Every country has something special to offer in terms of its scenic beauty, exotic hills, beaches, old civilizations and culture and traditions. Consumers are now demanding something new to experience. There is a paradigm shift in consumer behaviour. Tourists are now travelling countryside to experience the tea culture and experience. They are no more going in for urban holidays but instead exploring these tea gardens.
The food tourism has also been called by gastronomy tourism or culinary tourism. Culinary traveller would look for a unique and different experience during trip as (Richards, 2002) stated. The traveller wants experienced different things than what they have before. Gastro tourism and other food related tourism has focused typically on cultural aspects of food such as how, when, why and where the food is prepared. The main motivation for people to travel are to experience and taste he food and drinks that can provide a lasting memory in their lifetimes the reasons people travel because they want to experience the food and drinks of other places and also know their culture.
Cuisine was no longer merely material value, it is the cultural factors, an array of rich culture. Learn about the cuisine of a country is the easiest way to understand more about the history and people of this country. So this essay is introduction to everyone about the beauty very characteristic of the country and people of Vietnam, the beauty of food culture in different types. In
Unlike the UNWTO (2004), however, who while still defining it as movement, an activity, it is also motivated by the intent of enjoying different cultures. This bears some resemblance to Silberberg’s definition that also mention motivation by interest. The newest definition of cultural tourism interestingly define it as a product, though still is motivated by intents of getting acquainted with new cultures (Csapó, 2012). Interestingly, in a way, this seemed to summarize cultural tourism as an end result of an action, which was the definition mentioned by previous authors. To conclude, while the definition itself vary and differ in such ways, by summarizing common ground which all above definitions seemed to adopt, cultural tourism is then the act of immersing or experiencing a new culture and its way of life in its own environment and lifestyle, for the purpose of understanding and/or enjoying that particular
Tourism is an industry which had started from long time ago. It can be traced back to Ancient Roman Empire time where people start moving out of their usual environment. As time passed, tourism industry had greatly expanded. Nowadays, many types of tourism had existed and the responds are overwhelming by the consumers. Different types of tourism had been created in order to find for the niche market.
To discuss, we should first revisit the definition of food tourism. Hall and Mitchell (2001: 308) defined food tourism as the ‘visitation to primary and secondary food producers, food festivals, restaurants and specific locations for which food tasting and/or experiencing the attributes of specialist food production region are the primary motivating factor for travel’. From the definition, it is not difficult to find that, in Hall and Mitchell’s point of view, the purpose of participating food tourism is to experience the ‘specialist’ food culture which means the local food culture. Apart from enjoying gastronomy, they supposed that the food tourism should include the participation of the local cuisine cooking classes, and visitation of the factories and the production regions (e.g. the vineyards and cheese factories), which the ‘local’ elements are greatly emphasised in order to serve the local interests.
However, everything always has 2 sides. Food tourism also brings the drawbacks, firstly is about environment problem. Since, food tourism has become more popular it might be effect to the environment people who are related have to concern about how to manage food and drinks waste. All citizen have to “reused, reduce and recycle” the waste to sustain the environment in that ares. Another drawbacks is culture differentiation, for the foreign tourists that have no the knowledge of Thai culture or local culture could be do the mistakes or misunderstanding.
The restaurant industry depends on majorly two types of cuisines in any country/locality. The first type is the local cuisine, which is the indigenous cuisine of the land. Secondly, the restaurants can be serving global cuisine, which is popular across the world. To categorize as per the size and ambience of the establishment, we would have the following categories: • Local Fast Food: These are the types of restaurants which serve the local speciality. In most cases, they are small establishments, running for long periods locally, serving easy to eat, fast to consume food items.
For example, you can eat American, Chinese, Italian, and many more just to get a feel for what other cultures are like. The culture of where the food comes from spreads across the world. When you go to a restaurant you want to be able to have options of what you can eat. In a big city, you won’t have to worry about going home starving because all you have to do is walk across the street, and then you walk into a restaurant. Another thing that attracts tourists to a restaurant is the atmosphere of the restaurant.