Films That Inspire People To Book Holidays

Ask yourself has a movie ever inspired you into booking a holiday? Every time I watch a film based in exotic locations, it immediately makes me want to pack my case. My director told me that he was once so inspired by a film it made him go travelling around Italy, so its safe to say films can play a part when making holiday plans.

Here’s some location inspired films to help you choose your next holiday, or maybe just the film choice on Saturday night.

• The Hangover, Las Vegas – The film is set in Caesars Palace and even without the exposure, Las Vegas is a world famous destination. Luxury hotels (with the most expensive suites on the planet) high class casinos and nights filled with top class entertainment are a common theme in Las Vegas.

• Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, New Zealand – After the release of the Hobbit, tourism was up nearly 10% in New Zealand for the first four months of 2013. This small pacific island also produced around 150 on set locations for the Lord of The Rings trilogy, which had a similar tourism boost when the first film was released in 2001.

• The Man With the Golden Gun, Thailand – Phang Nga Bay is affectionately known as James Bond Island. The bay received international fame after the 1974 movie and the enchanting caverns and secret beaches are an explhorers dream. One of the most visited attractions in Thailand.

• Out of Africa, Kenya – Set in Kenya, this film despite being 28 years old actually gives you a dazzling look at the Kenyan scenery and wildlife. Kenya safaris are a life enhancing experience that everyone should enjoy at some point in their lives.

• Forgetting Sarah Marshall/50 First Dates, Hawaii – Hawaii is a hugely popular destination with palm fringed beaches, turquoise waters and a climate all sun worshippers will enjoy. Over 30 blockbuster films have been filmed on location in Hawaii, and it’s easy to see why it’s such a favourite with holidaymakers.

• Pirates of the Caribbean, Various – Must have been a tough job for the actors sailing around the Caribbean with all those amazing destinations they used. Jamaica, Bahamas and St Lucia are just some of the destinations you’ll get to view when watching the movies. One of the brigs (the Unicorn) used in the film can be found harboured in Soufriere, St Lucia.

• Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, China – Despite the fact its set in 1779, the film shows the great qualities of the Chinese architecture. Many buildings from that dynasty still stand in China today.

Do you have any suggestions that have inspired you to travel? Let us know we’d love to hear them.

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