Articles tagged “movies”

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Potential Bonanza for Singapore Tourism

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Potential Bonanza for Singapore Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many destinations or small towns aren't prepared for waves of tourism after a box office hit makes travelers want to visit, but not Singapore. The island nation has been expanding its airport, hotels, stopover program, and luxury offerings for years as it waited for its turn in the spotlight with U.S. travelers.

4 months ago

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Jason Tesauro, Bloomberg

Being "closer to a movie than to a traditional museum" is a minimum requirement these days, especially given the cost of building even a small set of galleries. Mere art on the wall doesn't cut it anymore.

6 months ago

British Airways Turns to A-List Actors for New Safety Video

British Airways Turns to A-List Actors for New Safety Video

Jason Clampet, Skift

In-flight safety videos are fascinating in that they all must stick to the same script. What airlines decide to do with this locked-in time is always an extension of their brand.

1 year ago

Sites From ‘La La Land’ Are Turning Into Tourist Attractions

Sites From ‘La La Land’ Are Turning Into Tourist Attractions

Nicole Piper, Bloomberg

It's not like movie-obsessed tourists had a shortage of places to visit in Los Angeles, but at least "La La Land" gives visitors a new appreciation for the freeway system while they're stuck in the city's infamous traffic.

2 years ago

James Bond Film Location Is Causing Iceland Its Latest Tourism Headache

James Bond Film Location Is Causing Iceland Its Latest Tourism Headache

Omar R. Valdimarsson, Bloomberg

Iceland will continue to run up against these legal battles as filmmakers choose the country for moviemaking that inspires more tourists to visit and creates challenges for these attractions.

2 years ago

Fan-Made ‘Star Trek’ Sets Are Becoming Tourist Magnets in New York State

Fan-Made ‘Star Trek’ Sets Are Becoming Tourist Magnets in New York State

Associated Press, Michael Hill

Like in space, "Star Trek" knows no boundaries on Earth and any destination could transplant these kinds of sets to woo diehard fans.

2 years ago

China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea

China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

The phrase "content is king" carries a deeper significance in China than anywhere else in the world and this show illustrates the power of pop culture and content to influence Chinese travelers' decisions.

3 years ago

Tourism and Movies Collide Again in Dubrovnik as ‘Star Wars’ Comes to Town

Tourism and Movies Collide Again in Dubrovnik as ‘Star Wars’ Comes to Town

James M. Gomez and Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Bloomberg

Everyone comes for the old city, but development restrictions need to be loosened so that the city does not turn into a set that only tourists and film crews love.

3 years ago

National Parks Get the IMAX Treatment in New Film

National Parks Get the IMAX Treatment in New Film

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Will the movie have the intended effect of inspiring visits from international tourists?

3 years ago

Israel Tourism’s Oscar Promotion Has Already Turned Political

Israel Tourism’s Oscar Promotion Has Already Turned Political

Associated Press

Tourism boards are hyper sensitive when it comes to potentially divisive political issues. But when the tourism board is Israel's, conflict is nearly impossible to avoid.

3 years ago

Israel Tourism Adds Free Celebrity Junkets to the Annual Oscar Swag Bag

Israel Tourism Adds Free Celebrity Junkets to the Annual Oscar Swag Bag

Dan Williams, Reuters

We're not sure that people plan a trip to a destination like Israel based upon photos they see in Us Weekly, but we have seen bigger wastes of money on influencer trips.

3 years ago

Tourism Isn’t Yet the Perfect Replacement for Shrinking Dairy Business

Tourism Isn’t Yet the Perfect Replacement for Shrinking Dairy Business

Matthew Brockett and Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

Tourism can solve some problems, but others need a more complicated approach to economic support.

3 years ago