FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 09, 2017
NEW YORK, NY — Today FoodieTrip, joined Food-X, #1 Global Food Innovation for its first cohort of 2017.
Founded in 2015, FoodieTrip is helping thousands of travelers avoid eating at tourist traps while abroad. With 81% of American travelers reporting that food and beverage account for the largest expenditure while traveling, FoodieTrip is seizing the opportunity and tapping into the $150 billion culinary tourism market by providing personalized, authentic gastronomical experiences led by local guides in over 75 international cities.
As the culinary travel market grows so does the frustration on behalf of travelers who lack a single consolidated and curated platform specifically catering to travelers who want to eat like locals. FoodieTrip’s marketplace saves these consumers hours of pre-trip planning and logistical nightmares by connecting them directly with in the know locals who design culinary experiences otherwise inaccessible to tourists.
With FoodieTrip’s proprietary marketplace platform travelers can easily search and securely book experiences ranging from brewing local beer in Brooklyn, to tasting Tapas like locals in Barcelona, or sipping sake in secret izakayas in Tokyo, within a matter of minutes.
"We started FoodieTrip because we believe that tasting the distinct foods and drinks of a destination with local food guides is essential to experiencing it," said Matan Magril, CEO and Co-Founder of FoodieTrip. “Joining Food-X and the SOSV family takes us step closer towards making our dream a reality.”
FoodieTrip will complete an intensive 14-week program where they will receive funding, workspace, daily coaching, and expert-led sessions from a deep mentor network, which includes Super Angel David Rose, Blue Hill’s Dan Barber, Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg, and Food + Tech Connect’s Danielle Gould.
FoodieTrip is a web-based marketplace that connects travelers and adventure seekers with local food guides for authentic gastronomic experiences all over the world. It is the first company to take fragmentation within the culinary tourism head on by consolidating and curating high quality experiences led by locals, for travelers worldwide. With hundreds of unique listings across over 75 international cities from New York City to Tokyo to Mexico City and growing, FoodieTrip is fast becoming essential for foodies, travelers and guides.
FoodieTrip is headquartered in New York City. With a team of passionate foodies and travelers from across the globe; USA, Israel, Australia, Ukraine and Russia FoodieTrip is a truly international company. To learn more visit foodietrip.com or follow on Facebook @trip.foodie, Instagram @foodie.trip, and Twitter @Foodie_Trip.
Recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in food - Food-X is on a mission to scale change throughout our food system. This first-of-its-kind food business accelerator empowers early-stage food companies through funding, opportunity, and a deep mentor network of food and business experts. Backed by venture capital fund SOSv, Food-X changes the landscape of food business, merging together the food movement, established food juggernauts, and new fresh-thinking partners to propel forward the food industry. To learn more visit food-x.com or join the movement on Twitter @foodXhealth, Facebook at @foodXhealth, and Instagram @foodxmovement.