What are your qualifications to assess and certify our destination as a Culinary Capital?
Culinary Capitals is a program offered by the World Food Travel Association, the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism. We literally founded the industry and have innovated with every major program, tool or resource needed by our industry. In our 20+ years of existence, we have helped more than 500 destinations and businesses around the world to leverage the power of culinary tourism. We have a unique and deep understanding of all the facets required to assess and certify your destination’s culinary culture. Additionally, our Executive Director has a far-reaching background in strategic destination consulting, including with global NGOs and national, state/province and city tourism offices.
What is Culinary Capitals?
For your destination and you as a destination marketer, Culinary Capitals is a regenerative tourism tool that puts the spotlight on eligible destinations - perhaps those areas that are smaller or lesser-known, but with equally satisfying and ...
What happens if we don’t renew our Culinary Capitals license or if we lose our certification?
If your destination loses its Culinary Capitals certification, or if you choose not to renew in any year, you will lose all of your benefits. You won’t get an updated annual performance report or annual certification logo. You won’t benefit from ...
What fees are involved in Culinary Capitals?
There is a simple, single annual licensing fee for Culinary Capitals certification. The exact amount depends on a few factors that we will go over with you on a call. The fee covers our staff time to review your application, perform our analysis and ...
How will our Culinary Capitals certification be promoted?
We promote your certification through our own, hand-curated network of thousands of media professionals around the world. In the past, we’ve worked with major outlets like CNN, the BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Australian Broadcasting ...
How is Culinary Capitals different from other recognition programs?
Culinary Capitals is a regenerative tourism program that amplifies and enhances what you already have – your area's rich culinary culture. The entire application can be processed quickly so that certified destinations like yours can start promoting ...