Team Travel Source Joins Food Sport As Accommodations Partner

MMA Creative (MMA), producers of the World Food Championships (WFC) and the World Championship Chili Cook Off (WCCC), has made it even easier to plan your Food Sport travel in 2021. The food brand marketing and promotions company announced its partnership with Team Travel Source (TTS) as the Official Accommodations Partner for all of its upcoming events. TTS will be responsible for securing the best deals for the ever-growing Food Sport family, which is made up of competitors, families, judges, partners and fans. 

TTS, who is a well-respected name with sports tournament organizers, facilities, team managers and event planners, is looking forward to its debut into the world of Food Sport. Co-Founders Serena Andrews Higdon and April LaFramboise, along with their partner Josh Akright, have 60 years-combined of planning experience in a wide variety of sporting events and industries.

“We are beyond excited to be the new housing partner for the World Food Championships and the World Championship Chili Cook Off! At Team Travel Source, we focus on providing amazing customer service and exceeding the expectations of our partners, competitors, hotels, event attendees, and CVBs and Sports Commissions,” Andrews Higdon said. LaFramboise added, 

“We pride ourselves on having an energetic, ethical, hard-working and customer-focused staff whose main priority is to proactively and effectively communicate with everyone involved to make sure 100 percent of their housing needs are taken care of. We are honored and humbled to have been chosen as the new housing company for these food sport events, and we look forward to working with everyone associated with this wonderful industry!”

Food Sport competitors, families, judges and fans can look forward to having multiple options based on budget, proximity to venues and amenities through the TTS partnership. 

“The partnership with TTS is exactly what Food Sport needed to simplify the booking process for our competitors and their families,” said Mike McCloud, the President and CEO of MMA Creative. 

In addition to accommodations for live events, members of Food Sport Nation – Food Sport’s premier resource for all things competitive cooking – will now be able to receive special, year-long travel discounts on hotels, rental cars and even flights. 

Accommodation options for the upcoming WCCC are now available. Click here to book your stay in Myrtle Beach. In the coming months, accommodation options for WFC will be released similarly along with discounts for Food Sport Nation members.

About World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooks who compete for food, fame and fortune in 10 categories (Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood, Soup and Steak). In 2019, more than 450 culinary teams from 11 countries and 42 American states competed in WFC’s Main Event. In August, the 10 Category Champs faced-off in the $100,000 challenge that determined a new World Food Champion at The Final Table: Indianapolis.

About the International Chili Society 

Since 1967, the International Chili Society (ICS) has been bringing people together over one of America's greatest culinary creations, CHILI. ICS sanctions more than 125 events a year nationwide with one mission –  to continuously improve chili while raising money for charities and nonprofits. Every year, ICS holds a World Chili Championship Cookoff (WCCC) and crowns the World Champions. 

About Team Travel Source

Team Travel Source is an innovative sports-focused housing company that prides itself on exceeding customer expectations. Team Travel Source handles the housing component for hundreds of large and small youth sporting events across the United States each year. Team Travel Source was founded in 2012 by two former event producers, April LaFramboise and Serena Andrews Higdon. Due to its overall commitment to customer service, Team Travel Source has effectively doubled its business each year and has maintained 100 percent customer retention. Team Travel Source has two corporate offices, one in Louisville, Kentucky, and one in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please visit or contact Team Travel Source at

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