Culinary Tourism in Greece: Can the past define the future?
Vol. Volume 21, Number 3 September/2016
Theodore Metaxas & Dimitris Karagiannis
This paper examines the possibility that gastronomy, based on ancient Greek values, could be part of the answer for economic prosperity through the development of food tourism in a country with harsh economic environment such as Greece. We examine if local food, culture and tourism could become fields of new entrepreneurial and regional development when paired with knowledge, innovation and quality. The paper uses Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) from real examples of innovative entrepreneurship related to gastronomy that will be presented as case studies.
Culinary tourism, gastronomy, economic development, comparative analysis, Greece