Upcoming Media Events
2018 Lafayette, Louisiana Media TripLafayette, Louisiana: Cajun & Beyond October 31 – November 4, 2018 Host: Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission Lafayette, the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country, is known as the hub of […]
2018 Pre Conference Media Trip: Anacortes, WAMay 4 – 6, 2018 Enjoy two nights and days on Fidalgo Island, home of the historic city of Anacortes. You’ll arrive on Friday, May 4, and stroll downtown’s First […]
2018 IFWTWA Conference Registration is ClosedIFWTWA 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 […]
2018 Pre Conference Media Trip: San Juan Islands, WAMay 4-6, 2018 Host: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Watch for bald eagles and listen for the spouts of orca whales as your ferry glides to the San Juan Islands. Discover […]
2018 Pre-Conference Media Trip: Olympia, WAMay 4-6, 2018 According to Food & Wine magazine: “With its in-it-to-win-it attitude and a real sense of community, Olympia belongs on your bucket list.” Host: Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitors Bureau It’s […]
2018 Post Conference Media Trip: Orcas Island, WAMay 9-11, 2018 Host: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Watch for bald eagles and listen for the spouts of orca whales as your ferry glides to the San Juan Islands. Discover […]
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The 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award goes to... Eugene Yiga.Eugene has been an IFWTWA member since 2014 and resides in Cape Town, South Africa. His entry, “Game of Thrones World Tour,” published in Edgars Club magazine in June 2017, exemplifies the journalistic excellence IFWTWA looks for in its members. Read Eugene’s winning article. (more…)
2017 Hospitality Education Scholarship AwardEvery year, IFWTWA selects a promising student preparing for a career in the food, wine, travel or hostelry industries to receive the Hospitality Education Scholarship Award to assist with education expenses. The winner of the 2017 award is Jennifer Martinez. Jennifer came to IFWTWA’s attention via the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) in Los Angeles, California. (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.
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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...
Radio interview with IFWTWA members Susanna Starr and John Lamkin who talk about their new book.
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