Food Tourism

Topics: Tourism, Food, Cultural tourism Pages: 14 (4504 words) Published: March 13, 2011
FOOD TOURISM

By

PANG BO

International Hospitality management

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Tourism & Hospitality Management

University of Sunderland

Acknowledgement
Completing this essay was never my dream. While writing this essay, I face lots of teething situation. These obstacles faced make me understand the importance of cherishing my love's ones. Without them this essay would never be completed. Through this essay, I understand lots of values which was never taught before in my entire life. I would wish to give thanks to my boyfriend (Randy) for being the understanding one. He was the strongest motivator that pulled me through. During this while he had been sacrificing his sleeps and always being there for me when is needed. He provided me with idea and kept encouraging when I face tense situation. He was always the determine one that encourages me when I face my last breath. I really appreciate all his help and finally understand the love he always has for me. Secondly I would wish to give thanks to my lecture Mr Dave Teo for his guidance through the assignment all this while. Always being a cheerful and encouraging one. He provide us with the foundation therefore this assignment was complete today. Thirdly I would wish to give thanks to my parents who provide me with the financial support, allowing me to continue my lifelong learning journey. Lastly I would wish to give thanks to University of Sunderland for providing me with wonderful notes in completing the assignment. Without these people, I believe that the assignment would never be a meaningful one.

Table of Contents

Chapter Page
I. INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................4 II. REVIEW OF LITERATURE………………………………………………………5 Introduction...............................................................................................................5 Definitions of Food Tourism.....................................................................................5 Relationship between Food & Tourism.....................................................................7 Food as a Motivating Factor......................................................................................9 Food Tourism Economical Impact............................................................................11 Food Tourism Provide Job Creation.........................................................................12 III. METHODLOGY…………………………………………………………………..13 IV. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS..................................................................................20 V. CONCLUSION........................................................................................................23 VI. REFERENCES.........................................................................................................24 VII. APPENDIX..............................................................................................................26

Chapter 1
Introduction
In Australia and Canada, culinary tourism generated $1 billion annually and may generate $7.2 billion by 2010. In addition, more and more countries are starting to recognize the potential of culinary tourism. So what is food tourism? How it is linked to economy of society? Can food tourism be a nationality identity and become a main motivation for travelling? Contemporary studies of tourism see the tourist experience as either something essentially spurious and superficial, an extension of an alienated world, or as a serious search for authenticity, an effort to escape from an alienated world. It is argued that neither of these views is universally valid. A more discriminating distinction between five types of tourist experiences is proposed, based on the place and significance of tourist experience in the total world-view of tourists, their relationship to a perceived `centre' and the location of...
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