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dc.contributor.advisorBerno, Tracy
dc.contributor.authorIdicula Thomas, Bonnie
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-17T21:25:54Z
dc.date.available2016-10-17T21:25:54Z
dc.date.copyright2016
dc.date.created2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10090
dc.description.abstractThe notion of street food and mobile food vendors is not a new one. However, in recent years there has been an increasing international trend for food trucks situated in, either static locations or moving from location to location. Another recent trend is that of tourists focusing their activities on what has become known as food tourism ? making culinary experiences a central part of their visit to a destination. With a history of good food and wine, which complements the landscape, New Zealand has a positive appeal for these food tourists. In Auckland, food trucks have evolved from the traditional pie cart. This raises the question as to whether they could become a tourist attraction, offering food that showcases the multi-cultural gastronomic identity of the city and the country as a whole. To investigate this potential, 19 interviews were undertaken with relevant stakeholders including the tourist organisation Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), food tour operators and food truck operators. The interviews with tourist authorities and tour operators suggested that the sector is not seen as an overall part of the food tourism industry. This is in contrast to the views of the food truck operators themselves who believe they are able to offer a strong tourist and cultural attraction. They are however hampered by tight regulations and inflexibility on the part of the Auckland Council. The dissertation concludes with a discussion of recommendations for future research and action.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectFood tourismen_NZ
dc.subjectCulinary tourismen_NZ
dc.subjectGastronomyen_NZ
dc.subjectFood trucksen_NZ
dc.subjectStreet fooden_NZ
dc.subjectHawker fooden_NZ
dc.subjectQualitative methodologyen_NZ
dc.subjectInterviewsen_NZ
dc.subjectAucklanden_NZ
dc.subjectATEEDen_NZ
dc.subjectFood tour operatorsen_NZ
dc.titleExploring the Potential for Food Trucks As a Culinary Tourism Attraction in Auckland: Through the Eyes of Operators and Tourism Professionalsen_NZ
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of International Tourism Managementen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2016-10-17T01:15:39Z


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