The congress was held in 2016 by Balıkesir University Tourism Faculty, in 2017 by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Tourism Faculty as “Gastronomy Tourism Congress”. The third congress was held in 2018 as the “International Gastronomy Tourism Studies Congress” hosted by Kocaeli University School of Tourism and Hotel Management. The fourth congress will be hosted by Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University Tourism Faculty.