Audiovisual Fiction, Tourism, and Audience Studies: A literature review

Jorge Nieto-Ferrando*, Beatriz Gómez-Morales, Deborah Castro Marino

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Institutions are investing increasing amounts of resources in the promotion of their regions through audiovisual fiction. At the same time, there has been increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between audiovisual fiction and tourism, and particularly the effect of that relationship on potential tourists. Despite the inherently interdisciplinary nature of this field of research, very little attention appears to be given to what media studies, and particularly audience studies, could contribute. The purpose of this article is to offer a critical review of the literature on audiovisual fiction-induced tourism from the perspective of audience analysis. To this end, previous studies are categorised according to their objectives (e.g., to study the effect of films and series on destination image, travel motivations, experiences and intentions to visit, or tourist visits themselves), and an analysis is offered of their main findings and conclusions and of the use they make (if any) of audience analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-126
Number of pages39
JournalReview of Communication Research
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Funding Information:
This article is a result of the R+D+i project PID2020-112668GB-I00, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the State Research Agency: MCIN/ AEI/10.13039/501100011033, and European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 843473.

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