More than one in five Brits have booked a vacation just days after watching a movie that features an inspiring location, according to research by travel experts.
A study has highlighted just how influential films are in helping us decide where to go on holiday. The Travel Republic survey included responses from over 2,000 people, with almost half saying they were influenced to travel by movies. Thirty-five percent also admitted to adding locations from movies to their bucket lists.
“Films, like holidays, provide a great sense of escapism and our research has shown how influential films are in our travel planning,” says Naomi Wilkinson, marketing director at Travel Republic.
1. Mamma Mia! (2008) – Greece
2. The Beach (2000) – Thailand
3. Harry Potter series (2001-2011) – Scottish Highlands
4. The Hangover (2009) – Las Vegas
5. Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003-2017) – Caribbean Islands
6. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – New York
7. Sex and the City (2008) – New York
8. Gladiator (2000) – Italy
9. Casino Royale (2006) – The Bahamas
10. Notting Hill (1999) – London
25. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) – Majorca and Malia
26. Cocktail (1988) – Jamaica
27. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) – Spain
28. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) – Dubai
29. Before Sunset (2004) – Paris
30. Ghost in the Shell (2017) – Hong Kong
“Greece is a popular destination among our customers, so it is understandable that Mamma Mia! has topped the list of influential films,” Wilkinson explains.
Wilkinson adds: “Watching a beautiful paradise scene on the big screen can spark wanderlust, and the results of this research have shown city locations are also popular, such as Las Vegas from The Hangover and New York from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”