Food Tourism as a Viable Market Segment: It's All How You Cook the Numbers!

  title={Food Tourism as a Viable Market Segment: It's All How You Cook the Numbers!},
  author={B. Mckercher and F. Okumus and Bendegul Okumus},
  journal={Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing},
  pages={137 - 148}
  • B. Mckercher, F. Okumus, Bendegul Okumus
  • Published 2008
  • Business
  • Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing
  • This study examines whether food is a special interest or mainstream tourism product. Much of the research on special interest tourism examines the activity in isolation of the broader suite of products available in the destination mix. Such a myopic approach may produce impressive looking numbers, but may not define viable market segments. Instead, based on their research findings, the authors argue that a more holistic approach is required to examine food tourism within the context of other… CONTINUE READING
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