Definition: Film Tourism



Film tourism, Screen tourism or film induced tourism, is a specialized form of tourism where visitors explore the locations and destinations which have become popular due to their appearance in films, movies, drama and television series.

An early example of film/screen tourism is the musical film the "Sound of Music" which build on an interest that brings tourists to Salzburg in Austria ever since it was released in 1965.

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Popular Filming Destinations

1. New Zealand - Lord of the Rings

2. New York, USA - Sex and the City

3. The Causeway Coast and Glens, Antrim, Northern Ireland - Game of Thrones

4. Las Vegas, USA - The Hangover

5. West Bay, Dorset, UK - Broadchurch

6. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland - Harry Potter

7. Paris, France - Inception

8. Benidorm, Spain - Benidorm

9. Iceland - Game of Thrones

10. Malta - Game of Thrones

11. Skiathos, Greece - Mamma Mia!

12. Vatican City - Angels and Demon

13. Salzburg, Austria - The Sound of Music

14. Ripon, Yorkshire - Downton Abbey

15. Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand - The Beach

16. Kings Cross Station, London - Harry Potter

17. Highclere Castle, Hampshire, UK - Downton Abbey

18. Petra, Jordan - Indiana Jones

19. Notting Hill, UK - Notting Hill

20. Cardiff, UK - Doctor Who

21. Oregon, USA - The Twilight Saga

22. Marbella, Spain - The Only Way is Essex

23. Vancouver, Canada - Fifty Shades of Grey

24. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, USA - Pretty Woman

25. Wells, Somerset, UK - Hot Fuzz

26. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA - Jaws

27. Cambodia - Tomb Raider

28. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria - Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang

29. Philadelphia, USA - Rocky

30. Wexford, Ireland - Saving Private Ryan

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