The purpose of this study is to find out the availability of the local dishes of the city of Batman in the menus of the accommodation establishments. Therefore, at first, the local dishes of this city were compiled via document analysis technique. As a result of this compilation, for the study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with the managers or head chefs of 13 accommodation establishments located in Batman. As a result of these interviews, it was revealed that none of the accommodation establishments include local dishes in their menus. Furthermore, other results presented that the visitors have a demand towards local dishes and that they prefer local dishes when it is offered as an alternative. Within the context of local dishes, it was exhibited that the local tandoor bread was served to the visitors only in three hotels operating in a bed and breakfast system and this bread has been in demand.
hotels, menu, local dishes, Batman
Dilek Ginigen: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-7328-4468
Bülent Aydın: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-5449-4611
Caner Güçlü: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-3977-3815
Ginigen, D., Aydın, B., & Güçlü, C. (2022). Local food availability in menus of hotels: The case of Batman, Turkey. Journal of Mediterranean Tourism Research, 1(2), 81-99. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/2770-7522.214.171.1247
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