This research project focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular films or TV series. Recent years have seen explosive growth in this type of tourism, with far-reaching implications for the experience and organization of landscapes. The aim of this project is to discover why and under what circumstances films or TV series give rise to new tourism flows, and which variations can be found based on the specific characteristics of the films/series, local communities and the tourists involved.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam’s mission is to generate knowledge at the highest academic level through pioneering, high-impact research and to provide academic, career-oriented education to aspiring undergraduates and post-graduates from around the world.

European Research Council

The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.


ERMeCC’s mission is to operate as an international, national and local centre of expertise for high-quality research into the myriad relationships between media, society, culture, and business.