IGCAT has announced the 1st edition of the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers Award to acknowledge websites that offer unique, creative, cultural and gastronomic experiences in the World and European Regions of Gastronomy.
The websites submitted will be evaluated by an international jury of experts from IGCAT who will assess them 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 region they promote.
The 10 best performing websites will be elected Top Websites for Foodie Travelers for 2022 and will be promoted on IGCAT’s website and social media.
The winners will be announced on 5 April 2022 at an award ceremony organised in Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022.
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.
About the European/World Regions of Gastronomy
Candidate and awarded European/World 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; drive environmental sustainability in tourism, hospitality and agricultural sectors; support balance and sustainable tourism practices; highlight and support expertise from within rural and urban communities, creating connections and sharing good practises; and contribute to community health and well-being.
IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to protect and promote distinct regional food, culture, arts and natural assets as part of sustainable and balanced tourism and development strategies. This is essential to safeguard 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 European and World Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the World and 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 Food Film Menu.