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


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