1. New Zealand: the land of Middle-Earth
Step into the mythical realm of Middle-Earth, the magical world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies. With breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills, and majestic mountains, New Zealand served as the perfect backdrop for these iconic films. Travellers from around the globe are drawn to explore the enchanting landscapes that brought Middle-Earth to life. By offering Middle-Earth themed experiences and collaborating with local tour operators, your hotel can become the preferred choice for these passionate adventurers.
2. New York City: the Big Apple on the big screen
New York City, the city that never sleeps, has been a favourite location for filmmakers for decades. From timeless classics like “Breakfast at Tiffany's” to contemporary blockbusters like “The Avengers”, “Gossip Girl” and “Sex and the City”, the Big Apple has captured the hearts of movie buffs worldwide. Leverage the fame of these cinematic landmarks by movie-themed packages, or incorporate movie-inspired elements into your hotel's decor, such as themed rooms. This will attract film enthusiasts and create memorable experiences, ensuring they choose your hotel as their base camp during their New York City adventure.
3. London: a cinematic capital
London, the historic and vibrant capital of England, has long been a hub for filmmakers. From the wizarding world of Harry Potter to the spy-filled universe of James Bond, or the romantic comedy Notting Hill, London has been the backdrop for numerous iconic movies. Embrace this cinematic heritage by curating movie-themed experiences, organising walking tours to famous film locations, or collaborating with local film festivals. By highlighting your hotel's proximity to these landmarks and offering exclusive packages, you can attract film lovers from around the globe.
4. Italy: when romance meets cinema
Picture-perfect Italy has served as the backdrop for many cinematic love stories.The charming city of Verona gained eternal fame with "Romeo and Juliet", the Tuscany countryside and the Amalfi Coast's breathtaking vistas provided the setting for "Under the Tuscan Sun”, while "Roman Holiday" offered one of the loveliest big-screen depictions of Rome ever filmed. Venice, with its iconic gondolas and unique waterways have starred in films like “The Tourist”, Naples' vibrant street life, historic alleys, and scenic vistas have been featured in films like “Eat Pray Love”, or the stunning backdrop of Sicily which hosted the latest international cult “White Lotus II”. Invite your guests to step into the shoes of their favourite protagonists and relive the magic of romance.
5. Paris: The City of Love and film
Paris has been a beloved backdrop for countless romantic films like “Amélie”, “Midnight in Paris” or the more recent TV series “Emily in Paris”. Its iconic landmarks, charming streets, and romantic ambiance have enchanted moviegoers for generations. Invite your guests to stroll along the Seine, just like Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina," or organise film screenings in your hotel. Paris cinematic appeal can undoubtedly draw travellers seeking to experience the magic of the silver screen firsthand.
6. Barcelona: a vibrant canvas for filmmakers
Barcelona's stunning architecture and vibrant street life have made it a favourite destination for filmmakers, with movies like “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, “The Spanish Apartment” or “All about my mother”, showcasing its unique architecture and charm. Embrace this cinematic connection by offering Gaudí-inspired packages, or culinary experiences tied to films shot in the city. Highlight your hotel's central location and convenience for exploring Barcelona's cinematic side.
7. Croatia: a journey to the Game of Thrones realm
Croatia, particularly Dubrovnik and Split, has become a pilgrimage site for fans of the epic TV series "Game of Thrones." These cities served as the real-world backdrops for the fictional kingdoms of King's Landing and Meereen, creating a unique blend of fantasy and reality that draws travellers from around the world. Capitalise on the allure of this beautiful country by offering specialised tours, showcasing filming locations, and providing guests with insider knowledge about their favourite scenes. Establish your hotel as the go-to destination for travellers seeking a taste of the Seven Kingdoms.
8. Prague: a fairytale cinematic escape
Prague has long been a favourite among filmmakers for its picturesque, fairytale-like architecture. Its cobbled streets, historic castles, and charming Old Town have provided the enchanting backdrop for numerous films, including “Amadeus”, “Mission: Impossible” and “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Whether it's wandering across the iconic Charles Bridge or exploring the grandeur of Prague Castle, every moment feels like a scene from a movie. To attract movie lovers, showcase your hotel's charm by creating immersive experiences inspired by these films. Collaborate with local travel agencies to offer guided tours, recommend hidden gems, and incorporate themed cinematic dinings.
9. Istanbul: where East meets West on the big screen
Istanbul's captivating blend of cultures and stunning architecture have made it a sought-after location for films such as “From Russia with Love”, "Skyfall" and "Taken 2." Leverage Istanbul's cinematic appeal by offering immersive experiences that explore the city's cinematic history and its role in popular films. Consider collaborating with local tour operators to provide guests with a taste of Istanbul's on-screen magic. Get ready to open your doors to movie lovers!
10. Greek Islands: Aegean allure on the silver screen
With their azure waters, white-washed buildings, and a rich history, the Greek Islands have played a captivating supporting role in numerous films. From the enchanting landscapes of Santorini in "The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants", Skiathos and Skopelos in "Mamma Mia", to the more recent TV series "A perfect story" in Mykonos, the Greek Islands have become a magnetic draw for movie enthusiasts. To enchant film-induced tourists, consider offering packages that immerse them in the mythical world of ancient Greece, experiences like themed Greek feasts or open-air movie nights featuring films shot on the islands. Is your property ready to attract more movie buffs?