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The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism

by Saurabh Kumar (North Eastern Hill University, India) Dixit

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism Synopsis

The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism explores the rapid transformations that have affected the interrelated areas of gastronomy, tourism and society, shaping new forms of destination branding, visitor satisfaction, and induced purchase decisions. This edited text critically examines current debates, critical reflections of contemporary ideas, controversies and queries relating to the fast-growing niche market of gastronomic tourism. This comprehensive book is structured into six parts. Part I offers an introductory understanding of gastronomic tourism; Part II deals with the issues relating to gastronomic tourist behavior; Part III raises important issues of sustainability in gastronomic tourism; Part IV reveals how digital developments have influenced the changing expressions of gastronomic tourism; Part V highlights the contemporary forms of gastronomic tourism; and Part VI elaborates other emerging paradigms of gastronomic tourism. Combining the knowledge and expertise of over a hundred scholars from thirty-one countries around the world, the book aims to foster synergetic interaction between academia and industry. Its wealth of case studies and examples make it an essential resource for students, researchers and industry practitioners of hospitality, tourism, gastronomy, management, marketing, consumer behavior, business and cultural studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism Press Reviews

This impressive collection brings together many of the leading researchers in gastronomy and tourism to provide a varied and interesting state of the art review. It should provide a rich reference source for researchers and students in the field. Greg Richards, Professor of Placemaking and Events, Breda University, the Netherlands This handbook will provide readers with an extensive overview of issues pertaining to gastronomic tourism, from its key sectors to its behavioural, sustainable, digital and theoretical facets. It should be a reference for any researcher working in gastronomic tourism and a key support for lecturers and students alike. It provides a clear, innovative, modern and analytical presentation of this sector that no other book has done before. Dr Isabelle Frochot, Savoie Mont Blanc University, France Gastronomic tourism is now becoming important for travelers' overall travel experience. This volume is a much awaited effort to offer specialised understanding to this arena. The handbook brings together the most recent international knowledge about Gastronomic Tourism. The selection of chapters and addition of global cases and theories give it an international outlook. I welcome this important handbook and recommend it as essential reading for practitioners and students alike. Professor Jon Sundbo, Roskilde University, Denmark

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138551558
Publication date: 14th February 2019
Author: Saurabh Kumar (North Eastern Hill University, India) Dixit
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 590 pages
Categories: Tourism industry, Hospitality industry, Hotel & catering trades, Events management industries, Cultural studies,

About Saurabh Kumar (North Eastern Hill University, India) Dixit

Saurabh Kumar Dixit is an Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya) India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, a Master's degree in Tourism Management and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Hotel Management. His research interests include Consumer Behavior, Gastronomic Tourism, Service Marketing, Experience Management and Marketing in hospitality and tourism contexts. He has worked for more than 18 years in a number of Indian universities/educational institutes and has successfully completed different research projects relating to hospitality and tourism management. He has ten books ...

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