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Gastronomic tourism and the creative economy

Martins, Marco (2016): Gastronomic tourism and the creative economy. Published in: Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing , Vol. 2, No. 2 (12 December 2016): pp. 33-37.


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The objective of this study was to better understand the relationship between gastronomic tourism and the creative economy. In the last years, there has been a solidification of gastronomy as the main motive to carrying out a trip. Tourists are in the 21st century «hungry» of new and different experiences. Tourist experiences and its outcome in which regards to the fulfilment or not of expectations is extremely important. The creative economy plays today a crucial role since gastronomic tourists are looking after the origin of the gastronomic food, legends and stories about food.

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