11 to 14 December 2023, Manchester, International Business School, UK

We cordially invite you to join the Taste of City: Tourism, Food and Place Conference 2023 [TFPC 2023] will be hosted by the International Business School, Manchester, UK, from 11 to 14 December 2023. The Conference will follow a hybrid format with in-person and online sessions. The TFPC 2023 is a peer-reviewed international event offering a venue for scholarly and professional exchanges and debates on current challenges, directions and solutions in tourism, hospitality, food marketing, place branding and marketing and cognate areas. Empirical studies, conceptual debates, case studies, business projects, opinions, viewpoints, research and grant proposals can be presented and discussed in TFPC. There will be parallel sessions, workshops, roundtable debates, and workshops.

Taste of City 2023 Conference will bring together researchers, academics, students, practitioners and policymakers to share views, expertise, experiences, scholarship and best practices in hospitality, tourism, food, event, transport, museums, and related sectors.


The TFPC invites colleagues from all disciplines and subdisciplines of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Gastronomy, Food Studies, Place and Destination marketing and management as well as other cognate areas in Business, Management, Economics and wider Social Sciences. We also encourage contributions in the fields of museum research, value of culture, art and urban space, digital transformation in tourism and hospitality.

Taste of City: Tourism, Food and Place Conference 2023 builds on the heritage of the Taste of City conference series, which were held consecutively in Belgrade (2016), Athens (2017), Antalya (2018) and Bari (2019).

Submissions and Decisions

Submissions: Please email your abstracts (max 500 words) to us via email to tasteconference@gmail.com


Deadline for submission of Abstracts6 October 2023

Selection decisions will be announced via email by 13 October 2023.

Conference dates: 11-14 December 2023

Submission of full papers: 22 January 2024 [Full papers must be up to 5,000 words]

Publication of Conference Proceedings: 8 April 2024

Peer-review process: All abstracts will be blind-peer-reviewed by the members of Conference Scientific and Organisation Committees, who are leading and experienced academics in cognate areas.


Participants must complete their registrations online here. If you need to pay by bank transfer, please email to tasteconference@gmail.com for bank details.

Registration fee for TFPC2023: £285 (for Full time employed professionals and academics) £195 (for students, post-docs, reduced income)

Taste of City, Tourism, Food and Place Conference 2023

11 – 14 December 2023 – Hosted by International Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom

Day One11 December 2023 Monday

  • 17:00 – 17:30: Registration
  • 17:30 – 19:00: Organisation Committee Meeting

Day Two12 December 2023 Tuesday

  • 13:30 – 14:00: Registration
Opening Session [In-Person and Online]
Welcoming speech: Prof Jonathan Liu, Dean, International Business School, Manchester, UK
SESSION I. Food and Place [In-Person and Online]
Chair: Ibrahim Sirkeci, International Business School, Manchester, UK
Oenogastronomic tourism and the city: an examination of experiential cultural authenticity    
Sotiroula Liasidou, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus    
Zanete Garanti, City Unity College, Nicosia, Cyprus    
Galina Berjozkina, City Unity College, Nicosia, Cyprus  
A Journey at the Peak of Taste: Türkiye Cheese Route    
Cesim Behremen, Bitlis Eren University, Türkiye    
Bulent Aydın, Batman University, Türkiye & International Business School, UK  
A Buggy Economy: The Market for Chapulines in Oaxaca, Mexico    
Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA  
The Effect of Ethnic Turkish Restaurant Image and Country Image on Visit Intention    
Bulent Aydın, Batman University, Türkiye & International Business School, UK    
Ibrahim Sirkeci, International Business School, Manchester, UK

16:00 – 16:30 BREAK

SESSION II. Food and Tourism [Online]
Chair: Nevin Karabıyık Yerden, Marmara University, Istanbul, Türkiye
Examining the Implications of Touristification on Local Restaurants: The Case of Edirne, Türkiye    
Onur Çakır, Kırklareli University, Türkiye    
Mustafa Kesici, Kırklareli University, Türkiye  
Icons of Mexicanidad: The Visions and Versions of Mexico Food Present in Columbus, Ohio    
Andrew Mitchel, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA  
Food Tours in the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv as a Pull Factor for Tourism    
Paulette Schuster, Reichman University, Tel Aviv, Israel  


Day Three13 December 2023 Wednesday

SESSION III. Food and Destinations [Online]
Chair: M. Onur Gülbahar, Batman University, Türkiye
The Role of Wishful Identification and Information Adoption in Creating Destination Visit Intention through Travel Vlogs
Emirhan Hüseyin Çınar, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Türkiye 
Onur Çakır, Kırklareli University, Türkiye  
How To Make an Urban Destination Attractive for Visitors: Evidence from Istanbul    
Erdal Arslan, Independent Researcher, Germany    
Martin B. Osei, Bournemouth University, UK  
Experiences on Local Food of Tourists Visiting Diyarbakir, Turkey    
Feridun Duman, Batman University, Türkiye    
Fırat Solmaz, Batman University, Türkiye    
Ülker Can, Batman University, Türkiye

BREAK – 14:30 – 14:45

SESSION IV. Teaching and Learning Food and Place [Online]
Chair: Bulent Aydın, Batman University, Türkiye & International Business School, UK
Bibliometric Analysis of Graduate Theses on Vegan Nutrition in Turkey    
Özlem Yoldaş, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye    
Emre Ozan Aksöz, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Vegan-Friendly Destinations: An Overall Evaluation    
Nur Kulakoğlu Dilek, Batman University, Türkiye    
S. Emre Dilek,Batman University, Türkiye    
Mustafa Doğan, Batman University, Türkiye  
Internship Experiences of Tourism Undergraduate Students: A Research on Oppression Practices    
Barıs Çıvak, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye  
Woking Chinese Cuisine to British Schools    
Chungwen Li, Ming-Ai Institute, London, UK