World Culinary Travel Expo to Be Held at EAT! Vancouver FestivalMay 8, 2012 By: Newswire
The 6th World Culinary Travel Expo will be held within EAT! Vancouver Festival this June 1st to 3rd at the newly renovated BV Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. Exhibitors are expecting a huge attendance of over 35,000 visitors.
Thanks to reality cooking shows, organic movements and the proliferation of celebrity chefs, interest in international cooking has increased in recent years. Since its inception, the expo has been attended by over 230,000 visitors.
The three-day expo attracts exhibitors from various segments of the travel industry - representatives from destinations like Antigua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, China, Philippines, Indonesia and Spain will all be in attendance again this year. First-time exhibitors like Jordan and Stuweb Travel from West Africa will also be in attendance.
On the International Culinary Stage, visitors can watch and taste cuisines created by chefs from around the world, including Cajun-Creole cuisine by Louisiana’s Chef Patrick Mould, and Oaxaca cuisine by Mexican chef, Rossana Ascencio.
Presenting on the Food Network Stage are hosts David Rocco of the Italian food television program, David Rocco's Dolce Vita, and Bob Blumer of the World's Weirdest Restaurants and Glutton for Punishment, Rob Feenie, Canada’s first Iron Chef America winner. Also at the expo are the wine, beer and spirits tasting pavilion and the Canadian Regional Barista Competition.
Culinary travel providers looking to be part of the fast-growing special interest market, from tour operators, travel wholesalers to retailers, hotels, restaurants and wineries can visit www.worldculinary.net. For more information, consumers can visit www.eat-vancouver.com.