Food and tourism have always gone hand in hand, but never more so than in recent years where travel has become more affordable coupled with a greater appetite for new and exciting flavours.
This insightful infographic from Venngage, puts forward some interesting facts and figures that support that global appetite.
Turns out over three quarters of us consider gastronomy a driving force in our holiday decision where we're prepared to spend a third of our holiday budget on tracking down that memorable holiday food.
What's more, with so many food festivals worldwide, from Maine lobster festival near Boston to La Tomatina tomato fight in Spain, people are prepared to mobilise both their stomachs and their wallets for culinary tourism taking in specialist food festivals around the world.
Take a look and see if you can identify with the results:
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