Our study reveals the impacts of various COVID-19-related restrictions on the culinary tourism industry by exploring how street food vendors deal with this unprecedented encounter. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews of 20 street food vendors and later analyzed using qualitative data analysis, focusing on the thematic analysis of coded interview transcripts, as a basis for generalization of our ﬁndings. This study unfolds the knock-on effects of the lock-down, social distancing, and movement restrictions imposed on the street food vendors and sheds light on how the culinary tourism industry can become more resilient and sustainable in facing a future or recurring pandemic. Understanding the dynamic impacts of the pandemic will offer insights for the culinary tourism industry and the government in the development of relevant policies to alleviate those impacts and protect the culinary tourism industry in the 'new normal' post-pandemic era.
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jan 2022|
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Funding: This research was funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education under the World Class Professor Program 2021, grant number 2637/E4/KK.04.05/2021.
Acknowledgments: The authors are grateful for the funding support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, which enabled the bilateral research collaboration between the Faculty of Economics and Business Education at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) and the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University.
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- Business resilience
- Culinary tourism
- Dynamic capabilities
- Entrepreneurial learning
- Street food
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law