Articles tagged “food tourism”

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

We see food tourism as being more than just a buzzy trend. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in the potentially lucrative space.

1 week ago

Defining a New Era of Food Tourism: Latest Skift Research

Defining a New Era of Food Tourism: Latest Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Food tourism is one trend that we don’t see ever going away, but it will never stop evolving. Destinations and other stakeholders need to understand what it means today in order to reap the benefits food tourists can bring.

2 weeks ago

Vegans Find New Options as Part of Next Wave of Food Tourism

Vegans Find New Options as Part of Next Wave of Food Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tour operators only launch tours that they see demand for, and in Intrepid Travel's case, there's no question that vegan travelers appreciate the attention and effort to design food tours that are just as delicious as any other.

3 months ago

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Paul Biasco, Skift

Luxury travel advisors are experts at planning a five-star vacation for their clients, but agents are more frequently being asked to add a more local element to their plans. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into making sure these experiences go off without a hitch.

3 months ago

Special Parts Unknown Episode Reflects on Anthony Bourdain’s Impact on Food and Travel

Special Parts Unknown Episode Reflects on Anthony Bourdain’s Impact on Food and Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

We don't quite have the words to describe the overwhelming mark Bourdain left on the travel industry and world. But we will say that he helped change the conversation about what traveling should look like, what we should get out of it, and how we should feed ourselves along the way.

4 months ago

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Alex Schechter, Bloomberg

Anyone else have trouble telling the difference between midsize American cities? Seattle, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, whatever, let's go to Carbondale then, until its distillery inn makes it the next Aspen, then we'll push the same design elements onto some other town.

8 months ago

Intrepid Travel Uses Food Tourism to Gain a Better Understanding of Israel-Palestine Divide

Intrepid Travel Uses Food Tourism to Gain a Better Understanding of Israel-Palestine Divide

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Many Israelis' favorite dining outings bring them to Middle Eastern restaurants. Dining commonalities aren't going to accelerate a two-state solution, but they are one place to start.

1 year ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago