How does World Food Travel Association help destinations with consulting?

How do you help destinations with research and consulting?

We help destination marketing organizations and their members with research and consulting in many different ways. Over the years, we've performed food and beverage visitor experience assessments and researched and written food tourism destination strategies. In the past 1-2 years, we've introduced a new kind of food tourism development consulting that is easier to understand and more useful. 

We've also introduced our Taste of Place special report series, which combines destination strategy, experience assessment, perception analysis, and economic impact. The end result is a working document that is much easier to understand and quite useful for stakeholders. While this report series does not replace a full strategy, the Report includes actionable suggestions to help lay a foundation for sustainable and profitable current and future food tourism development work in the destination in question.  Our Taste of Place reports are an informal and non-official analysis of the gastronomy tourism situation in the target market. They are not in-depth enough and do not include primary research, which are essential components to a full destination gastronomy tourism strategy. We can help destination marketing organizations to fill in those gaps and arrive at a complete and sustainable gastronomy (culinary/food) tourism destination strategy.

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