The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development was established in 2010 with a specific goal to encourage research directly applicable to tourism in South Carolina.
Monday, May 25, 2015
What is your favorite cinematic destination?
Simon Hudson was recently asked by USA Today to choose 20 destinations where TV shows and movies play a major role in the tourist scene. Along with fellow expert Stefan Roesch from Germany, Hudson devised a list of locations that have benefited from the growing phenomenon of film tourism. Readers of USA Today now have until 8 June to vote on their favorite. The list includes Dubrovnik, Croatia (Game of Thrones), Albuquerque (Breaking Bad), Scotland (Braveheart) Berkshire, England (Downton Abbey), New Zealand (Lord of the Rings), and Petra Jordan (Indiana Jones). The current leaderboard has New Zealand in first place, followed by Petra and then Scotland. More information on the competition and the 20 destinations can be found at: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cinematic-destination/