Film Tourism


Film induced tourism often refers to visits to specific sites where films were shot or visits to locations which are featured in films. Film also plays a wider role by influencing a visitors choice of holiday destination, promoting a country and showcasing what a country has to offer visitors.


TV and Film

The Scotland Visitor Survey 2015 & 2016  identifies motivations and prompts to visit Scotland (including TV and film), amongst a sample of summer visitors to Scotland. To view the results, please see the Scotland Visitor Survey within the Visitor Research section


Economic Impact of the UK Film Industry

To read reports on the economic impact of the UK film industry (2015, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2005) please visit the website of the BFI.

VisitBritain Research


PDF document VisitBritain - Film & TV As A Driver of Tourism (published 2018)


VisitBritain has also undertaken research into various activities which can be undertaken in Britain, including visiting places from film and TV available on the Culture, Heritage & Attraction section of their website. Research includes the topic profile on Contemporary Culture:


PDF document VisitBritain - Culture & Heritage Topic Profile - Contemporary Culture Section (published 2010)



Additional Resources

Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have a series of tourism webinars available on their website. Please click the following links to view the webinars: Film Tourism Part One and Film Tourism Part Two.


Additional organisations of interest include: Creative Scotland

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