Motivated tourists: Gastronomy image and its implications for destination managers

Onat G.

Tourist Destination, vol.1, no.1, pp.33-39, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.5281/zenodo.10454540
  • Journal Name: Tourist Destination
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-39
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this theoretical paper is to provide the reader with a better understanding of the phenomenon by investigating the major relevance that gastronomy image has in the field of tourism destination management. The author makes use of the insights that can be obtained from the theory of motivation to provide direction for their subsequent investigation. Through its findings, the study sheds light on the numerous ways in which gastronomy influences the allure of locales, the degree of contentment that tourists have, and the entire experience that they have while they are on vacation. The purpose of this article is to investigate the ways in which gastronomy image have an impact on the choices that tourists make, as well as the activities that they engage in and the choices that they make. This paper draws conclusions based on previous research and conceptual frameworks that have been previously established.