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Why non-app and human filmmaker Woody Allen is an excellent inspirational trip planner

Excerpt from Gadling.com

Jul 19, 2012 1:28 am

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He may never inspire you to take a trip to Los Angeles, but Woody Allen is driving tourists to Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and London.

— Jason Clampet

Free Report: The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels

Think movies are just a way to enjoy a night in with friends? Apparently, not. According to tourism boards in European cities that have been featured in Woody Allen films – such as “Match Point,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “To Rome With Love” – these films have boosted travel to these destinations. In fact, Adrian Wootton, the CEO of FilmLondon, says studies have shown 1 in 10 visitors to the United Kingdom come because of movies they’ve seen. This type of tourism generates about 2 billion pounds per year.

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