Movies Influence Travel Decisions Of 40 Million Tourists

18th January 2013

The survey also reported that regions and cities could benefit widely from this driver to attract first-time visitors, young travellers and city breakers in particular.

On average, and depending on the destination and market, between one and 10 visitors out of every 100 would choose a destination mostly thanks to movies. Moreover, BRIC markets tend to be especially sensitive to this channel.

“Supporting film shooting in a destination can offer higher ROI than traditional communication campaigns and may offer an indirect yet efficient promotional medium for destinations as part of their marketing mix,” said TRAVELSAT CEO, Olivier Henry-Biabaud.

DMOs have, therefore, an interest in tightening their relationship with the cinema industry if they wish to fare better against international competition, he added.

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For more information on the TRAVELSAT’s Tourism Index, visit www.tci-research.com/travelsat-tourism-index/

Sourced from Tourism Update

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