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.
“Food tourism is the act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place.”
Travel is the best education and traveling for a taste of place gives us a sense of place. 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. To that end, we recognized the need to create an annual campaign to spotlight the preservation and promotion of culinary cultures around the world. It’s called “World Food Travel Day” and it will place every year on April 18, starting with the first awareness day taking place April 18, 2019.