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Articles tagged “film”

Tourism

6 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Media and PR

New ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Drives Visitors to Film Locations in Atlanta

Nothing revives a city's historic attractions like starring in one of the most anticipated movies of the year. And the benefits are likely to continue with filming for the third installment already underway in Atlanta.

New ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Drives Visitors to Film Locations in Atlanta

Media and PR

First Look At Disney’s Avatar Land, Coming to Animal Kingdom In 2017

Disney's proposed Avatar land demonstrates that the Mouse House can rely on more than the Disney legacy, the Muppets, Star Wars, and the Marvel Universe to take on threats like Universal's Harry Potter experience.

First Look At Disney’s Avatar Land, Coming to Animal Kingdom In 2017

Cruises

The Famous ‘Love Boat’ Makes Its Final Voyage – To a Turkish Scrap Heap

If nothing else, the Love Boat, in its retirement, shows how much cruise ships have grown. It is tiny in comparison to the ships of today.

Media and PR

The Two Iranian Brothers Behind One of the World’s First Travel Documentaries

The Omidvar brothers' documentary is as much a history lesson as it a travel film in that it captures communities how they existed worldwide before the Internet made such images accessible and several observed ways of life obsolete.

The Two Iranian Brothers Behind One of the World’s First Travel Documentaries

Tourism

Bollywood Oscars pick Tampa as first U.S. city to host awards weekend

Tampa is not only looking forward to the visitor bump it’ll receive during the awards weekend, but recognition within the film community and hopes of becoming popular with filmmakers and producers.

Bollywood Oscars pick Tampa as first U.S. city to host awards weekend

Tourism

New Mexico launches film trails for 600 movies filmed in state since 1898

Smart idea, and hopefully beyond print and online maps, the state will make them available in a mobile app for ease of use during travel.

New Mexico launches film trails for 600 movies filmed in state since 1898

Media and PR

Without a state film commission North Dakota loses “Fargo” TV production to Canada

Fargo only needs to look at Scranton for a little peace of mind: The Office was filmed in LA, but the small-town continues has received a huge tourism boost from the series’ close ties with the town.

Tourism

New York to boost tourism to Gatsby’s Long Island stomping grounds

The state’s $100,000 marketing boost comes on the heels of the much-publicized debut of Baz Luhrmann’s "Great Gatsby," which will keep momentum rolling if fans start heading to locations mentioned in the movie.

New York to boost tourism to Gatsby’s Long Island stomping grounds

Tourism

Even Hollywood hates the bright green bike lanes in downtown LA

There’s intense competition for the revenue that film shoots bring in, and there are plenty of cities willing to look more generic to get a piece of LA’s booming tourism market.

Even Hollywood hates the bright green bike lanes in downtown LA