Culinary Tourism

For more than half of all travelers, the culinary offer plays a decisive role when choosing their vacation destination. And the trend is rising. If you want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by attractive cuisine in the tourism sector, you need comprehensive, versatile and practice-oriented knowledge on the topics of enjoyment, culinary history, product development/marketing, sustainability and, of course, the special features of specific or regional cuisines - from a practical, cultural, aesthetic and economic perspective. With two part-time and modular certificate courses, the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and Niemz Communications offer a completely new course concept for all those interested in the development, implementation and marketing of culinary offerings in tourism.

Study modus: part-time
Length of study: 2 Semesters (30 ECTS) 
completion of course 1: Certified expert in culinary tourism with a focus on product development and innovation
completion of course 1 + 2: Academic expert in culinary tourism
Study places/year: 25
Location: FH Salzburg/Urstein Campus
Language: German
Tuition: 5,200 Euro (incl. 20% tax) 
+ student union fee per semester
Lesson times: One block week per semester, 2-3 blocks on Mondays and Tuesdays, online courses & one excursion

Who are the courses for?

Genussreise Saalfelden-Leogang

The courses are aimed at a diverse range of interested parties who want to shape and implement culinary tourism in a future-oriented way: Employees from the hotel industry, gastronomy, DMOs, tour operators, event organizations, retail, wholesale and e-commerce; food production, agriculture, media, marketing, science.


What is special about the two courses is their innovative modular approach, which enables employees in the hospitality and tourism sectors in particular to study. A total of two modules are offered, which can be completed directly one after the other or after breaks.

Academic courseSemesterTopicsDegree
Culinary Tourism 12Product development and innovationCertified expert in culinary tourism with a focus on product development and innovation
Culinary Tourism 22Sustainability and communicationAcademic expert in culinary tourism
Innovative cuisine is a highly attractive USP for tourism offers at home and abroad. Those who have the necessary knowledge and experience in this field can live out their creativity and set the tone for a successful career.