Booking.com Reveals That Going Local is the Essential Ingredient for an Unforgettable Foodie Adventure

June 6, 2018 at 4:00 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Booking.com data from over 50,000 global travelers, reveals six in ten travelers (61%) pick a destination for great food or drink. There's no denying the significance of culinary travel, with more than a third (34%) of travelers, rising to 40% of millennials, planning to take a food trip in 2018.

Almost half (49%) of travelers hope to be more adventurous with the type of cuisine they eat, rising to 60% of millennials. One way to achieve this is to sample local delicacies whilst traveling. Almost two thirds (64%) of travelers will try to eat more local food in 2018.



    Top destinations for local food
             Ipoh, Malaysia
           Kaohsiung, TaiwanNagoya, Japan
         Johor Bahru, Malaysia
         João Pessoa, BrazilHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
             Colmar, France
               Lima, Peru
             Catania, Italy

More than half of travelers (54%) want to experience unique dining experiences when traveling and food trucks are the perfect way to do this.



    Top destinations for food trucks
             Portland, USASao Paulo, BrazilSeoul, South KoreaBangkok, ThailandIstanbul, Turkey

Read the full release here: https://globalnews.booking.com/going-local-is-the-essential-ingredient-for-an-unforgettable-foodie-adventure/

 

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