FILM-INDUCED TOURISM: MOTIVATION OF GAME OF THRONES’ FANS TO VISIT DUBROVNIKTilen Štruc
, 2017, bachelor thesis/paper
Abstract: Film-induced tourism is a new, complex phenomenon. It connects two major industries: entertainment and tourism, both being on the rise. So far, the correlation between the two has not been subject to extensive research, thus receiving little academic attention. This study describes the field of film-induced tourism, its effects, forms and characteristics. Its focus is set on the motivation of Game of Thrones’ fans to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia, or “King’s Landing” as they know it from the series. The results of this study show that most of the Game of Thrones’ fans would like to visit Dubrovnik. Results further prove that the more fans identify with the characters from Game of Thrones, the stronger the intent to visit Dubrovnik. In terms of motivation, pull factors proved to dominate push factors. However, results confirm that the stronger the identification with the Game of Thrones’ characters, the greater the importance of push factors for visiting Dubrovnik.
Keywords: film-induced tourism, tourist motivation, Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik
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