Another new concept when it comes to creating tourism and products people want to buy on vacation is chocolate. I've added a link below about chocolate tourism in India, but a few quick questions first! Do you buy chocolate when you're on vacation as gifts to take back for friends and family? Do you try and buy or taste local delicacies? For me, all my family and friends adore chocolate. If I'm on vacation and there are special, locally made chocolates or sweets, I almost always pick some up to take back and share with them. The article is below: Tamil Nadu could promote chocolate tourism, delegate at Global Investors Meet says - The Times of India There is a huge potential for developing value added products from cocoa, and Tamil Nadu could promote the concept of "chocolate tourism," said managing director of Lotte India Suresh Iyer on Thursday. "Tamil Nadu could take a leaf out of Karnataka and promote chocolate tourism wherein tourists could visit cocoa farms," Iyer said while speaking at an agro and food processing seminar at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) in Chennai. "In India, lot of cocoa today is consumed in biscuit and cakes. Nearly 60% of the domestic cocoa production is used in ice creams and bakery products. So there are a lot of opportunities for introduction of value added products in that category like selling of chocolate flakes to hotel chains," he said. Iyer said soft drinks could be replaced by chocolates as an impulse category in food and drink. "Chocolate consumption is a guilt- free indulgence for many and categories like dark chocolates which have been positioned on the health platform have done well," he said. Iyer also advocated investment in a cocoa trading platform or spot platform that would help buyers and producers realise good margins.