UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be conducted in Spain

Zurab Pololikashvili and Basque Culinary Center has signed an agreement to hold the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism at the Kursaal Congress Center in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain from May 2-3, 2019. The Forum will focus on the contribution of #Gastronomy Tourism to job creation and the promotion of entrepreneurship.

The Forum is 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 will bring 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 will focus on job creation and entrepreneurship as a means to advance tourism´s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this regard, the Forum will seek means 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. With this in mind, UNWTO and BCC are also organizing Masterclass focusing on key factors to develop real “person centric” competitive and sustainable gastronomy tourism in destinations. Separate registration is required for the Masterclass.