Articles tagged “literature”

Nebraska Town Is Hoping for a Willa Cather Literary Tourism Boom

Nebraska Town Is Hoping for a Willa Cather Literary Tourism Boom

Chris Dunker, Associated Press

Another case of a smart destination using what's unique about it to attract tourism and create business opportunities around it.

2 years ago

Scotland takes on Shakespeare to turn Macbeth into tourist draw

Scotland takes on Shakespeare to turn Macbeth into tourist draw

Billy Briggs, The Guardian

With the exception of the silly use of QR codes, the campaign is a very creative way to lure visitors to a place they may not otherwise consider by piquing their interest with a bit of controversy.

6 years ago

Follow the footsteps of famous British spies during London’s themed tours

David Hughes, The Daily Telegraph

Tours, even if they’re in your own city, foster one kind of travel education by highlighting the history behind mundane buildings or empty fields and making them come to life.

6 years ago

Tracing the shadow of travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece

Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

After a walk across Europe in the 1930s and World War II years spent kidnapping German officers off Mediterranean islands, the quintessential travel writer made Greece his home. The first complete biography of his life comes out this month.

6 years ago

Crime fiction on tour: 5 cities that make killer destinations

A deep interest in the worlds brought to life in real destinations is driving a mini-boom of literature-inspired trips, none more so than in locales popularized by crime novels.

7 years ago