Film Tourism in Asia

Evolution, Transformation, and Trajectory

  • Sangkyun Kim
  • Stijn Reijnders

Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sangkyun Kim, Stijn Reijnders
    Pages 1-18
  3. Histories and Current Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost
      Pages 21-32
    3. Joydeep Biswas, Glen Croy
      Pages 33-48
    4. Xiaoyu (Nancy) Zhang, Chris Ryan
      Pages 49-66
  4. The Impact of Film Tourism

  5. The Film Tourist Experience

  6. Transcontinental Film Tourism

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-275

About this book


This book focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular film or TV series. It is based on a unique, Asian perspective, encompassing case studies from around the pan-Asian region, including China, Taiwan, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. By focusing emphatically on film tourism in the non-West, this book offers a timely and crucial contribution to a more comprehensive understanding of the relation between film, culture and place, particularly in light of the increased volume of media production and consumption across Asia, and the consequent film tourism destinations that are currently popping up across the Asian continent.


film tourism cross-cultural film studies comparative film tourism studies tourism marketing tourism destination Asian tourism global tourism tourist experience theme park reality TV marine park environmental sustainability Bollywood Indonesia tourism South Korea tourism India tourism China tourism Thailand tourism Japan tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Sangkyun Kim
    • 1
  • Stijn Reijnders
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Business and LawEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia
  2. 2.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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