Added 28 October, 2013
Food tourism is huge these days. Travelers are choosing destinations based on the restaurants there, making reservations far in advance, and centering their vacations around food. The trends surrounding food these days are related to being sustainable, organic, local and small-batch. Put the travel trend and food trend together and you get food foraging holidays, vacations in which travelers are invited to find their food themselves. The movement also includes a travel trend in which people are looking to get involved, and not just watch from afar. Passive tourism, like looking at monuments isn't going away, but more people are looking for deeper engagement with the land and with locals. With food foraging, visitors might be invited to a farm or vineyard, in which they can pick their own produce and learn more about it at the same time. Such gastronomic tourism moves beyond visiting farmers markets and taking cooking classes. As tour operators start to take notice, expect to see lots of food foraging opportunities popping up in destinations worldwide.