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Food Tourism: Eating Will Always Be the Best Part About Traveling

Food Tourism: Eating Will Always Be the Best Part About Traveling

We all love traveling. There’s sight-seeing, experiencing different cultures, and let’s not forget about the endless amounts of Instagram posts. But the best part of all is the food.

Food tourism is the act of traveling for a taste of a place in order to get a sense of place. So, gourmands and fans of Italy, take note: an immersive gastronomic event is taking place on a private island retreat nestled on Isola delle Rose, Italy. The festival will bring together an incredible roster of chefs, wine experts and other culinary talent including James Beard Award winner, Michelin-starred restaurateur, and Chef of JW Marriott Venice’s Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia, Fabio Trabocchi, Giada De Laurentiis, Angela Hartnett, Jonathan Waxman and F&W Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle.

During a nationwide media tour in conjunction with Your Update TV, internationally renowned chef, Fabio Trabocchi, and Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader of JW Marriott discussed ‘Gather by JW’, JW Marriott’s second annual culinary festival in Venice, taking place this fall in collaboration with FOOD & WINE.

Gaskins and Trabocchi provided details to viewers and listeners on: 

  • Why food tourism has become such a trend for people really looking to experience the location they are visiting?
  • What makes JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and the city of Venice the ideal location for the Gather by JW festival
  • What cooking demos will be happening throughout the festival and what some of the highlights will be for those who will be attending

Members of Marriott Bonvoy, the company’s recently renamed loyalty program, replacing Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, have the opportunity to bid loyalty points for a number of exclusive, VIP Gather by JW Marriott Venice Moments including preview experiences taking place in New York and London.

Tickets and Festival accommodation packages to Gather by JW are available online and can be purchased by visiting

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