Tourism is an activity which includes travel for leisure, recreation or business purposes. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology, the number of people who are travelling around the globe is growing more rapidly each year. In the recent period we have witnessed the emergence of several specialty travel forms of tourism and Pop-Culture Tourism is definitely one of the most interesting forms among them.
Pop-Culture Tourism is a term used to describe an activity in which people are travelling to locations that were mentioned and/or featured in music videos, songs, movies, books and other types of media. Therefore, in most cases, tourists that get involved in this form of tourism are actually fans of certain pop culture creations. In order to understand this form of tourism we will mention some of the locations that were popular in 2015 and will probably remain popular in 2016.
First of all, we will mention Game of Thrones as one of the most popular TV shows of all time. This epic show is still on and most of the episodes so far were filmed in Northern Ireland. That’s why the local authorities have decided to start a tourism campaign featuring Game of Thrones scenes. Ballintoy Harbor, Larrybane Headland, Downhill Beach, Castle Ward – these are some of the locations where the most important scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed. Hundreds of fans of the show have visited these locations last year and with the start of the new season in April, we can expect more travelers.
Furthermore, even though Twilight Saga Novels are finished, the popularity of these novels and movies is not fading. This is the reason why so many people are visiting the town of Forks in Washington, USA. This is where the novels are based. This place has beautiful beaches along with the rain forest and visitors can actually notice some of the structures described in the books and movies.
Asheville and the mountains in this part of North Carolina were used as the setting for many shows and movies. One of the most popular movies filmed there is The Hunger Games. Dense forest, amazing waterfalls and rivers were some of the things viewers have noticed in these movies or read in the books. This is definitely an area which has great natural beauty and even if you are not such a huge fan of The Hunger Games, but if you love nature, you will definitely enjoy this place. Some other popular op-ulture tourist hotspots include Norway (Frozen animated movie), Albuquerque, USA (Breaking Bad TV Show), Burkittsville, USA (The Blair Witch Project), Alnwick Castle, UK (Harry Potter movie) etc.
There is no doubt that this form of tourism is very exciting, but the only downside is that some of these places don’t have well-developed infrastructure or they are not prepared well for tourists. So, those planning to visit these places must be prepared well. Besides making a good plan and doing some research on the Internet, it is also a good idea to use some mobile apps and specially designed apps that will help you with this activity. Of course, your luggage is one of the most important things on any journey, so using a luggage locator like LugLoc can be quite useful. Luggage tracking is definitely worth considering because lost luggage is not uncommon these days.