What is it about?

The research links gastronomy tourism to life satisfaction. Drawing from the concepts and approaches of ‘experience economy’, ‘happiness economics’ and ‘quality of life’, the article develops and tests a comprehensive ‘gastro-tourism wellbeing’ model.

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Why is it important?

Findings show how gastronomy tourism activities satisfy consumers at different levels and contribute to consumer’s sense of wellbeing based on aspects of ‘doing-well’ and ‘feeling well’. Findings provide persuasive evidence to the question of why consumers are convinced to get out and enjoy eating, drinking and traveling experiences


It is not surprising to witness tremendous growth of gastronomy tourism motivated travels in the contemporary world, where consumers, businesses and destinations capitalize experiences that contributes to people’s pleasure, happiness and wellbeing. The article provides insights for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and consumers.

Dr. Muhammet Kesgin
Rochester Institute of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Gastro-tourism well-being: the interplays of salient and enduring determinants, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, June 2022, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/ijchm-09-2021-1132.
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