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UK holidaymakers are prioritising local cuisine when deciding where to travel abroad, according to an international study by Eurostar.
More than half (51%) of travellers cited that food is the most enjoyable part of their holiday and as a result, four in 10 (43%) British travellers bring samples of food back as a souvenir for friends and family to enjoy the local cuisine at home.
In fact, almost half (45%) of British travellers would like to deepen their understanding of food and international delicacies, so they are equipped with a better understanding of different cuisines when travelling abroad.
The study launches ahead of Eurostar’s month-long series of on-board masterclasses covering food, wine, cocktails, art and culture to celebrate their 25th anniversary on selected trains in October from London to Paris. The first 25 passengers on board to sign-up to the masterclasses via the Eurostar app will be able to join. The successful passengers will be able to sample hand-picked Parisian delicacies, join a blind wine-tasting session, experiment with mixing cocktails and learn about the hidden street art scene in Paris.
Aston spoke to Tristan Kennedy, editor at culture trip and vice columnist to discuss how the nation can become more culturally immersed as well as the best ways to get the most out of our holidays.