Eating out: a study of visitors’ value creating activities related to food and meals
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Restaurant experiences are an important part of a destination’s service offer and restaurants play an important role for visitors’ well-being. High quality of food is essential, but feeling welcome, meeting skillful employees and enjoying the atmosphere are likewise important. Visitors’ experiences related to eating out are multifaceted and could be related to many aspects such as traveling for leisure or in business, meals as social and cultural events and eating out as an urban experience.
This project aims to regard the customer as a person who actively integrates different opportunities in order to create value in a specific context, a customer-dominant-view.
The purpose of this project is to examine drivers of business travellers’ resource integrating activities during their stay at a destination with a special focus on eating out.
Methodological an ethnographical inspired field study approach will be applied, in dialogue with a multidisciplinary research group and representatives from the industry.
The results will illustrate customers’ value creation and resource integration processes related to eating out activities, and give a holistic understanding of visitors’ drivers, interactions and activities regarding eating out. The results will contribute to the development of companies as well as destinations with regard to eating out and meals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Customer value, restaurant experience, resource integration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112213OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-112213DiVA: diva2:876513
The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality and Research, October 1st‐3rd 2015, Reykjavik