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Gastronomic tourism and the creative economy

Marco Martins

The objective of this study was to better understand the relationship between gastronomic tourism and the creative economy. In the last years, there has been a solidification of gastronomy as the main motive to carrying out a trip. Tourists are in the 21st century «hungry» of new and different experiences. Tourist experiences and its outcome in which regards to the fulfilment or not of expectations is extremely important. The creative economy plays today a crucial role since gastronomic tourists are looking after the origin of the gastronomic food, legends and stories about food.

SUBMITTED: JUN 2016. REVISION SUBMITTED: AUG 2016. ACCEPTED: NOV 2016. REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 12 DECEMBER 2016.
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