Articles tagged “food tourism”

Chefs as Destination Ambassadors Appeal to Travelers’ Foodie Obsessions

Chefs as Destination Ambassadors Appeal to Travelers’ Foodie Obsessions

Dan Peltier, Skift

They say one of the best ways to get to know a place is through its food, and chefs have plenty of stories to tell that can resonate with travelers. There will be plenty of more such marketing campaigns served up in 2018.

2 weeks ago

Louisiana Food Tourism Backers to Promote Cajun Cooking in New York

Louisiana Food Tourism Backers to Promote Cajun Cooking in New York

Associated Press

From one foodie destination to another, Louisiana tourism marketers are visiting New York to promote gumbo, jambalaya, and dirty rice, and the restaurants in places like New Orleans and Lafayette where visitors can imbibe. They should get a warm welcome in New York, whose citizens will travel long distances for hot eateries and correspondingly sizzling spices.

3 months ago

Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Ricardo Zuniga, Associated Press

This isn't an entirely home-grown enterprise. Russia still must import its hops from the United States or Germany, and its grains from Europe. But, it's a start. It's good to see Russia branching out from mass-produced lagers.

5 months ago

Japan’s Kit Kat Tourism Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

Japan’s Kit Kat Tourism Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

Naomi Schanen, Bloomberg

We've purchased and eaten more than our fair share of Japanese Kit Kats over the years, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon — they're that good.

6 months ago

Israel Looks to Food Tourism to Attract a Different Kind of Visitor

Israel Looks to Food Tourism to Attract a Different Kind of Visitor

Dan Peltier, Skift

Israel doesn’t really have a problem bringing in visitors. But bringing visitors who are not driven by religious beliefs is a challenge. Diversifying the country through food could help convince some travelers that a trip here is worth it.

6 months ago

Cayman Islands Tests U.S. Meal-Kit Service to Boost Its Food Tourism Marketing

Cayman Islands Tests U.S. Meal-Kit Service to Boost Its Food Tourism Marketing

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Cayman Islands feels its new meal-kit campaign is new and exciting, and in many ways it is. It's refreshing to see a tourism board take a novel approach to reaching consumers and there will be a lot to learn in how consumers will respond.

7 months ago

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good food, day or night, is always a welcome draw whether you're a visitor or a local and we can definitely get behind this new wave of Asia-inspired night markets.

9 months ago

Video: Noma and VizEat COOs Explain the Changing Dynamic of Food Tourism

Video: Noma and VizEat COOs Explain the Changing Dynamic of Food Tourism

Kristen Hawley, Skift

Tourists plan entire trips around food with increasing frequency. This has changed the idea of a restaurant as travelers seek immersive dining experiences outside of the traditional seated dinner.

9 months ago

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.

10 months 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?

10 months 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.

11 months ago

Opinion: Open Your Travel Horizons With Banned Country Dinners

Opinion: Open Your Travel Horizons With Banned Country Dinners

Colin Nagy, Skift

I can't think of a more delicious way to take a stand.

12 months ago