2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism


27 April 2016 - 29 April 2016




Following the success of our previous edition, Promperu and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, organized the 2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, which took place from 27-29 April 2016 in Lima, Peru.

Gastronomy, as the essence of culture and a major element of intangible heritage worldwide is a growing driver for tourists that remains often untapped by destinations. The interrelation between gastronomy and tourism provide a vehicle for the transmission of culture which in turn, if properly managed, enhances local economic development, sustainable practices and food experiences. Hence, gastronomy tourism, helps to brand and market destinations, as well as assists in maintaining and preserving local tradition and diversity, harnessing and rewarding authenticity.

Here, experts presented current research and tendencies shedding light on the latest trends and presenting successful models and case studies on four main areas, each addressed in a specific session. These include the challenges of food tourism, best practices, professional training and innovative product development. This Forum also contributed to boost the professional development of the sector for all food tourism destinations from emerging to established, providing a space for exchange of experiences and identification of best practices globally. 



The conclusions of the conference are available at the following link. 


Useful links


Pictures of the event
Video of the event

Press release: Presentation of the 2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Past event: First UNWTO World Forum on Food Tourism


UNWTO Global report on Food Tourism
Report on "Tourism and Culture Partnership in Peru - Models of Collaboration between Tourism, Culture and Community" (Available in Spanish only)