Food as a Component for Tourist Attraction: A Study of Patiala City, Punjab

Varinder Singh Rana, Dr. Piyush Sharma, Dr. Arun Singh Thakur


Tourism is travel for recreational exposure, leisure, or business purposes. Tourism does not only mean travelling to a particular destination but also includes all activities and experiences undertaken during the stay. It includes day visits and excursions, transportation and accommodation, eating and drinking. From an economic point of view, food is a physiological necessity that’s why we can easily argue that nearly 100% of tourists spend money for food where do they go for holiday or trip (Shenoy, 2005). According to Hjalager (2003), the new tourists seek food and beverage combinations and eating experiences that foster learning

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