The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) announced today that Grenada, along with sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique, has been named the world's first "Culinary Capital." Culinary Capitals is a WFTA-created regenerative tourism program that aims to shine a light on culinary cultures around the world as the tourism industry begins to recover after a long hiatus.
According to Kirl Grant-Hoschtialek, Acting CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), "The Culinary Capitals destination accreditation by the World Food Travel Association is a huge achievement for Grenada. We are known throughout the world as the Spice of the Caribbean, so it is only fitting that we are the first Caribbean island to receive this honor."
With Grenada's official recognition of its uniqueness, the GTA is now destined to market "foodie voyageurs" and continue to develop food tourism on the island and put Grenada onto the map for consumers who want to travel for a unique experience.
Erik Wolf, executive director of the World Food Travel Association (WFA), the leading global food and drink tourism authority, said "Every competition benefit is needed for smaller destinations like Grenada, and that is what Culinary Capitals offer. Savvy, food-love passengers are now eagerly waiting for destinations such as Grenada to be added to their bucket lists."