So tourists 100% gastronomic
Defining the gastronomic tourist. When a place to head for gastronomy is one of the elements that tip the scales, both for and against. The gastronomic traveler is, so, an objective very to consider because this, Besides, It is more likely to spend money and enjoy cultural activities in the area. This statement is not made at random: a 76% Spanish has carried out a gastronomic journey reasons, accompanied by other reasons, at least once in the last two years.
This is reflected in the II Study of Gastronomic Tourism Demand consultancy Dinamiza and the Directorate General of Tourism of the Community of Madrid. In the same report other data to which attention is also specified: almost 29% of total travelers are purely gastronomic tourists. This means that your culinary tastes or curiosity to try new delicacies are the main reason for their trip and, so, condition reach the final choice in many cases.
Many establishments have already realized this and They have converted their offer to attract these curious and affluent travelers who love gastronomic tourism. The same study Demand Gastronomic Tourism consultant Dinamiza and the Directorate General of Tourism of the Community of Madrid has made a series of profiles of this client coveted possible. Through them, restaurateurs and hoteliers can get an idea of how to adapt their business, or make new experiences, to attract.
Defining the gastronomic tourist
On the one hand we have the Foodie, fans of the cuisine in all its facets. People for which gastronomy plays a key role destiny visiting conditioning. As well los Gourmet, travelers looking for unique dining experiences to live above all. This type of diner not only loves food, but is an expert in food and wine.
Then we have the Responsible, profiles one of the most committed to the tourist destination, as it sees essential to know the elaboration process products and concerned about the impact it may have on the territory to visit. Is, definitely, a philosophy that goes beyond pure gastronomy.
The fourth profile corresponds to Cocinilla, a traveler looking for new products and elaborations, who loves to cook and learn new techniques. The fifth, el Winelover, a wine enthusiast as the name suggests. They are travelers who like to know the origin of the best wines and approach producing areas.
Later, we find the Gourdmand, travelers who do not care to repeat destination if they offer different sensations and experiences. Enjoy eating and understand gastronomy as an element of leisure and enjoyment.
The last two arel Sibarita, a traveler carrying a refined lifestyle where gastronomy plays a key role as an element of distinction and seeking experiences, for real, exclusive. Y, Finally, Cosmopolita, a traveler who sees food as an essential element the cultural heritage of the destination to visit, mainly cities.