There are many kinds of tourism certification. Some in the travel industry may be content to answer 10 multiple choice questions to become a “destination specialist”. Not only is that insufficient, but it is also misleading. As a Culinary Travel Professional (CCTP) certified by the World Food Travel Association means you can rest assured you are traveling with a trusted, verified expert in the culinary tourism industry. It is important for travelers to understand that there are many “fly by tour operators” or people that gather a group for a trip they put together by navigating on the internet but have no true knowledge of what a country has to offer. And Italy is a destination that requires true expertise so the authentic Dolce Vita can be experienced. I am so happy to have obtained this important certification!!!!