On Tuesday, Dec 13, the 7th UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism recognized companies from across the world for their contribution to sustainable tourism. Organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center, the annual Forum aims to advance sustainable gastronomy tourism.
The Forum was hosted in Nara, Japan. During the two-day event, more than 450 delegates from 30 countries were in attendance, along with over 1,000 online participants from 125 countries.
The 3rd UNWTO Global Gastronomy Startup Competition
The 3rd UNWTO Global Gastronomy Startup Competition was also hosted in Nara. Six entrepreneurs presented their solutions for sustainable tourism in line with Sustainable Development Goals. The six nominated companies included byFood.com from Japan, Local Food from Bulgaria, 24921OneArmenia from Armenia, Tenemos Filo from Colombia, Beyondnext from South Korea, and Soplaya from Italy.
ByFood Wins the 3rd UNWTO Global Gastronomy Startup Competition
ByFood.com was chosen as the winner of the 3rd UNWTO Global Gastronomy Startup Competition. ByFood COO Serkan Toso accepted the award:
“Thank you for giving us such a valuable award. Thank you to everyone involved in byFood, the whole team is grateful to be recognized.
After two and a half years of dealing with the global pandemic, Japan has finally started accepting tourists from overseas again. Japanese food and culture attract attention from all over the world, so we are doing our best to promote sustainable tourism to support efforts against over-tourism and rural revitalization.
ByFood will continue to contribute to rural revitalization and our social program, Food for Happiness, to share the joy of food with children all over the world”