The role played by travel and tourism arrangements is instrumental to culinary tourism niche to come in public exposure. Travel agents come forward with all their resources, infrastructural facilities and important contacts to guide tourists pursue their dream of visiting a destination known for culinary specialties. Interested tourists prefer to sample food and wine typical to the region with a view to find out the cultural and traditional heritage of the region. These agents with their dedicated service and expertise turn these dreams into a wonderful reality, awarding the visitors with an amazing gastronomic experience, the memory of which is to be preserved forever.
Tour operators and travel agents show tourists a finite direction with the twin objective of providing excellent opportunities of experiencing special cuisine, wine and social vibes of an alien land in one hand and enjoying the scenic beauty of the local landscapes on the other.
Apart from the usual services of booking flights, arranging transport, organising travels and finding the best accommodations suiting your budget, they also work hard to locate the famous destinations known for its delicious food and wine. They also guide you in deciding on the best season in order to visit a culinary tourism destination. To illustrate the point, delicacies of jumbo prawns which may seem to be sent straight from the god’s kitchen are available in a particular season. Visiting the place in some other season may not be a wise choice.
As you step into the travel agency’s office who have specialized their skills in framing memorable culinary tourism packages, you will be startled to see what is waiting for you! The chief hotels and regions worth a visit for sampling food and wine are displayed focusing a lot on the presentation. Pictures of local food festivals and the harvest of fruits and vegetables from farmlands, succulent clams and other edible aquatic life caught off the waters of the local lakes, rivers and estuarine enclosures are their prime displays. Not to mention that these photos, brochures, texts and other forms of displays have a stimulating effect on the tourist looking for culinary tourism, and a positive response is likely to come from him.
The emphasis is always to present how the local cuisine has influenced the life and culture of the locals. Travel agencies are well informed of the festive and harvest seasons of a particular destination, and would do enough to make you be present amid the hub of activity centering the food and culture at the right location and at the right moment.
Bright, colorful and lively displays hanging from the walls of the travel agency’s office strike your mind raising your urge to explore the culinary varieties of the destination as soon as possible. Background information on the food health benefits, the region they grow are also provided highlighting their growing conditions in order to prove the worthiness of the destination. The entire itinerary is planned to perfection with enough tourist feedback and reviews, and the meticulously arranged fun trips will make you feel every moment of your culinary tour venture packed with sheer joy.
The travel agencies concentrate on excellent customer service ensuring that the tourist does not miss the opportunity of an exposure to the best eating place serving authentic regional cuisine, graded premium wine, culinary classes or short duration workshops to get an insight into the local tradition and culture.
With the trend of culinary tourism on the rise, the dependence on travel and tour agencies have mounted. There is a stiff competition within the industry. Travel agencies are pressed into a frantic race in order to offer their best. They are constantly looking into new creative areas of customer services including them into the package. Credentials and the trend in providing gratifying service are crucial factors that need a serious consideration prior to selecting the service of a travel agency.