- Published: Friday, 31 January 2020 14:37
Over the last two decades, the role of food and gastronomy in tourism has taken on an increasingly important role. This makes inherent sense as through the act of eating a tourist literally consumes the local heritage he or she has travelled to enjoy. We spend more time eating, and thinking about eating, when we travel than we do almost any other activity, and we spend a significant amount of our budget on it too (globally, around 30% of tourism expenditure goes on food). Moreover, we’re far more likely while travelling to splurge out on expensive dinners we wouldn’t enjoy at home, or try exotic new foods we may not even find at home.