Would you go on holiday just for the food?

Survey shows almost half of Brits would

1y ago

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Despite being the home of the roast dinner, the full English, tea and scones, and the fabled fish and chips, a survey conducted by Travelzoo has found almost half of British holidaymakers go abroad just for the food.

People will conduct a thorough search for delicacies and eateries before they even consider booking a flight, and will choose their accommodation based on ease of access to the best food on offer.

Italian, Indian and Chinese food tops the list, but plenty of those surveyed said they would be willing to push the boat out and try something new, with Vietnamese and Scandinavian proving popular alternatives.

Speaking of pushing the boat out, 54% of respondents admitted to having tried something they would never normally consider, like fermented foods or insects.

And to really take in the culture, more than half will go out their way to dine out with the locals, rather than hunting for something more familiar.

Image: Travelzoo

Image: Travelzoo

We have all splurged a bit on holiday, right? Well, 20% of Brits will actively diet before setting off to allow for a little indulgence, while a quarter admit to eating more on holiday than they would at home.

The cost of all this? Well, it seems not to matter, with over half those asked saying they will happily burst their budget to try something new, with the average holidaymaker spending over £30 on food, each day of their trip.

Would you choose your holiday based on the local cuisine?

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Comments (30)

  • I 100% go to Greece for the food. And hospitality actually... And sunshine.

    Back to food - gyros, stifado and kleftiko makes it all worthwhile

      1 year ago
    • Never been, yet!

        1 year ago
    • Oh my gosh. I highly recommend Samos for still fairly less commercial. Santorini is glam. Kefalonia has some interesting sights. I'd still love to try Athens though

        1 year ago
  • The last holiday I took included a trip to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Lots and lots of wineries with upscale restaurants in the area. Probably the closest I'll ever come to the south of France.

      1 year ago
  • I'd love to go to India and Malaysia for the awesome street food and atmos

      1 year ago
  • On my last trip I worked out that it’s best to order what looks nice and wait until you’ve finished before finding out what you ate😁

      1 year ago
    • A dangerous game!

        1 year ago
    • Yeah but if you know what you’re ordering in Japan then chances are (unless you enjoy eating things that sound disgusting) that you’ll not order it and you’ll miss out on dishes that taste amazing

        1 year ago
  • The fun in traveling is to experience something you wouldn't experience normally or locally. That of course include food. The first time I went abroad, Hong Kong specifically, I preferred eating street foods and at local restaurants. Sadly, they don't speak much English so I had a bit of trouble communicating. Even when I travel domestically, I'd still choose to eat street foods and at local eateries.

      1 year ago
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