Identifying the future viability of using the film-induced tourism concept to promote Ireland as a tourism destination

Peter Bolan, Noelle O'Connor

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Abstract

Films and television series provide us with a window into other places that broaden ourknowledge and can fuel our desire to travel. What has become known as film induced tourismhas begun to gather momentum as an area of both academic research and industry interest.However, the phenomenon is wide-ranging and according to Beeton (2005), still a largelyuntapped and little-understood field of tourism research. Much of the literature to date hasfocused on the promotional aspects and the impacts of the phenomenon with little researchinto the motivations of the film-induced tourists themselves. This proposed research willexamine the film induced tourism concept on locations featured in ‘well-liked’ televisionseries in Ireland, as there has been little research on this concept there to date. It will alsoinvestigate the characteristics of film induced tourism, as there is a need for a thorough andcomprehensive investigation of this phenomenon. Therefore, this research will contributesignificantly to the existing knowledge base on the topic as it will identify the future viabilityof using the film induced tourism concept to promote Ireland as tourism destination,
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2010
Event4th International Tourism and Media (ITAM) Conference - Prato, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 2010 → …

Conference

Conference4th International Tourism and Media (ITAM) Conference
Period12/07/10 → …

Keywords

  • film tourism
  • destination branding
  • media image

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