Aiming to help the global travel industry keep on top of the trends، the World Travel Market (WTM) London this year is placing a special focus on food tourism، a diverse and evolving sector. WTM London 2018 will take place November 5-7 at ExCeL، according to GTP.
“Food tourism is an emerging standalone sector but it also resonated with other parts of the business،” WTM London، Conference and Seminar Manager Charlotte Alderslade، said. “It is part of the living like a local trend، part of the tours and activities growth، has its place at the luxury and budget end of the market and is a truly global phenomenon.”
During WTM London 2018، three sessions dedicated to food tourism will take place moderated by Erik Wolf، founder of the World Food Travel Association (WFTA).
The session will take a detailed look at how food tourism will develop in the medium term. Destinations looking to grow their existing footprint or enter the market need to think ahead and ensure standards are set.
The session will also look at controversial issues such as the connection between food tourism and overtourism، and growing concern over food waste and plastic.