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Film-Induced Tourism - Aspects of Tourism (Paperback)
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Film-Induced Tourism - Aspects of Tourism (Paperback)

Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 17/05/2005
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Film-induced tourism has the potential to revitalise flagging regional/rural communities and increase tourism to urban centres, however it carries with it its own unique problems. This publication explores such elements, delving into the disciplines of sociology and psychology, along with the fields of destination marketing, community development and strategic planning.

Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781845410148
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


This is a richly detailed and thoroughly interesting analysis of the complex interconnections between tourism, the film industry and filmic images. I found it really worth reading and think it will develop new research in these fascinating areas.

-- Prof. John Urry, Lancaster University

This book is an easily accessible examination and analysis of the role of film derived images and the link with tourist perception of place. Subsequently, in a series of global case studies, Dr Beeton examines the impact of films upon tourism demand, local communities and the development of specific tourism products such as and specific re-enactments of filmed fantasy. Personal comment lightens the work to create an interesting tour de force.

-- Prof. Chris Ryan, University of Waikato

In an area of tourism where research is piecemeal, Sue Beeton has written the first definitive work about film-induced tourism. Widening the scope from mere movies, she addresses the inducing affect of many forms of visual media by first describing and defining the phenomenon and then providing many ideas and case studies for people wishing to take advantage of film-induced tourism. She highlights the practices and pitfalls that accompany the rush of people visual media locations. For people professor (students) and practitioners wishing to understand film-induced tourism, Beeton's book should be their first stop.

-- Roger Riley, Associate Professor, Winona State University.

This is an interesting and valuable text that outlines and analyses the role of film-induced tourism within destinations and communities. The book is well structured and follows a logical format. This text is a valuable addition to the literature and does fill an identifiable gap in the market.

-- Anna Leask, Napier University * Tourism Management 27 (2006) *

This book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the intersection between film and tourism. Beeton has successfully pulled together the scattered literature on the subject and provided interesting examples, both of which are valuable contributions.

-- Kathleen L. Andereck, Arizona State University * Annals of Tourism Research, 33:1 *

Since New Zealand became the film set for Lord of the Rings, movie-based holiday packages have begun popping up all over the world. Sue Beeton's analysis is for industry bods and film buffs wanting to dig deeper into this fascinating trend. As a lecturer in tourism, Beeton has her finger on the industry's pulse. Her detailed account of the relationship between travel and film includes destination marketing and community development aspects of this new branch of tourism.

* Traveltalk Magazine, December/Summer 2005 Issue Number TT500/011 *

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