Learning outcome expresses the level of competence Sufficient 1. Student – is aware of Food Tourism, both on local and global level. – can see the link between the current tourism trends an experience products related to food. – is aware of the meaning of terroir and authenticity in food tourism. – knows about the factors to be taken into account when planning a food tourism product.
Content: Defining Food Tourism Trends in tourism and food tourist’s motivators Experience products in tourism Special features of food tourism products: terroir and authenticity Locality and globality in food tourism Business and regional development in food tourism Experience product design in food tourism
No traditional exams. Grading 1-5 will be based on the student’s input on the gradually progressing assignments during the course and the final assignment. Assessment methods are based on learning objectives. If the student does not meet the minimum criteria set for the course, the grade is 0 (Fail).
Fully online course. Learning through theory and case studies. Concept design. Online lectures and discussions, interactive webinars. Course assignments help the student to progress gradually towards the final assignment on experiential food tourism product/service/concept. Peer feedback and evaluation on many assignments. Reflection.
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Ellis, A., Park, E., Kim, S. & Yeoman, I. 2018. What is food tourism? Tourism Management, 68(2018), 250-263. Available online 4 April 2018 Elsevier.
Hall, C. M. and Sharples, L. 2003. The consumption of experiences or the experience of consumption? An introduction to the tourism of taste. Chapter 1, p. 1-10. & Scarpato, R. and Daniele, R. 2003. New Global Cuisine: tourism, authenticity and sense of place in postmodern gastronomy. Chapter 17, p. 296-313. In Hall, C. M., Sharples, L., Mitchell, R., Macionis, N. & Cambourne, B. (Eds.) 2003. Food Tourism Around the World. Development, Management and Markets. Oxford: Butterworth-Heineman.
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Havas, Kristiina & Jaakonaho, Kristiina (Eds.). 2015. Hungry for Finland . HAAGA-HELIA ammattikorkeakoulu. Accessed on 20 April 2020. Retrieved from http://www.e-julkaisu.fi/haaga-helia/hungry_for_finland/#pid=1
Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism. 2019. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center (BCC) on food tourism in relation to business/economy and regional/local development. Retrieved on 14 April 2020 from https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284420957