Donate to our food tourism education scholarship campaign today - & qualify for a tax deduction see more
We have always done things a little differently here at the World Food Travel Association, so instead of giving offers for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we have taken a different approach that is true to our mission.
Today we launched our Don't Feast Alone scholarship fundraising campaign to make more scholarships of our Association's food tourism education products available to people in need, i.e. students and recent graduates, the unemployed, the homeless, those with a disability of any kind, and those with any other demonstrable need. In 2018, we granted 48 scholarships for our Association's educational products. We hope to break that record by a huge number in 2019, and we need your help to do that.
When you donate at various levels, you can get a wide variety of goodies that may include:
- A year of Association membership
- An entry for your business in our next FoodTrekking Awards
- A printed copy of our Have Fork Will Travel book
- A one-hour telephone consultation with me to discuss any business issue you wish
- A copy of our 2016 Food Travel Monitor research (all 300 plus pages)
- A Masterclass of your choice, and
- Your company name, logo & hyperlink in the "Thanks Supporters" area on the home page of our Association website for one year
- Gold, platinum and diamond level donors will also have their name, company name and hyperlink posted on our thank you page for one year
Our organization is classified as a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization in the United States. Therefore your donation is either tax deductible as a charitable donation (US individuals and corporations) or as a marketing expense (other countries). When your donation is complete, you will receive an official donation receipt for your records.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN & DONATE NOW
Our goal this year is to raise US$5000, which can pay for enrollment for those in need for 50 Masterclasses, 8 registrations for our FoodTreX London Food Travel Innovation Summit, or as many as 100 registrations to one of our Regional Food Travel Summits.
No amount is too small, and if you're able to give more, you'll get more in return. It's our way of saying thanks. If you were thinking about joining as a member, or taking advantage of any of our other products, now is the time to do so for the greatest value.
Help kickstart someone's career and bring the gift of quality food tourism education and training to more people who truly need it. Thank you.
PS Can we count on you? If every person receiving this message gave only US$20, we would meet our goal in under 8 hours!
Help developing Gastronomy Tourism in Greece see more
Do you want to do more with gastronomy tourism in Greece?
Greek Online Courses about Food Tourism!
Want to get involved professionally to Gastronomy tourism? Before doing anything else, check out our complimentary short courses below! Do you want to know where to start ? Are you curious about Greece's role on the global scene of gastronomic tourism? Do you want to find out how Gastronomic tourism is developing in Greece today? Do you want to learn how you can capitalize on this rising business segment? Watch today our two free online courses. offered in the Greek language by the World Food Travel Association and Maria Athanasopoulou, an Ambassador of the WFTA in Greece.
Ελληνικά online courses για το Γαστρονομικό τουρισμό
Θέλετε να ασχοληθείτε επαγγελματικά με το Γαστρονομικό τουρισμό? Πριν κάνετε οτιδήποτε άλλο, ενημερωθείτε σχετικά! Θέλετε να μάθετε από πού πρέπει να αρχίσετε? Θέλετε να γνωρίσετε κάποιες παραπάνω λεπτομέρειες για το ρόλο της Ελλάδας στην παγκόσμια σκηνή του γαστρονομικού τουρισμού? Θέλετε να δείτε πως αναπτύσσεται ο Γαστρονομικός τουρισμός στην Ελλάδα σήμερα? Θέλετε να μάθετε αν είναι ένας ανερχόμενος επιχειρηματικά τομέας? Παρακολουθήστε σήμερα δυο δωρεάν online courses στα ελληνικά, από την ambassador της WFTA στην Ελλάδα, Μαρία Αθανασοπούλου - H Μαρία Αθανασοπούλου είναι ambassador της World Food Travel Association στην Ελλάδα:
1. Gastronomic tourism and Greece
1. Γαστρονομικός Τουρισμός και Ελλάδα
by World Food Travel Association & Maria Athanasopoulou
2. The Role of Greece On the World Stage of Gastronomic Tourism
2. Ο Ρόλος Της Ελλάδας Στην Παγκόσμια Σκηνή Του Γαστρονομικού Τουρισμού
by World Food Travel Association & Maria Athanasopoulou
Recordings available from Online Food Travel Summit see more
A huge thanks to the 264 delegates from 36 countries who attended our second annual Online Food Travel Summit, which took place April 24-25. Recordings were made and are available as follows:
Sessions 1 and 9
A member benefit and available to WFTA members only in the Members Area (one you're logged in, even if you did not register for the Summit)
If you attended but did not receive recording links:
Links for sessions you purchased were sent out on May 2. If you did not receive, please check your spam folder. If you still do not have the recordings for sessions you purchased, then let us know at help (at) worldfoodtravel (dot) org. Remember, recordings of Sessions 1 and 9 are available only to current Association members from the Members Area once you're logged in.
Any questions or problems?
Let us know at help (at) worldfoodtravel (dot) org.
World's leading authority on food/beverage tourism presents 100% online food travel trade conference see more
The World Food Travel Association is pleased to announce the speakers and sessions for its second Online Food Travel Summit, taking place April 24-25, 2018.
Sessions and speakers are focused 100% on the food and beverage industry and include:
Promoting Food Tourism in a Time of Economic Austerity: The Case of Greece
Maria Athanasopoulou, Co-Owner, Top Tourism and Xeni Gerna, Vocational Tourism Training Institute, Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, Thessaloniki, Greece
Managing Food Traveler Expectations in "Overtouristed" Destinations
Danny Adler, Owner, Adler & Marlow, Barcelona, Spain
Influencers & Your Digital Strategy: What You Need to Know
Veruska Anconitano, award-winning freelance food/travel writer, Dublin, Ireland
From Dream to Profitable Business: How to Make Your Food Tourism Idea Work
Midgi Moore, Owner, Juneau Food Tours, Juneau, Alaska, USA
It's the People Who Hold It Together: Ireland's Food Champion Program
Sinead Hennessy, Food Tourism Officer, Fáilte Ireland, Limerick, Ireland
Peering Into the Food Tourism Future
Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association, Portland, Oregon, USA
The Summit covers best practices, how to's, case studies for food and beverage tourism professionals, including:
- Marketing managers and strategists
- Branding, PR and advertising professionals
- Destination marketers and governments
- Small business owners and entrepreneurs
- Product developers
- Trainers and educators
- Bloggers seeking to do more
- People considering a career change
- Students forging their career path
- Anyone with an interest in food and beverage tourism
All sessions will be delivered in English. The Summit is 100% online and saves you the time and cost of traveling to an in-person conference. And the best part? We save you money too! Sessions are only US$12 each for members (US$15 for non-members). Discounted all Access passes are also available.
Visit the Summit website to learn more and to register. Registrations close April 23.
Demand for education in food studies is growing. see more
By Steve Holt As the food movement grows, the demand for college and university classes focusing on food systems is exploding. When professor Jennifer Otten stands in front of her first classes this Fall, she’ll see a student in every seat and know that the names of dozens more fill a waiting list. Each of the undergraduate courses she teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle have more than doubled since she started teaching them three years ago, outgrowing lecture halls and even attracting the attention of graduate students hoping to sit in. Continue reading the full article …