FoodTrex Research Summit 2021: Call for papers

FoodTrex – Food Travel Research Summit organized by the World Food Travel Association on the main food and wine tourism-related themes is coming back on October 14th and 15th, 2021 and will take place a 100% online.

Together with with Matthew J. Stone of California State University-Chico (USA), Roberta Garibaldi will co-chair the Scientific Committee, composed by the following international experts:

  • Angela Durko, Texas A&M University (USA)
  • Anne-Mette Hjalager, University of Southern Denmark and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism
  • Whitney Knollenberg, North Carolina State University (USA)
  • Byron Marlowe, Washington State University (USA)
  • Steven Migacz, Roosevelt University (USA)
  • Erose Sthapit, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Academics and researchers active in the food and wine tourism industry have the opportunity to present their most recent research in the following areas at the Summit:

  • Culinary tourism / food tourism/ gastronomy tourism
  • Beverage tourism / wine tourism / beer tourism / spirits tourism
  • Agritourism
  • Gastronomy tourism and its contribution to sustainable development (i.e., promoting healthy, balanced and local cuisine; sustaining local value chain; reducing waste generation)
  • Development of sustainable gastronomic experiences
  • Food production / manufacturing tourism (e.g. fisheries tourism, orchards, farm visits/ farm tours)
  • Food / wine / beer events
  • Food markets / farmers markets
  • Food tourist consumer behavior
  • Food tourism trends
  • Marketing and social media in food tourism
  • Economics of food tourism
  • Social, economic, environmental or other impact of food and beverage tourism or food-/drink-loving travelers
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the food and beverage tourism industry, and specifically, new e-food and e-drink concepts such as remote social dining and partying, augmented and virtual reality tours and travels, e-food and e-wine destinations, etc.
  • Post-pandemic recovery, including changes to business processes, marketing and product development considerations
  • Any other topics related to food or beverage tourism

If you are interested in participating, you have until September 3 to submit your proposal. For more information on how to apply, click here.