Gastronomy is about much more than food. It reflects the culture, heritage, traditions and sense of community of different peoples. It is a way of promoting understanding among different cultures, and of bringing people and traditions closer together. Gastronomy tourism is also emerging as an important protector of cultural heritage, and the sector helps create opportunities, including jobs, most notably in rural destinations.
Several destinations are getting ready to restart tourism.
As part of the UNWTO #TravelTomorrow campaign, chefs from around the world show us how to prepare local dishes at home. We are also proud that the UNWTO Ambassadors for Gastronomy Tourism have joined this initiative. Also, UNWTO Secretary-General shared a typical dish of his native Georgia.
All of these are dishes to enjoy while planning our next trip and getting ready to travel again once it is safe to do so.
A tour all about flavors and spices. From Algeria to Zambia, from Cote d’Ivoire to Uganda, the African continent presents irresistible recipes of local dishes. Across Africa, gastronomy tourism can be used to drive economic growth and create jobs, including in rural communities, and help protect and promote cultural heritage.African cuisine
Latin American and Caribbean combine refreshing bites with slow-cooked traditional dishes, offering a cuisine full of touches that never cease to surprise our taste buds. A major component of history, tradition and identity, gastronomy has also become a major motivation to visit this region.American cuisine
The largest continent in the world offers delicacies for all types of palates. Sweet, sour or spicy, a wide range of mouth-watering flavours is on the table. Gastronomy tourism has a unique ability to contribute to the growth of sustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific.Asian cuisine
From the best known Mediterranean dishes to the cuisine of Eastern Europe, the gastronomy of this region is blends together past and present, tradition and creativity. The diversity and cultural richness of European cuisine has become a leading element in attracting visitors, and gastronomy tourism is helping destinations diversify their sectors and promote rural development.European cuisine
Middle Eastern cuisine
From Egypt to Saudi Arabia, Middle Eastern cuisine represents tastes and textures of a mosaic heritage of identities. The union between gastronomy and tourism provides a platform to preserve tangible and intangible heritage, to empower communities and to enhance intercultural understanding.Middle Eastern cuisine