ETHICAL/ Culinary Travel Update

Culinary travel is a growing force within the tourism industry. Studies show that travelers seek authenticity and sustainability, locally sourced food, and even an adventure. Meal sharing is another trend that cannot by omitted. 


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Culinary Travelers Look for Sustainability, Authenticity, and Wellness culinary

Culinary Travelers Look for Sustainability, Authenticity, and Wellness

James Morris

Culinary tourism is growing in popularity among all types of travelers. The fast growing sharing economy provide them with more options and opportunities to discover destinations that have never been on the foodie trail. Additionally, new technology is also an essential part of the current culinary travel trends.  The World Food Travel Association released its FoodTrekking Monitor report, predicting the trends for this year. Focus on local products, sustainability, and authenticity grow in stre...
Marketing Organizations Focus on Food Tourism culinary

Marketing Organizations Focus on Food Tourism

James Morris

Food and beverages are an essential part of human life and of one’s lifestyle in general. It is also one of the main aspects which, when added up, form what is perceived as a region or country’s local culture.  “Learning about, appreciating and/or consuming local foods and beverages” is what is considered food tourism, and while it may not be the focus of a lot of people’s travels, it is almost unavoidable to do it, especially when travelling abroad, to places where the majority of hotels and...
Peer-to-Peer Dining: A Trendy Way to Dine with Strangers and Make Money culinary

Peer-to-Peer Dining: A Trendy Way to Dine with Strangers and Make Money

Justin N. Froyd

When Zipcar started their car sharing service in 2000, the whole concept seemed remote to many people. Seeing an opportunity, the founders of Airbnb took this peer-to-peer approach in a way that no one else had anticipated. They took the idea of booking accommodation to a whole new level where clients would be allowed to book and rent a room or a house from a total stranger. Uber soon followed suit and the concept of sharing economy is now a massive trend. This peer-to-peer approach, made famou...
Culinary Programs – Get Ready for Adventure culinary

Culinary Programs – Get Ready for Adventure

Gary Diskin

For many years tourism has been about traveling to various destinations around the world that have a historic value or those that boast of attractions such as wildlife, beaches, beautiful landscapes, mountains, and so on. However, this is gradually changing and a new trend in tourism is emerging – culinary travel.  Restaurants and eateries around the world offer various local cuisines, which attract travelers from all over the world. Businesses in the food industry have taken advantage of thi...