Learning Experience


Gastronomic Tourism


Develop Food Tourism Strategies for Your Business

10 Week Instructor Led Online Course

What Will I Learn?

Gastronomic tourism, or food tourism, is the concept of travelling with a focus on food and/or beverage experiences particular to a region or culture. Fuelled by the social media obsession with exciting food and drink destinations and activities, this type of tourism is enabled by low-cost travel and offers unique opportunities to share experiences with people we know and the world at large. 
  This course explores the experiences of food and wine producers, festivals, restaurants, markets, seasonal celebrations, shopping and cooking, tastings and other food-and-wine related opportunities. High value is placed on the uniqueness and importance of these experiences, so we can identify opportunities that will prepare experience providers and food travel enthusiasts for business recovery, post-pandemic, and the future wave of gastronomic tourism.    

Learn at your own


50 Hours of Learning

4 - 5 hours per

week of learning

Live Learning Sessions

Every week with

your instructor


Network with

Industry Experts

Recognised Certification

Globally recognised certification

What Will I Learn?

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Personalise your study experience by interacting with your instructor and fellow participants with Premium.     

Participate in live discussions with the instructor each week.      

Interact and collaborate with fellow participants.      

Personalised feedback from your instructor

on all assignments.     

Receive a Certificate of Completion and Statement of Attainment.      

Access learning materials for 6 months.     



Independently learn and study the course learning materials. Start now and complete at your own pace.

Learn from pre-recorded learning material in your own time.    

Study at your own pace - any time, from any where.   

Self-reflection and check-your-knowledge quizzes.      

Receive a Certificate of Completion.

Access learning materials for 6 months.      

Course Structure

Gain expertise to anticipate future trends and market your gastronomic destination with a focus on environmental sustainability for the experience economy.     

Weekly topics include:

Introduction to Gastronomic Tourism

The Experience Economy

Trends & Influences

Gastronomic Tourists

Providers & Innovators in Food Tourism 

Destination Marketing & Development

Regulatory, Legislative & Policy Considerations

Impact on Environment, Culture & Society

The Digital Revolution & Gastronomic Tourism

Future Directions & Ethical Considerations

Individuals wanting to develop specialist knowledge of gastronomic tourism for a current position or meet future aspirations, food-and-wine curious non-professionals, or gastronomes will also benefit from this course.    

Meet Your Instructor

Lynelle Scott-Aitken

Participant Stories

Tatyana Zarechneva


The course in Gastronomy Tourism provided me with essential tools for analysing and designing gastronomic experiences that I lacked. Facing the task to create and implement a gastronomic tourism strategy for Pacific Russia Food, I am both challenged and inspired - this course gave me confidence my strategy will succeed. 

Juliet Hudson 


Lynelle was a knowledgeable, personable facilitator who led us a on wonderful learning journey. Insightful, relevant and current concepts and content were brought to life through engaging activities. The weekly sessions were a fun and interesting way to share ideas. An excellent course empowering me with tools and lots of ideas to integrate into my professional world.

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