Film-induced tourism has the potential to revitalise flagging regional/rural communities and increase tourism to urban centres, however it carries with it its own unique problems. This publication explores such elements, delving into the disciplines of sociology and psychology, along with the fields of destination marketing, community development and strategic planning.
Dr. Sue Beeton is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism at La Trobe University, Australia. She has been studying film-induced tourism since 1998 and co-convened the first International Tourism and Media Conference in Australia in 2004. She is also Associate Editor of the Film/Literary Tourism division for the forthcoming Journal of Leisure, Lifestyle and Tourism Research. Sue's research has also included community development, marketing and ecotourism.