Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Culinary Tourism Writers & Photographers Wanted

Foodtrekker, a new online resource for culinary tourism worldwide, is looking for correspondent writers and photographers, specifically local experts ready to lead readers into a culture through its cuisine. Where do the locals go? They're not only looking for profiles of the most noteworthy restaurants and bars, they're eager to feature culinary tours and attractions, breweries and wineries, specialty food shops, cooking schools, farmers markets and more. They're also looking for photos both to accompany stories and to stand alone.

Check out the beta version at www.foodtrekker.com, and see Louisiana and Oregon as an example for what the pages will look like.

Foodtrekker is a perfect place for culinary and travel enthusiasts to share their stories. We offer writers a venue to build their voices and resumes. While our correspondents are unpaid, each article includes a byline and is linked to the writer's Foodtrekker profile, which is a helpful networking tool. In short, writing for Foodtrekker is a great way to gain exposure in the elite fields of travel and culinary journalism. And since we're just now in the beta version, writers who get on board now have a chance to become the faces of their destinations!

If you are interested in contributing to Foodtrekker, please follow this link to submit a request for more information: http://www.culinarytourism.org/contact . Select "Foodtrekker Local Correspondent Inquiry" in the subject line.

Niki Coate