IGCAT launched an open call for the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers Award 2023 to acknowledge websites that offer unique and creative cultural and gastronomic experiences.
Following a successful pilot edition in 2022 that assessed websites from the World and European Regions of Gastronomy, this year’s competition will accept submissions from across the globe.
Participating websites will be evaluated by an international jury of experts from IGCAT according to a series of criteria such as: usability and user experience, sustainability and creativity of the experiences offered, as well as their connection with the territory they promote.
The 10 best performing websites will be elected Top Websites for Foodie Travelers for 2023 and will be promoted on IGCAT’s website and social media. The winners will be announced in February 2023.
For more information and to download the open call 2023, please visit IGCAT’s website: Top Websites for Foodie Travelers.
About IGCAT’s Top Websites for Foodie Travelers
By publishing an annual list of Top Websites for Foodie Travelers IGCAT aims to: increase international visitors access to quality food and cultural experiences; give international visibility to niche food and culture experiences; and reward portals and apps that support micro-businesses and contribute to sustainable territorial development.
In doing so, IGCAT hopes to encourage the development of new and unique food experiences initiatives or start-ups, and provide inspiration to build innovative, creative and positive food experiences.
About the World Regions of Gastronomy
Candidate and awarded World/European Regions of Gastronomy, guided by IGCAT, are working together to strengthen food security through the celebration of distinctive food cultures; create employment by stimulating creativity and gastronomic innovation; nourish children and adults through culinary and cultural education; driving environmental sustainability in tourism, hospitality and agricultural sectors; supporting balance and sustainable tourism practices; highlighting and supporting expertise from within rural and urban communities, creating connections and sharing good practices; and contributing to community health and well-being.
IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance of protecting and promoting distinct regional food, culture, arts and natural assets as part of sustainable and balanced tourism and development strategies. This is essential to safeguarding our planet, health, wellness and local economies.
IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.
IGCAT founded the World/European Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the World/European Regions of Gastronomy Platforms. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award, the World Food Gift Challenge, the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers Award and the international Food Film Menu.