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Culin-Air Incentive Travel is specialised in international gastronomic heritage tours for Dutch food professionals and advanced food travellers. We create mind-blowing new memories by bringing you to the finest culinary heritage at exclusive gourmet hotspots.

From meet & greets with influential top chefs in local culinary heritage to intriguing street food and the finest BBQ hotspots. And from local fresh food markets to visiting global fine food brands and producers of local specialities. Always in perspective with the local cultures from where the worlds tastiest traditions arise.

Discovering the flavours of a culture

All over the world, culinary heritage is inextricably linked to the regional cultural heritage. That’s why we always -where possible and desirable- select premium discoveries that go beyond just serving regional food and traditional wine tastings. We connect the finest local flavours to arts and cultural traditions.

We Invite you to connect with the locals to cook, eat and drink with them. Sharing what thrives us all and dive deep into the colourful flavours and aroma’s to caress all our senses. To really understand the culinary heritage. Telling stories of local generations to bring home, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Focus on the five continents

Aiming at 2026, we focus on developing our food heritage program to all five continents, starting in Europe and The Middle East, followed by Asia, South America and Africa. In the USA we focus on specialised BBQ-tours in coöperation with BBQ52.

New tours now in development:

  • Israel: Inspirational Vegan (for food professionals and food travelers),
  • Italy, Food Valley: Food & Opera (exclusive private tours)
  • Spain, Barcelona: Catalunya Heritage (exclusive private tour)
  • Spain, Andalusië: Iberico Heritage (for food professionals and food travellers)
  • Iceland: Nordic Cuisine (for food travellers)
  • Turkey: Silk Road Culinary Heritage (for food professionals and food travellers)
  • Mexico – Switzerland – Singapore: Triple Chocolate Treasures (advanced tour for extreme foodies)

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“Nothing unexpected or extraordinary is likely to happen if you have
an itinerary in Paris filled with the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.”
Anthony Boudain

Inspirational tours for food professionals

Culin-Air Incentive Travel advises, organises and coordinates with a focus on Gastronomic Inspirational Tours of 3-4 days on average within Europe and 5-6 days intercontinental. Travelling in groups from 10-15 participants creates a double result: unparalleled insight in a regional culinary heritage and the tour becomes an effective networking event in it’s own.

These tours are specially designed for chefs, brand developers, (fine) food marketeers and food retail entrepreneurs and category managers to be introduced to regional culinary heritage, combining plant visits, f&b-tastings and meet and greets with influential food professionals of that region.

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Distinctive incentives on culinary heritage

Through our international network in food travelling and gastronomy, Culin-Air Incentive Travel offers tailor-made incentive tours, personally designed with a strong focus on culinary heritage.

Our incentive trips are of great value as a distinctive employee reward or can be used for high-quality relationship management. We design each incentive according to personal wishes. Once the design of the incentive is accomplished, we can provide and co-ordinate motivational communication prior to the trip, supervision of the trip itself and, of course, stimulating memories afterwards.

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Advanced food travellers & extreme foodies

Culin-Air Incentive Travel advises, designs and guides exclusive private gastronomic tours for 2-6 discovery travellers. Every detail in our tours is personally selected and tested. Our supreme gourmet tours are always tailor-made, based on the travellers preferences.

Although we aim in every single detail for ultimate quality, for us exclusivity is not automatically the same as luxury. Simply because an authentic encounter with the locals doesn’t always pair with the luxury of the Stars. But don’t worry, that shall be included, as long as it fits the focus on discovering culinary heritage. We believe that it’s this contrast that will create the best memories that will last a lifetime!

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Our experience

More than 25 years of experience in event organisation, marketing and group projects in the arts and culture, together with the deep knowledge of the international food sector, makes Culin-Air Incentive Travel knowledgeable.

We select inspiring destinations where local food and leading culinary hot spots can be experienced at their best. Always rich in contrasting experiences and therefor always tailor-made. With great taste and an eye for detail.

Local expertise

In our quest to spot the unexpected, we visit every locations and venue ourselves to select only those experiences that can meet our high standard of authenticity and exclusivity. To find these hidden gems, we have built an extensive network of regional and local expertise that truly understand our mission.

We select your personal local guides carefully, ensuring that a professional host is always available to assist you at all times. Your main task is to experience and enjoy every single impression of your journey.

Outbound co-operation with excelling specialists

Culin-Air Incentive Travel co-operates with specialists in the travel industry in order to guarantee only top products at all levels. This motivation is reflected in our vision that a perfect collaboration is more than the sum of its partners.

The partners we select must meet our uncompromising standard in hospitality, expertise and drive to excel to create joint entrepreneurship in exclusive collaboration.

Would you like to know more? Then don’t hesitate to contact us!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the turmoil in Ukraine, Culin-Air Incentive Travel is focusing on new and unique intercontinental tours from 2023 onwards. In the meantime we design with pleasure truly unique and exclusive tailor-made destinations within Europe.

Amazing Grace

Thai cook Supinya Jansuta, 72, better known as “Jay Fai,” wearing goggles, cooks with two flaming woks at her eatery in Bangkok, Thailand, which is one of 14 Bangkok restaurants to receive a Michelin star in 2018. Jay Fai is the only restaurant in the Bangkok guide listed under the “street food” classification to receive a Michelin star.

“This is an old classic hole-in-the-wall place which is famous for its famous crab omelet. When you cut that thing open, it’s literally bursting with the freshest crab in the whole city. Mindblowing, eating at Jay Fai generates memories that will last a lifetime. An unpolished gem in Thai culinary heritage.”

Exclusivity vs Luxury
Of course it’s wonderful to enjoy the luxury of a Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. But we are convinced that in a tour of contrasts a balance with true experiences of local culinary heritage goes beyond only flawless dishes and impeccable restaurant service. Top restaurants are commonplace for our clientele, but combined with the experience of true local gems in culinary heritage. Those are the stories you’ll keep on telling.

We create memories that last a life-time.