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The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

1st Edition

Edited by Maria Månsson, Annæ Buchmann, Cecilia Cassinger, Lena Eskilsson


520 pages | 38 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents


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

About the Editors

Maria Månsson is a senior lecturer at the Department of Strategic communication at Lund University, Sweden. She has a PhD in Service studies from Lund University that focused on Mediatized tourism. Her research deals with media’s influence on tourism and tourists performances at destinations, place marketing and place branding with a particular focus on popular culture.

Annæ Buchmann is a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and is a committed and multi-lingual scholar. Research interests include film & mediatised tourism (sense of place, fan engagement and travel narratives, secular pilgrimages); modern myth making, embodiment and authenticity.

Cecilia Cassinger, PhD in marketing, currently works as senior lecturer in strategic communication at Lund University, Sweden. Her research concerns the consequences and transformative potential of place brand communication and how communication is strategically used to mitigate conflicts among users in places, such as cities, regions and nations.

Lena Eskilsson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography working at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies at Lund University in Sweden. She has a specialisation in place development and marketing with finalised research projects focusing on the bridging of the film and tourism sectors as well as the influence of media on tourism and tourist behaviour at destinations

About the Series

Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies