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4 November 2013

Media Tourism

At the December TViT seminar, Abby Waysdorf and her colleagues from Erasmus University Rotterdam will present their research project on Media Tourism: Locating Imagination.

Locating Imagination is an interdisciplinary research project focusing on media tourism: the phenomenon of people traveling to places because of an association with a film, television series, novel, song or other media product. The central aim of this project is to discover why and under what circumstances popular media products give rise to new tourism flows, and which variations can be found based on the specific characteristics of the medium involved. It looks at tourism connected to literature, to film and television, and to music in order to highlight how each of these media, in their own way, stimulate the geographical imagination of their fans and audiences and literally “move” them.

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