Upcoming Media Events
2018 IFWTWA Conference Registration is Open!IFWTWA Conference, May 6-9, 2018 Whidbey Island, Washington: “Farms, mussels and whales, oh my!” Whidbey Island is a traveler’s dream. Anchored in the Salish Sea, only about 45 minutes from […]
Pure Birmingham: Purely EccentricSomewhere in the brain there must be a pleasure center that’s stimulated by the slightly eccentric, the somewhat offbeat, the more than regular. Scientists probably have a name for it. […]
Modern spirit. Southern soul. Roswell, GAJust thirty minutes north of the bustling center of Georgia’s capitol city is one of Atlanta’s most historic towns. Founded in 1839, the city of Roswell exudes modern spirit […]
Media Trip to Whidbey and Camano Islands, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Washington – USAMeet farmers, chefs, artists, libation crafters and experience the remarkable Pacific Northwest Some of the most spectacular […]
2017 Culinary and Cultural Tour of JordanAhlan Wa Sahlan! Greetings! Jordan is an extraordinary destination. IFWTWA has been invited again by Jordan Tourism Board North America (JTBNA) on a Culinary and Cultural Tour of Jordan, this time […]
Richmond, BC Dumpling Trail Media TripTravel the Dumpling Trail in Richmond, British Columbia Canada Did you know that there are more than 20 different types of dumplings? Discover the different types of dumplings that Richmond […]
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|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 18, Gunnar is a promising student looking forward to a career as a chef. When asked why he chose to pursue a profession in the culinary field, Gunnar responded, “I chose a culinary profession because, much like math, food can be understood and enjoyed by people all around the world. That means that no matter where I am, I'll always be able to please those around me.” (more…)|
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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 a difference. This is an opportunity for IFWTWA members to further a student’s education in industries IFWTWA exists to promote, with the assurance that 100 percent of the funds go directly toward the educational expenses of the awardee and not toward administrative costs.
|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 more...
Winner of the 2015 IFWTWA Norm E. Hill Hospitality Education Scholarship AwardEvery 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 Coto Quinteros a $1,000 scholarship to the School of Culinary Arts Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. (more…)
Radio interview with IFWTWA members Susanna Starr and John Lamkin who talk about their new book.
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