What Is The Importance Of Food Tourism?


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Rajesh Shri Profile
Rajesh Shri answered
The tourism industry flourishes in those regions of the world which offer visitors a unique and relaxing experience. Vacationers have now become very choosy when it comes to spending their hard earned money on a vacation. Most important of all, they have become experimental and open to new ideas and destinations. The recent concept of food tourism has enhanced the industry and enabled regions known for exquisite cuisine to become hot tourist destinations.

Food and wine are the essential components while on vacation. Sightseeing begins and ends with an indulgence in the local cuisine. In fact, many tourist hot spots are so only because of the local food and wine. The concept intends to allow the tourist to explore and connect across regions and cultures. Amazingly, it is observed that a great food and beverage experience not only boosts tourism, but also relocation. Europe, North America, regions of Australasia and the Far East thrive on food tourism. This concept has sidelined the importance of climate and distance in the tourism industry. There are a number of food festivals and carnivals being designed to lure tourists all year round. A lot of money is spent on promotions and organization by the governments of a number of European countries and eastern countries like Singapore and Malaysia, to promote the concept and make vacations meaningful. Places like Italy and Venice have special cookery classes organized for tourist groups, not only in the local cuisine, but also in wine making.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
People like to eat. Not just when they are hungry. So besides for being a physical necessity of life, eating is done for pleasure. Since the pleasure of eating is so important, tourism organizations have recognized that promoting a broad range of restaurants in their area, is beneficial in attracting tourists.

A prime example of the importance of food in tourism is the island of St. Marten / St. Martin which is considered the cuisine capital of the Caribbean. The Bureau of Tourism has even adapted the slogan "Bring Your Appetite for Life" which can be seen used in American Express ads. Of course the slogan refers to all of the wonderful treats awaiting you on this wonderful Caribbean Island, but it reminds the consumer that the gastronomical treats are there for them as well.

The economy of a region can not ignore the fact that people put there money where their mouth is, and need to see the food and beverage industry as a vital part of their tourism attraction.
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Eric Stewert answered

Do you know which country has the greatest food? Italy. Go there and you'll be really, really satisfied.

huma abid Profile
huma abid answered
Food plays a major role in the tourism strategy for South Australia, not just as a way to sustain visitors, but also as a tourism experience in itself. Tourism's primary role is to package experiences that already exist and market them to the different tourism markets visiting our state.

A tourism product, like a food trail or packaged tour, is often a package of individual experiences, which are created and maintained by businesses, whose primary function is not tourism. Tourism bodies can provide advice on what touring customers want and how to create a successful tourism experience, but they do not create the raw materials of the experience itself. They specialize in knowing one of the local food industry's markets, not the food businesses themselves.

Food businesses, on the other hand, primarily produce food and tourism is often a small but important part of their overall development strategy. Tourists are one of the many markets for their products and each business must decide for itself how important that particular market is and what to supply that market with, as individuals or in collaborative programs.

To create appropriate food tourism products, food businesses need to understand what this new market wants and how fulfilling those needs Will impact their other business activities.

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