APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
PORTLAND, Oregon, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications are now open for the World Food Travel Association's 2018 FoodTrekking Awards, benchmarking excellence in food and beverage tourism. Now in their third year, the FoodTrekking Awards recognize excellence in both individual businesses as well as destinations. Interested businesses and tourism offices are invited to apply today. Applications will close on November 19, 2017, when the judges begin to process the entries. Winners will be announced on January 4, 2018. See past winners here.
The FoodTrekking Awards recognize excellence in the following 14 food and beverage tourism industry categories:
- BEST FOODIE DESTINATION EXPERIENCE
- BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE TOUR OPERATIONS (LAND)
- BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE TOUR OPERATIONS (WATER)
- BEST BEER EXPERIENCE
- BEST FOODSERVICE EXPERIENCE FOR VISITORS
- BEST FOODIE LODGING EXPERIENCE
- BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE/TRAVEL MEDIA PROFESSIONAL
- BEST WINE EXPERIENCE
- BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE/TRAVEL BLOGGER
- BEST FARM/FARMERS' MARKET EXPERIENCE
- BEST RETAIL & GROCERY EXPERIENCE
- BEST COOKING/BEVERAGE CLASS/SCHOOL
- BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE EVENT EXPERIENCE
- NEW FOR 2018! BEST FOOD TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY
Recognition is awarded to First Place and Runner Up entrants in each category. Winners receive an attractive color acrylic plaque to display showing their achievement; acknowledgment on the News page of the World Food Travel Association; and @mentions of the winning business name and category in the World Food Travel Association's social media channels.
The FoodTrekking Awards are another first pioneered by the World Food Travel Association. Every so often, you hear about an award for a foodie destination or tour operator, or an award for local excellence, but these awards don't carry the international recognition offered by the World Food Travel Association, the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism. Read more about the history of food tourism and food tourism industry founder Erik Wolf. Or learn more about the awards and peruse past winners.
HOW TO APPLY
Application pricing is US$275 for destination marketing organizations and US$125 for all other categories. Current premium members of the World Food Travel Association will find discount codes available in the online member community. Businesses interested in applying can learn more or sign up here:
Many questions (application process, cost, eligibility, deadlines, terms and conditions, etc.) can be answered here: the Awards FAQ in our Association's support portal here.
The following images are available:
FoodTrekking Awards logo:
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Owners of award recipient Eko Snails Garden (Poland) showing their award for the Farms/Markets category (960 px x 960 px):
Eko Snails Garden (Poland) showing their award on display in their business (1440 px x 1920 px):
PRESS CONTACT: ERIK WOLF, erik(at)WorldFoodTravel(dot)org, (+1) 503-213-3700 (US Pacific Time)
SOURCE World Food Travel Association