How Game of Thrones is inspiring travelers, boosting industry
GoT fans are willing to travel great length to have a feel of this show. There has been rapid rise in travelers visiting GoT popular destinations.
HBO's fantasy drama, Game of Thrones is in its final season and fans can't just get enough of it! The show is known for its epic locations, presented beautifully on screen with dynamic cinematography. And, it seems fans are willing to travel great length to have a feel of this show. There has been rapid rise in travellers visiting popular GoT destinations. Not only that, travel agents and portals are also looking to cash in on the popularity of the fantasy drama with specially designed itineraries keeping in mind the crazy fans.
Talking about the boost in travellers towards GoT destination, Aditya Loomba, Jt MD, Eco Rent a Car said, "Since the last season of GOT has just started and people are emotionally attached to the show, fans want to turn reel life experience to real life'. We have witnessed a sudden surge in the bookings for summer travel in the popular destinations of GOT."
On the other hand, Akash Dahiya, co-founder of SanKash, a travel fintech startup offering affordable luxury travel, notices that, demand for these GOT locations going up day by day and many inquiring about travel loans as well. "As summer vacations are approaching, we are being flooded by queries. Specific trending locations are Klis in Croatia, Vik in Iceland, Doune Castle which is seeing a huge tourist interest since past few months," Dahiya said.
Meanwhile, tripXOXO has witnessed a 20% rise in pre-booking for the game of thrones destinations.
"The fans are extremely enthusiastic to travel the extra mile to see the background and shooting set of their most favourite show, Game of Thrones, which has been accurately brought to life by the creators. We at tripXOXO offer specially curated tours keeping in mind the requirements of the travelers who desire to visit the Game of Thrones destinations. We have received 20% pre-booking for the game of thrones destinations and looking forward to make the most of this opportunity," Heena Akhtar, Co- founder tripXOXO said.