Video-Induced Tourism in Central Portugal: Production and Impact of Promotional Videos
The concept of film-induced tourism refers to travel activities to certain destinations motivated by films, TV series, and promotional videos. The exposure to enticing images allures tourists and boosts local economies and entrepreneurship. The strand of film-induced tourism, video-induced tourism (which concerns mainly promotional videos) needs to be further explored. The Portuguese case, concerning both film- and video-induced tourism, also needs to be mapped. Thus, the purpose of this study is twofold: it will discuss and explore the topics of film-induced tourism and video-induced tourism in Portugal; and it will provide insights into promotional videos released by the Turismo do Centro de Portugal Association. We will start by presenting an overview of these two concepts. Subsequently, we will tackle the Portuguese case and explain the strategies adopted to boost film- and video-induced tourism phenomena. Finally, we will carry out an overview of the Turismo do Centro videos and see how they fit into the organisation’s broader communication context. Exploring this case study will help us project how the strategy in which these videos are inserted may help the region in the post-pandemic economic recovery.
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