from our Ambassador-in-Training in Chile, Dalma Díaz Pinto:
In March 2017, Dalma asked for the World Food Travel Association's support for a project called "Ambassadors of the Coastal Edge of the Region of the Lakes". This initiative spearheaded by Chile's Bordemar Foundation was designed to help protect the local area's cultural and gastronomic heritage, and also to highlight the important role in promoting local traditions by the women fishermen of Los Lagos, a beautiful regional tourist destination at the northern edge of Patagonia. Now, a year later, the project is complete, and the result is impressive.
You can watch the four documentaries as follows (in Spanish with English subtitles):
The project was financed by 2% Culture 2017 fund from the Los Lagos (Chile) regional government.
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) supports every destination that seeks to preserve and promote its culinary heritage. Research that our Association has conducted over the years continues to prove that authenticity is the number one motivator for visitors to choose one destination over another. Working with the indigenous peoples of a region is one of the most authentic ways to develop and promote a local culinary culture.
We applaud Dalma and her region for having the foresight to take the initiative and also the commitment to bring this project to fruition. Congratulations!