5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) co-organized the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum was supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the City of Donostia.
Returning to its origins in San Sebastian, the fifth edition of the Forum brough together Ministers of Tourism, representatives from National and Local Tourism Administrations, chefs, entrepreneurs, academia and related stakeholders from tourism and gastronomy.
This year´s edition focused on job creation and entrepreneurship as a means to advance tourism´s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this regard, the Forum explored ways to create favorable frameworks to stimulate jobs and entrepreneurship along the gastronomy tourism value chain as well as shed lights on more relevant skills for gastronomy tourism.
The UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism was created with the aim of promoting the exchange of experiences between experts in tourism and gastronomy, to identify good practices and to promote gastronomy tourism as a factor of development of countries.
Link to download the Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Touirsm
Enlace para descargar La Guía para el desarrollo del turismo gastronómico
Link to download the publication "Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan"
Press release 27 February 2019
Press release 18 December 2018
First UNWTO/BCC Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition
1st UNWTO World Forum on Food Tourism
2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
- ENG_Information Note
- ESP_Nota Informativa
- ENG_Preliminary Programme
- ESP_Programa Preliminar
- UNWTO/BCC Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism
- Skills to Cook the Future by Chef Elena Arzak
- S2_Kazem Vafadari
- S2_Vita Datau
- S2_Amber Anderson
- S2_Ebru Baybara Demir
- S2_Shinichi Nakamura
- Conclusions - 5 Key Takeaways