This infographic describes where you can actually visit fictional destinations. From UK flight search site Just the Flight, the fifty made up places span a number of categories including book, film, radio, games, television, comic books and myth.
When it comes to fictional destinations portrayed in movies or TV, the spots are typically where it was filmed. For example, Jaws's Amity Island was shot in Martha's Vineyard and Game of Thrones's Kings Landing is represented by Mdina, Malta. Winnie the Pooh fans can visit Ashdown Forest in England, which inspired the 100 Acre Woods. The Superman comics never name a specific location, but many believe Smallville is located in a rural Kansas town like Topeka.
This Infographic Explains Where Fictional Destinations Can Be Found
1. Fictional Destination Tourism - Opportunity for travel companies to capitalize on the growing trend of visiting locations featured in books, films, games, and TV shows.
2. Film Location Tourism - Film and tourism industries can collaborate to promote and monetize destinations that have been used as filming locations for popular movies and TV shows.
3. Literary Tourism - Book publishers and travel agencies can create curated experiences for book lovers to visit locations that have inspired famous fictional settings in books and myths.
1. Travel and Tourism - Opportunity for travel agencies, hotels, and tour operators to leverage the growing interest in visiting fictional destinations and film locations.
2. Entertainment - Film and TV production companies can explore partnerships with tourism boards to promote destinations where their productions were filmed.
3. Publishing - Book publishers can collaborate with travel agencies to create literary-themed travel packages and promote destinations featured in books.