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Gastronomic tourism and the creative economy: A snapshot

Marco Martins, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Published online: 12 Dec 2016, JTHSM, 2(2), pp. 33-37.

URN: urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-67169-3, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.376346

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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.


Cultural tourism, gastronomic tourism, creative economy, gastronomy, creative experiences

JEL Classification: 

L83, M1, Z33

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