Tourism linked to Game of Thrones brings in 180 million euros for Croatia
ZAGREB, 2 Dec. 2021 – Film tourism linked to the mega-popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”, which began filming in Dubrovnik and elsewhere in Dalmatia ten years ago, has brought the Croatian economy a total of 180.7 million euros between 2013 and 2018, i.e. 30.1 million euros per year.
The figures were published in an article in the scientific journal Oeconomica Jadertina, published by the University of Zadar. The article was written by Martin VukaÅ¡in and Josip MioÄiÄ from Zadar and Mirela Brechelmacher from Slavonski Brod.
The filming of the popular television series spawned a new type of tourist service, including trips to filming locations such as the Walls of Dubrovnik, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Klis Fortress and Krka Falls in Krka National Park. Some travel agencies offer routes where particular Game of Thrones episodes were filmed, the article says.
The BuzzFeed website, which has more than 80 million visits per month, included Dubrovnik among the 18 most popular film tourism destinations.
The fourth season of the Game of Thrones series drew a record 18.4 million viewers per episode.
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