FoodieTrip wants you to eat like a local, no matter where you are in the world. The New York based start-up is the first peer-to-peer marketplace that connects travelers with local food guides all around the globe.
FoodieTrip is in 115 international cities, and tours range from speakeasy adventures in New York City and exploring the local dumpling scene in Xian. Matan Magril is the CEO of FoodieTrip, and he joins Cheddar to explain how his business is growing.
Magril was excited to start the company after falling in love with the local cuisine in Vietnam. He felt that every traveler should have the opportunity to eat like a local and explore unique and authentic cuisine when they travel.
With experiential travel on the rise, he may be onto something. Skift estimates that culinary tourism will hit $170 billion annually by 2020.