Changes in Local Residents’ Perceptions and Attitudes Towards the Impact of Film Tourism: The Case of Eat Pray Love (EPL) Film Tourism in Ubud, Bali

  • Sangkyun Kim
  • Gregorius Suri
  • Eerang Park
Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)


Despite the growth of film tourism studies, there has been a paucity of academic attention given to the impacts of film tourism on local communities and residents at film tourism destinations. This chapter adopts a longitudinal approach and aims to examine and discuss how, and the extent to which, local residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards the impacts of film tourism at a film tourism destination have changed, been transformed and/or adjusted over time. The findings suggest that during the film production stage, the local communities generally had positive perceptions and attitudes towards the impacts of film tourism and anticipated further positive indirect effects of the film’s production in the future. However, their generally positive perceptions and attitudes gradually began to change during the post-production effects (PPEFs) phase, leaving them with mixed perceptions and attitudes.


Perceived impacts Film production Community Longitudinal approach Eat Pray Love 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and LawEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia
  2. 2.Tourism DepartmentGovernment of Belu RegencyEast Nusa TenggaraIndonesia
  3. 3.School of ManagementVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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