UNWTO Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition 2024

Exciting Opportunity Alert! The UNWTO, in partnership with the Basque Culinary Center, is thrilled to announce the 4th Global Competition for Gastronomy Tourism Startups. This competition aims to identify challenges, catalyze innovations, and transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector for a brighter future. With tourism playing a crucial role in driving inclusive and sustainable economic growth, this competition aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by promoting social welfare and fostering positive impact.


The competition is open to startups focusing on three key areas: New Technologies, Local Impact, and Sustainability and Waste management in relation to Gastronomic Tourism. Participants will have the chance to receive mentoring, tailored support, investment opportunities, and even scholarship opportunities for the Tourism Online Academy. Additionally, finalists will get the opportunity to showcase their startup at the 8th UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Forum in San Sebastián, Spain, in October 2023. This competition offers a platform for startups to make a difference in the world of Gastronomy Tourism while contributing to sustainable development goals.


If you are a startup passionate about making a difference in Gastronomy Tourism, don’t miss this chance to participate in the UNWTO Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. The deadline for applications is June 6, 2024. Visit the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) website on to apply and embark on a journey towards innovation, impact, and success in the Gastronomy Tourism sector. Let your ideas shine and be part of a vibrant community dedicated to transforming the future of tourism through gastronomy!


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