Gastro-tourism: where the palate leads you

The passion for food and the delight in tasting and knowing the different flavors, smells and textures that foreign gastronomy offers, is gaining more and more strength within the reasons that drive travelers to undertake their trips to unknown destinations.

Let’s learn a little more about this new tourist trend: gastro tourism and the most attractive destinations to savor in 2023.

Gastro Tourism, as its name explains, is that type of tourism that is carried out to get to know and taste the gastronomy of a certain country. Thanks to streaming platforms and the contents of influencers or travel influencers, tourists are enthusiastic about doing this type of tourism where the main guide is food.

According to an article published by Civitatis magazine, these are the main destinations that lead the ranking of the 10 best gastronomic destinations in the world. Discover the main most attractive destinations and fall in love with its gastronomy.

Italy. It is not necessary to explain much the reasons why Italy continues to be the top destination that stands out for its gastronomy. Beyond being the epicenter of pasta and pizza, Italian gastronomy is very varied and its international recognition is also characterized by the essence of its aromas and the flavors of its ingredients.

In addition, the gastronomy of each region is very particular, Florence, Naples, Parma, Turin… they offer an exquisite menu of varieties to enjoy.

Spain. This is another of the countries that triumphs for its gastronomic specialties, Mediterranean food and the production and preparation of the ingredients and the mixture of flavors distinguishes this jewel country in gastronomy. The Basque Country and Catalonia lead the way in terms of gastronomic sophistication and excellence.

Peru. Peru is another destination that has not been left behind and has taken the lead in recent years. In 2014 it received the World Travel Award for the originality and diversity of its exquisite cuisine. Dishes like ceviche, lomo saltado and ají de gallina, conquer the hearts of the most daring.

Japan. Another gastronomy that has crossed borders is that of Japan. Ramen, udon noodles, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, delicious takoyaki octopus balls or gyozas, are just a small sample of everything that Japanese gastronomy offers.

Undoubtedly, gastronomy tourism is a strategy that is becoming increasingly important, according to an article in Gastroeconomy, at the 2019 World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, more than 260,000 tourists visited Spain for its gastronomy, 16.7%, who added a turnover of more than 15 million euros, with an increase of 65.6%, evidencing the enormous importance of gastronomic tourism.


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