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|Title:||It's only make believe: the implications of fictional and authentic locations in films|
|Author(s):||Richard Butler, (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)|
|Citation:||Richard Butler, (2011) "It's only make believe: the implications of fictional and authentic locations in films", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 3 Iss: 2, pp.91 - 101|
|Keywords:||Film, Television, Tourism|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/17554211111122961 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the extent to which film locations affect the decision making of tourists and overall attractiveness of film locations as tourist destinations.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores the relative appeal of fictional and authentic film locations with reference to the literature and film case study examples.
Findings – Arguably, the attractiveness of an actual location shown in a film is greater than a location portrayed by a film, and when tourists do visit film locations in considerable numbers, the impacts are not always beneficial.
Practical implications – The paper uses examples to explore the scope and related impacts of film-induced tourism.
Originality/value – The paper draws on a wide range of examples to highlight the implications of fictional and authentic locations in films.
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