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How would you like your smalahove served?

McEntee, Mairead, McMahon-Beattie, Una, Wells, Laura and Yeoman, Ian (2017) How would you like your smalahove served? In: CAUTHE, Time for Big Ideas; Rethinking the field for tomorrow, New Zealand. Dunedin: University of Otago. University of Otago. 971 pp. [Conference contribution]

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It is widely accepted that food is a core component of the tourist experience (Abel Duarte, 2011; Beer, 2008; Cohen and Avieli, 2004; du Rand et al., 2003; Magnini et al. 2011; Molz, 2007; Tikkanen, 2007 Mkono, 2011) and that contemporary travellers search for unique food experiences (Bjork & Kauppinen-Raisanen, 2016). Whilst, all travellers need to eat (Henderson, 2009), motivation for travel has an impact upon dietary choices. Reflective of this Sung (2004) identified that adventure travellers have specific needs and wants. Therefore, this paper explores whether the typology of the adventure tourist means that they are more likely to consume those local foods that are considered ‘exotic’, ‘scary’ or even ‘disgusting’. As such the paper will examine the linkage between adventure tourism, conspicuous consumption, competitive consumption and social capital and will consider if and how the adventure tourist chooses to seek ‘food thrills’.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:scary food; food tourism; adventure tourist; conspicuous consumption; social capital
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:37435
Deposited By: Professor Una McMahon-Beattie
Deposited On:10 May 2017 13:16
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:28

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