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Film- and Media-Induced Tourism

In film- and media-induced tourism, tourists visit places that were portrayed in a movie, on video, or on television, either before or after production, attracted to the place’s portrayal. In short, it is about seeing firsthand the sights that were seen before on screen. Film- and media-induced tourism also refers to the business of attracting high numbers of tourists to those places through images. When combining television and cinema screens, film is considered today’s most powerful visual medium and art form, with a global reach unprecedented in human history. The simultaneous increase in international tourism has produced special types of film and media, and relationships with tourism. This entry looks at the types of film- and media-induced tourism, types of film tourists, activities, and ...

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