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Working with Government Offices to Develop Food Tourism

Coming December 9:  Working with Government Offices to Develop Food Tourism

Join us on Tuesday, December 9 as we talk with John Mulcahy, a Food Tourism Industry Expert, and the key architect of Ireland’s food tourism strategy, about how to work with government offices to develop food tourism in your area. This session is a must for destination marketers, governments, city planners, business improvement districts or any other organization or person involved in connecting local stakeholders and planning officials in the development of food and beverage tourism.

Originally a hotel management graduate, John gained international hospitality experience in hotels, fine dining, gastropubs, hotel schools, UN peacekeeping, and offshore catering. Subsequently, John had senior roles with the Irish National Tourism Development Authority over 17 years, culminating in responsibility for statutory tourist accommodation standards, food tourism development, and hospitality education. Concurrently, John gained an MA (Gastronomy), an MSc (Hospitality Management), and the WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits. Having left Failte Ireland in 2017, John now helps stakeholders understand how critical the nexus of Food, Tourism, & Hospitality Education is to their success, and contributes to publications and conferences regularly.

Our monthly Town Hall meetings are a benefit exclusively for Silver & higher level members of our Association. Any premium member is welcome to attend.  Premium members please check in the Premium Member Lounge for links to join the online meeting by computer or call-in for audio only. Bronze members are invited to upgrade to Silver level membership to access any Town Hall live and/or to hear recordings of past meetings.

Q&A absolutely encouraged. You don’t have to attend live to hear the discussion but you DO need to attend live to be able to participate in the Q&A.


Day: Tuesday, December 9, 2019
Live Time:  14:00 (2:00 PM) London | 09:00 US East Coast


Silver & above members of the World Food Travel Association please RSVP in the premium member lounge in our GastroTerra online community and find sign-in credentials there. Not a member yet? Join as a Silver member today and you’ll get access to this month’s meeting, plus future monthly live Town Hall meetings, access the library of all past Town Hall recordings, membership in all chapters in the community and much more.

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Based mainly in Colorado. Loves cheese, rain, and starry nights. Can usually be spotted in the wild wearing a Spirit Jersey and balancing two cameras. Often laughs and cries at the same time. Barely survived one Master's program, but wants to do another.

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