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What do a young expat in Paris, the chain of White Lotus hotels, a wizard in England, a group of brunch-loving BFFs in New York and a certain iron throne all have in common? They’re all part of monster-hit movies and TV shows that have spawned wanderlust for travelers, a trend that appears to be accelerating perhaps due to the sheer volume of content available for streaming during the pandemic.
A report from Future Market Insights estimated the film tourism sector in 2022 at more than $66 billion and expected that number to more than double in 10 years. Clearly, film tourism has struck a chord with travelers.
So in this episode, our reporter, a professor, a travel advisor and a host have assembled in a mansion with with a candlestick, a wrench, a knife – ok, just kidding, we’re in our offices with our microphones. Senior editor Nicole Edenedo, Simon Hudson, a professor of tourism at the University of South Carolina and Lily Szemplinski, owner of Passport Stamps Travel, join host Rebecca Tobin to discuss this trend.
This episode is sponsored by Windstar Cruises
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