UNWTO, Basque Culinary Center (BCC), VISITFLANDERS and the city of Bruges have announced new dates for the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism.
The World Tourism Organization, the Japan Travel and Tourism Association, and Gurunavi have released the new UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan. The publication includes 18 different case studies of successful gastronomy tourism in Japan.
The Director of the Basque Culinary Center, Mr. Joxe Mari Aizega, underscored the importance of adequately training professionals and developing the necessary skills, as well as attracting and retaining talent. This is a key challenge, considering that “gastronomy has become a strategic sector for many countries, contributing to the generation of wealth and employment, creating value along all its levels, and promoting countries and destinations”.