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Hospitality and Tourism
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Issue: V4N2

Paper Type: DOUBLE BLIND REFFERED PAPER

Paper Title: Gastronomy Tourism as a tool to promote tourist destination

Authors: Mahesh Kumar

Abstract:
Food has always been a component of the tourist experience .In fact, it represents an important part of the average tourist budget, to know a region, a nation Food tell us about a culture and the society.Gastronomy informs us about the fine dining practices of that region. Policy makers, industry and researchers are payingattention to the significance of the food tourism as a tool to promote tourist destination which differentiate region and help in economic development of that region. Gastronomy tourism play a important role in enhancing tourist experience, regional identity and help in the growth of other area of that region.Food helps in the sustainable development of a tourist destination. Gastronomy has been an important attribute in development destination. Previous studies reveal that there is a positive connection between food and tourism. Gastronomy can be use as tourism product for presentation & offering of local cuisines to tourists. Gastronomy tourism, food tourism, taste tourism or culinary tourism can be distinctive tool to develop tourist destination.