Key Concepts in Tourist Studies provides a focused, quick reference guide for students exploring the fast growing and diverse field of tourist studies.Chosen by experienced teachers and researchers each concept defines, explains and develops a key topic in tourism and will act as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is an essential resource for all students of tourism.

Film and TV Tourism

Film and TV tourism

The term ‘film and TV tourism’ describes tourism visits prompted by seeing a location on television or at the cinema. This form of tourism also includes visits to places associated with film and television characters or celebrities.

The popular media of film and television have enormous influence on consumers’ lives and this influence also extends to tourists’ destination choices. Just as literary figures and authors can lure visitors to particular sites (see literary tourism), so popular television programmes and successful films can create tourism destinations out of a wide range of locations. This type of tourism has only been researched in recent years with authors referring to this activity as ‘movie-induced’ or ‘film-induced’ tourism (Beeton, 2005; Busby and Klug, ...

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