Turizam Volume 21, Issue 2-4
THE INFLUENCE OF THE LOCAL RESIDENTS ATTITUDES ON THE CONSUMPTION OF FOOD PRODUCTS IN THE FUNCTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF GASTRONOMIC TOURISM
Authors: Nikola Vuksanović, Dragan Tešanović, Milijanko Portić, Predrag Tošić
Abstract:The purpose of the study is to examine the influence of attitudes of the local residents on the consumption of food products. The survey included a sample of 332 respondents who visited 15 events that take place in the territory of Novi Sad. The findings of this study point to the importance of attitudes of the local residents as an important component of the development of gastronomic tourism. The study included examining the differences between the socio – demographic characteristics of the local residents in relation to consumption of food products. The differences were examined using the T-test for independent samples. The results show that there are differences between gender, age groups and levels of education, but not for monthly incomes in relation to consumption of food products. This study allows the economic and local sectors to better understand the importance of attitudes of the local residents and consumption of food products, as part of gastronomic tourism, and how to improve the acceptability among visitors.
Keywords: gastronomic tourisam, consumption of food products, local residents attitudes,
Article info: 102-110
Received: Jun 2017 | Accepted: Jun 2017