You’ve already visited the locations in your favorite films, television shows, and video games.
Now visit them for real.
People have many reasons for wanting to travel. Research shows that at least 80 million global tourists are inspired to choose their travel destinations based on locations that were used as real and/or fictional sets in film, television, and video games. For sites that were used as locations, they often become legendary for fans and enthusiasts and can increase local tourism by 25 to 300%.
- King’s Cross Station (London, UK) from the Harry Potter films
- Hobbiton (Matamata, New Zealand) from The Lord of the Rings
- Lars Homestead (Chott el Djerid, Tunisia) from Star Wars: A New Hope
- The Beach (Maya Bay, Thailand) from The Beach
- Grail Temple (Petra, Jordan) from Indiana Jones AND THE LAST CRUSADE
- Hoth (Finse, Norway) from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
And the list goes on and on. For many people, these sites will remain only as memorable backdrops to the on-screen actions of their favorite stories and characters. But for a fast-growing segment of travelers, visiting these iconic locations has not only become a priority – it’s a passion.