Emerging Research Themes of Food Tourism in Asia: A Cognitive Mapping Perspective

  • Ian YeomanEmail author
  • Sangkyun Kim
  • Eerang Park
Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)


Using the process of cognitive mapping, this chapter layers, links and reflects upon the contributions of the preceding chapters to develop an aggregate cognitive of the emerging themes of food tourism research in Asia. This analysis represents the number of viewpoints of research narratives. First, changes in society is a symbol of the progress characterised by wealth creation, urban development, new social structures, cultural embodiment, mobility, education attainment and technology advancement. Second, film-induced food tourism is portrayed heavily in social media and film productions, as an embodiment and gaze of the destination culture and images with street food at heart. As society advances, food in Asia is caught up in modernity presented in the theme of regulation. History and culture dominates many of the narratives in this book. This chapter finally discovers the emerging theme of food tourism research in Asia that is engagement with tourism experience.


Change Media Street food Regulation History Culture Engagement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Edith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia

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