Food tourism and eating trips: the best cities to food tour

Food tourism and eating trips: the best cities to food tour

Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Tokyo are the best cities for food tourism around the world. Regarding countries, the biggest number of destinations in a same country is in Spain and Italy with 3 destinations in top 25 each.

With 3 most popular gastronomic tourism destinations in the Top 25 Spain is confirmed, along with Italy, the ideal destination for travelers searching for food tours or food tourism. Strange not to find in these first 25 places destinations of Mexico or Peru, two countries whose gastronomy is well known around the world.

food tourismTravel in search of flavor is a growing trend: in fact, three-quarters of travelers (75%) say they would consider a destination for their next trip for its excellent gastronomic offer.

The joy of savoring and enjoying delicious new dishes can make a trip truly memorable. Booking.com, the world’s leading website offering travelers the widest selection of online booking accommodations, reveals the best destinations in the world for fine dining, based on travelers’ recommendations.

The food is not only a recurring topic in the more than 118 million customer reviews that travelers leave on Booking.com, but it becomes a real passion for many people.

According to the data analyzed, the flavors of Asian and South American cuisine occupy the highest places in the top 10 favorite destination for lovers of food tourism, ranking which also includes Greece, Australia, Italy and Spain. The first three places are Hong Kong (dim sum capital), Sao Paulo (the best city to taste Brazilian bbq) and Tokyo, a city where there are more restaurants with Michelin stars than in Paris and New York together.

Booking.com shows that when deciding the destination of their next trip, most people (75%) choose a destination known for its excellent cuisine.

Millennials are the category of travelers who prefer to combine the discovery of new flavors to the trip: in fact, in the age group between 18 and 34 years, 79% of the respondents is considering visiting a place known mainly for its culinary tradition.

Last year, almost 1 on 10 tourists (8%) traveled to taste gastronomic experiences, and 7% went on a trip driven by their passion for wine to wine tourism destinations. Millennials are most interested in living their passion for food when they travel: 1 in 10 respondents (10%) say they feel especially attracted to street food compared to 4% of respondents over 55 years of age.

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Top 25 best food tourism destinations according to Booking.com’s travellers reviews

  1. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Tokyo, Japan
  4. Athens, Greece
  5. Kuala Lumpur, Malasia
  6. Melbourne, Australia
  7. Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Granada, Spain
  9. Las Vegas, United States
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Singapore, Singapore
  12. Warsaw, Poland
  13. Oporto, Portugal
  14. Valencia, Spain
  15. Florence, Italy
  16. Milan, Italy
  17. Sydney, Australia
  18. Krakow, Poland
  19. Istanbul, Turkey
  20. Lisbon, Portugal
  21. Munich, Germany
  22. Copenhagen, Dinamarca
  23. Sevilla, Spain
  24. Brussels, BĂ©lgica
  25. Rome, Italy

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