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The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of the research into the convergence of media and tourism and specifically investigates the concept of mediatized tourism.
This companion offers a holistic look at the relationship between media and tourism by drawing from a global range of contributions by scholars from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The book is divided into five parts, covering diverse aspects of mediatization of tourism including place and space, representation, cultural production, and transmedia. It features a comprehensive theoretical introduction and an afterword by leading scholars in this emerging field, delving into the ways in which different forms of media content and consumption converge, and the consequential effects on tourism and tourists.
The collection is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of tourism studies, cultural studies, and media and communication, as well as those with a particular interest in mediatization, convergence culture, and contemporary culture.
Mediatization of tourism
Part 1. Mediatized places and spaces
Chapter 1. Liminality and the Stranger: Understanding tourists and their landscapes through True Detective
Chapter 2. ASEAN and its online image: A case study on the online destination image of South East Asia
Chapter 3. Gazes of the city: Destination branding in social media
Chapter 4. Feature films as destination marketing and branding opportunity: The case of New Zealand
Chapter 5. Soccer tourism: On the interplay between mediated and lived experiences
Chapter 6. Pop idols, tourism promotion, national branding and commodification of the national: The case of Arashi in Japan
Chapter 7. Representation of food and tourism in Spanish newspapers: rediscovering the roots
Chapter 8. The use of music heritage in the branding of Liverpool as a tourist destination
Part 2. The cycle of representation
Chapter 9. The effectiveness of documentary shows in representation the touristic destinations: A case study of National Geographic channel, Abu Dhabi
Chapter 10. Playing Ulysses: Tourism & literary travel
Chapter 11. Bonjour vitesse: Auto/mobilities and touristic spaces in four French films
Chapter 12. Greening Ireland: From romantic evocations of landscape to global franchises including Star Wars and Game of Thrones
Chapter 13. Challenges of the film-induced tourism in Croatia: from the Winnetou to the Game of Thrones
Chapter 14. Pavlova Westerns: Film Tourism and a Changing Cultural Landscape
Chapter 15. Film-induced tourism: a film studies perspective
Chapter 16. Cinema-tourism Studies: Confronting the ‘gaze’, gripping the ‘virtual’
Chapter 17. Rewriting history, revitalizing heritage: Heritage-based contents tourism in the Asia-Pacific region
Chapter 18. Blended film crews: creating a new film-tourism ecosystem in Trinidad and Tobago
Chapter 19. Mediating Nature: The (Re-)View of Landscape in Film Tourism Research
Part 3. Tourists as cultural producers
Chapter 20. Visiting Anime Temples. Analysing discourses of authorship and "anime author cult" through touristic spaces
Chapter 21. Commemorating popular media heritage: from shrines of fandom to sites of memory
Chapter 22. Creating Sacred Sites of Pop Culture in the Internet Age: creative fandoms and the mediatization of sites
Chapter 23. Localizing Media Fandom: Fan-induced Tourism and the Museum
Chapter 24. Scene Hunting for Anime Locations: Otaku Tourism in the Cool Japan
Chapter 25. Star gazing: The nexus and disparity between the media, tourism and cultural heritage in Ireland
Chapter 26. Media tourism, culinary cultures, and embodied fan experience: Visiting Hannibal’s Florence
Part 4. Transmedia tourism
Chapter 27. Official destination websites: A place’s showcase to the world
Chapter 28. Contemporary Perspectives on Nautical Tourism: Media representations and User Generated Content (UGC) as meaning formation agents
Chapter 29. The digital tourist bureau: Challenges and opportunities when transferring to a digital value creation
Chapter 30. Digital tourist information: is that for everybody?
Chapter 31. The role of stories in travel posts to social media
Chapter 32. Social media, smartphones and their impact on the visitors’ tourist experience in cultural sites
Chapter 33. I came, I saw, I selfied: Traveling in the age of the selfie
Chapter 34. Creative tourism: The use of social media in resident and visitor co-placemaking
Chapter 35. "Selfies" amongst "The Wildest of the Wild": Tourists’ filmic representations of visits to the Mursi on Youtube
Chapter 36. Multiple portrayals of destination image: Interpreting and comparing Facebook content posted by DMOs and users
Chapter 37. Redefine ‘being alone’: An exploration of solo travellers’ use of smartphone
Part 5. Critical perspectives
Chapter 38. Theme Parks - Where Media and Tourism Converge
Chapter 39. Beaten tracks: tourism, anti-tourism and travel writing
Chapter 40. Google trekker: rethinking ‘value’ in google’s ubiquitous mapping project
Chapter 41. Lookout Towers as Assemblages
Chapter 42. Cultural intimacy of fans/travellers and the politics of classification
Chapter 43. What do Melania Trump tourism and Dracula tourism have in common? Media representation, tourism and destination marketing of the »Eastern European« as the "Other"
Chapter 44. The nexus between cultural heritage, media and tourism
Chapter 45. Preserving cultural heritage in a post-digital context: sound souvenirs for the online archive
On the convergence of media and tourism
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