People travel for more reasons than it’s possible to count. There are tropical paradises and historical sights. Then there are all the different types of food that can be found when traveling. Turns out the latter is becoming one of the biggest motivations for people to fly across the world.
The travel website Kayak recently conducted a survey on behalf of YouGov that found that restaurants are drawing tourists to new places. The study found that 44 percent of Americans would book a flight, travel by train, take a road trip, or go on a bus ride just to dine at a specific restaurant. An additional 30 percent said they’d take a long detour while 42 percent said they’d take a day trip just to visit a restaurant on their bucket list. These travelers are in good company. Another Kayak study done with OpenTable found that 23 percent of diners have flown for food.