Research Reports

How often is the Food Travel Monitor produced?

The next Food Travel Monitor is in production and will be published in January 2020. The previous Food Travel Monitor was published in June 2016. The World Food Travel Association has been behind every major food tourism study (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016). We listen to you and what you'd like to see in future editions of the Monitor. If you have suggestions for the study, or are interested in sponsoring a future research project, please get in touch by opening a support ticket.

Do you have any free research or reports?

Yes, the State of the Food Travel Industry report is provided free as a service to our industry. You can download the latest report from our website.

Why do you charge for your research?

Performing quality research costs money. To begin with, we must cover the cost of the time spent by the research team, the analyst and the report writer. There is also a cost to purchase the responses from qualified respondents to our surveys. Then there is time spent on the required customer service. As a small, non-profit organization, we simply need to charge for our products and services. We do provide one report to the industry at no cost.

Do you have any student/academic discounts on your research?

As explained in our other FAQ article, we must charge for our time because we incur tangible expenses in the production of our quality research. Therefore, unfortunately, we are unable to offer any discounted or free access to our research reports (other than the complimentary State of the Food Travel Industry report). If you are enrolled in an academic institution, we suggest that you speak with your faculty advisor or department head to purchase a licensed copy of our research for use by you ...