2018 IFWTWA Conference at Whidbey Island, Washington

May 6-8, 2018. Register online today.

Halkidiki, Greece 2017 – a stress free media trip

Thanks to Associate Member Sofia Bournatzi from Pass Partout Tourism Marketing, who has previously arranged several media trips for IFWTWA in Northern Greece, we now have another Greece trip offer for our membership. On behalf of Philoxenia Bungalows and Flegra Palace...

A Christmas Viking Cruise along the river Rhine

CHRISTMAS MARKET CRUISE WITH VIKING The holidays are pure magic along Europe’s waterways. Storybook villages and snow-capped castles line the rivers’ banks, and in grand cities and charming towns alike, festive Christmas markets celebrate the season with colorful...

Post-Conference Media Trip 2016: Solvang and Santa Barbara Car-Free

Food, Wine & Culture: Car- Free in Solvang & Santa Barbara, California Experience the joy of “taking a vacation from your car” in this first-ever IFWTWA post-conference press trip to Solvang and Santa Barbara.  Start your car-free, carefree trip when you board the...

“As Fresh As It Gets” Media Tour to San Mateo County/ Silicon Valley

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB invites members of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association to participate in our "As Fresh as it Gets" Media Tour! The Best of the San Francisco Bay Area! SEASHORES: Thirty miles of coastline on San Francisco Bay...

FWT MAGAZINE ISSUE 10 Winter 2017

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Events/Media Trips

2018 IFWTWA Conference at Whidbey Island, Washington

2018 IFWTWA Conference at Whidbey Island, Washington

May 6-8, 2018. Register online today.[...]
Halkidiki, Greece 2017 – a stress free media trip

Halkidiki, Greece 2017 – a stress free media trip

Thanks to Associate Member Sofia Bournatzi from Pass Partout Tourism Marketing, who has previously arranged several media trips for IFWTWA in Northern Greece, we now have another Greece trip offer for our membership. On behalf of Philoxenia Bungalows and Flegra Palace Hotel, two hotels in Halkidiki, IFWTWA has been invited on a press trip of [...]
A Christmas Viking Cruise along the river Rhine

A Christmas Viking Cruise along the river Rhine

CHRISTMAS MARKET CRUISE WITH VIKING The holidays are pure magic along Europe’s waterways. Storybook villages and snow-capped castles line the rivers’ banks, and in grand cities and charming towns alike, festive Christmas markets celebrate the season with colorful crafts, gingerbread and warm, spicy Glühwein. Who: Up to 5 IFWTWA journalists. The group in its entirety will [...]

Media Trip Results

Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico 2016

Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico 2016

Post Conference Press Trip The Mexican wine capital welcomed IFWTWA participants with unforgettable people, landscapes and delicious experiences, from wineries, organic gardens, eclectic restaurants and bars to boutique hotels and B&Bs. Our tour guide, host Gerardo Tejeda, injected heart and soul into each moment on this fun jaunt to a unique destination just two hours [...]
Car-free Solvang and Santa Barbara 2016

Car-free Solvang and Santa Barbara 2016

Post-Conference Press Trip The Puerto Vallarta Pre-Conference Press Trip was an unparalleled opportunity for professional journalists to experience the city’s natural beauty, culture, and cutting edge culinary scene, with access to Raicilla Distilleries, and unprecedented preview of its Gourmet Festival and Ceviche and Aguachile Festival! Gustavo Rivas-Solis of Latitude created and shared Puerto Vallarta’s endemic [...]
Culinary Interpretation of Puerto Vallarta 2016

Culinary Interpretation of Puerto Vallarta 2016

Pre-Conference Press Trip The Puerto Vallarta Pre-Conference Press Trip was an unparalleled opportunity for professional journalists to experience the city’s natural beauty, culture, and cutting edge culinary scene, with access to Raicilla Distilleries, and unprecedented preview of its Gourmet Festival and Ceviche and Aguachile Festival! Gustavo Rivas-Solis of Latitude created and shared Puerto Vallarta’s endemic [...]

Award Recipients

2016 Hospitality Education Scholarship

2016 Hospitality Education Scholarship

Every year, IFWTWA selects a promising student preparing for employment in the food, wine, travel or hostelry industries to receive the Hospitality Education Scholarship Award. The winner of the 2016 award is Gunnar Mang, a culinary student at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) in Coos Bay, Oregon. Gunnar’s expected graduation date is June, 2018. At [...]
2016 Excellence in Journalism Award

2016 Excellence in Journalism Award

David Lee Drotar wins the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award competition. In 2016, it was a tough competition, with many outstanding travel, food and wine stories in the mix. Drotar’s entry rose to the top: “Nomadic Voices in the Kingdom of Jordan,” published in the online travel magazine http://www.perceptivetravel.com. Drotar’s story weaves his travel experience [...]
Winner of the 2015 IFWTWA Norm E. Hill Hospitality Education Scholarship Award

Winner of the 2015 IFWTWA Norm E. Hill Hospitality Education Scholarship Award

Winner of the 2015 IFWTWA Norm E. Hill Hospitality Education Scholarship Award Every Year, IFWTWA awards a student in the hospitality industry (which includes culinary arts, oenology and viticulture, tourism and hotel management) a scholarship award to assist with financing his or her education. The IFWTWA board of directors unanimously voted to award Nicole Selene [...]

In the News

2016 Hospitality Education Scholarship

2016 Hospitality Education Scholarship

Every year, IFWTWA selects a promising student preparing for employment in the food, wine, travel or hostelry industries to receive the Hospitality Education Scholarship Award. The winner of the 2016 award is Gunnar Mang, a culinary student at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) in Coos Bay, Oregon. Gunnar’s expected graduation date is June, 2018. At [...]
Donate to the Hospitality Education Scholarship Fund

Donate to the Hospitality Education Scholarship Fund

Donate to the Hospitality Education Scholarship Fund International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association sponsors an annual Hospitality Education Scholarship Award that is given to a deserving student in the hospitality, culinary, tourism or viticulture-oenology fields. The award is funded by a combination of budgeted IFWTWA dollars and voluntary member donations. IFWTWA members can make [...]
2016 Excellence in Journalism Award

2016 Excellence in Journalism Award

2016 Excellence in Journalism Award David Lee Drotar wins the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award competition. In 2016, it was a tough competition, with many outstanding travel, food and wine stories in the mix. Drotar’s entry rose to the top: “Nomadic Voices in the Kingdom of Jordan,” published in the online travel magazine www.perceptivetravel.com. Read [...]