Promoting Gastronomic Tourism to Foster Local Development: The Stakehodelrs’ Perspective


  • Maria del Pilar Leal Londoño University of Barcelona



Gastronomic Tourism, Local Development, Stakeholder Perceptions, Tourist Strategies, Touristic Planning


The purpose of this study is to highlight the potential of gastronomic tourism as a mechanism for local development by examining stakeholders’ perceptions and the specific actions being carried out at a range of levels in Catalonia. The study reports the findings of a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) based on the responses gathered from semi-structured interviews.  The findings reveal the strategies and the roles played by public and private agents. The study provides useful insights for planners and decision makers interested in instigating gastronomic tourism actions not only at the local but also at the regional level.


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How to Cite

Leal Londoño, M. del P. (2015). Promoting Gastronomic Tourism to Foster Local Development: The Stakehodelrs’ Perspective. Almatourism - Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 6(11), 54-74.