Tourism and Gastronomy

Edited by Anne-Mette Hjalager, Greg Richards

© 2002 – Routledge

252 pages

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Paperback: 9780415510998
pub: 2011-12-13
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About the Book

In recent years, a growing emphasis has been placed on tourism experiences and attractions related to food. In many cases eating out while on holiday includes the 'consumption' of a local heritage, comparable to what is experienced when visiting historical sites and museums.

Despite this increasing attention, however, systematic research on the subject has been nearly absent. Tourism and Gastronomy addresses this by drawing together a group of international experts in order to develop a better understanding of the role, development and future of gastronomy and culinary heritage in tourism.

Students and researchers in the areas of tourism, heritage, hospitality, hotel management and catering will find this book an extremely valuable source of information.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Relationship between Tourism and Gastronomy

Part 2: Issues in Gastronomic Tourism Development

About the Editors

Greg Richards lectures in leisure studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is co-ordinator of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) and has led a number of EU projects in the fields of tourism education, cultural tourism, sustainable tourism, tourism employment, conference tourism and ICT in tourism. His main research interest is cultural tourism.

Anne-Mette Hjalager is an independent consultant and contract researcher based in the Science Park in Aarhus, Denmark. Over the past ten years she worked intensively with and for the tourism industry, and she has keenly pursued labour market and innovation issues. She also advises the Danish government and the EU in policy planning for tourism.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Tourism

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TRAVEL / General