Booking.com recently revealed that over 12,000 global travellers ranked Melbourne and Sydney as the best global foodie hotspots. So what local cities Aussies rate as top destinations to indulge?
Booking.com analysts looked at destinations that had the most endorsements for ‘food’ by Booking.com travellers from Australia, which needed to have over 300 endorsements or more for ‘food’ to be considered.
Here are their results:
Top 5 cities in Australia endorsed for food
Booking.com reveals that when choosing their next travel destination, the majority (75%) of global travellers would likely travel somewhere known for its great food and drink. Millennials are the most keen to combine travel and food, with 79% of travellers between the ages of 18 and 34 considering travelling somewhere that’s specifically known for its gastronomic delights.
Almost one in 10 (8%) people have travelled in the last year to fulfil their hobby of fine dining and 7% for their passion for wine. Millennials are most keen on seeking out food passions while travelling, with one in 10 (10%) combining their love of street food with travelling, compared to only 4% of those travellers aged over 55.
Pepijn Rijvers, chief marketing officer at Booking.com comments:
Culinary travel is an ever-growing trend, with travellers planning trips centred on taste-inspired exploration and seeking to fully immerse themselves in the local culture, of which food plays a huge part. Not only are people looking for luxury gastronomic experiences, but also sampling local and street food.
By using real traveller reviews, of which there are over 118 million on Booking.com and growing each day, we’re able to help travellers to discover the best places to explore as recommended by fellow travellers from the best neighbourhoods and dishes to try to discovering hidden gems beyond the mainstream culinary destinations.