Articles tagged “food tourism”

Chefs+Tech: Will Travel for Food

Chefs+Tech: Will Travel for Food

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Tourists plan entire vacations around food. It's up to restaurants and food tourism companies to leverage this trend for their best interests.

2 weeks ago

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Museums can be powerful drivers of tourism and the newest Smithsonian, which quickly became a black American mecca, sets the bar high. Case in point -- how many museums have a line to get into the gift shop?

1 month ago

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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalan Tourist Board + Skift

When destinations go viral, tensions between locals and visitors can run high. Promoting local food systems can up the ante for residents by maximizing the economic impact of tourism dollars. Building a deeper narrative around local food and culture can also create more fulfilling experiences for the right kind of tourist.

2 months ago

Chinese Travelers Prioritize Food More Than Shopping When Choosing Destinations

Chinese Travelers Prioritize Food More Than Shopping When Choosing Destinations

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The way to Chinese travelers' wallets may be via their stomachs. Availability of food amenable to the Chinese palate is a top concern for Chinese business and leisure travelers, and catering to needs such as hot, potable water can make a difference in their choices of airlines and hotels.

3 months ago

Food Trucks Struggle to Attract Customers Through the Winter

Food Trucks Struggle to Attract Customers Through the Winter

Steve Hendrix, Associated Press

Food trucks are a big draw for many tourists, but those tourists often picture themselves in shorts and a t-shirt, browsing their options in warm sunny weather. Many people won't brave the snow even for their all-time favorite food truck. The worst part for business owners is that when foot traffic is slow, they have plenty of time for repairs and innovations, but no budget.

4 months ago

10 Food Trends for 2017 That Travelers Already Love

10 Food Trends for 2017 That Travelers Already Love

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

We're not usually fans of New Years trends predictions but this list actually gives examples of how some food tourism trends have already played out and becoming popular with travelers. Most of them just make sense, too.

4 months ago

A Closer Look at the $106 Million Italian Food Theme Park That Is Eataly World

A Closer Look at the $106 Million Italian Food Theme Park That Is Eataly World

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

There's no denying that food tourism is one of the biggest reasons why millions of us travel, but can Eataly World succeed in becoming the Italian food-farm-hotel-theme-park mecca that it aims to be?

5 months ago

The New Native American Tourism Push

The New Native American Tourism Push

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Casinos are no longer the main face of tourism for Native American territories. More than ever, Native American travel professionals are marketing meetings, events and cuisine that could burst onto the hip food scene at any moment.

7 months ago

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What Travelers Really Want From Hotel Culinary Experiences

What Travelers Really Want From Hotel Culinary Experiences

Shangri-La + Skift

Hotel loyalty programs must evolve to accommodate the changing expectations of a global travel market and consumers’ desire for experiences.

8 months ago

Craft Brewery Hotel to Tap Into Local, Experiential Trends

Craft Brewery Hotel to Tap Into Local, Experiential Trends

Deanna Ting, Skift

This was inevitable. As lifestyle hotels dive deeper into specific preferences and tastes, it’s no wonder that one of the biggest craft brewers in the U.S. has decided to capitalize on the incredible rise of craft beer tourism licensing its name for a new hotel, complete with a beer garden, of course.

8 months ago

There’s More to Burgundy Than Just Great Wine

There’s More to Burgundy Than Just Great Wine

Chris Rovzar, Bloomberg

As is usually the case, some of the best culinary destinations also offer much more than just good food and wine. Burgundy's recent rough wine harvest makes this a perfect time to explore the region's other charms, and to help out struggling winemakers when they could use a tourism boost the most.

9 months ago

Today’s Best Food Tourism Videos Highlight People and Place More Than the Food

Today’s Best Food Tourism Videos Highlight People and Place More Than the Food

Greg Oates, Skift

These culinary-themed destination promotion videos deliver a high level of artistry, a subtly poetic narrative, and/or a conscious storytelling arc that showcase the people behind the culinary experience.

9 months ago