Tourism Dining Experiences in Tanzania: an International Tourists’ Perspective

Mbilinyi, Bahati D. (2019) Tourism Dining Experiences in Tanzania: an International Tourists’ Perspective. International Conference on the Future of Tourism (ICFT). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2507-7872

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Abstract Tempting and exciting a tourist is the main responsibility of any tourism establishment set out to provide some memorable tourism experiences. Tourism dining is increasingly acknowledged as one of the key tourist activity potential to unleash touristic travel experiences. The goal of this article is to explore the diversities by tourists in describing various experiences in the tourism dining context. The data was collected from 34 respondents by interviews in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and analysed using phenomenology - qualitative data analysis. Results indicate seven attributes used by tourists’ to evaluate their Total Dining Experiences (TDE) including adventurous (escape), lifetime experience (pleasure/fun), sampling more unique local flavours (novelty), memorability, part of culture (authenticity & social inclusion), varieties of new ingredients (learning) and satisfaction (goal achievement). Keywords: Dining experiences, experiential value, touristic/peak experiences, food tourism

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 10:42
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 10:42

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