The Jakarta Post
A set from the Harry Potter movies. (Klook/File)
Finding inspiration for your vacation destination can be as easy as watching a TV series or a movie. Travel company Klook recorded double-digit growth in the number of page views for television and movie-inspired activities from February 2018 to February 2019.
Offering travel activities such as thematic tours and culinary trips, Klook has now also taken a cue from the rise of fandom travel.
Anita Ngai, Klook´s chief revenue officer expects to see growing demand for fandom travel, adding that movie settings mesmerized travelers and influenced their journeys.
“We´re delighted to expand our offerings to cater to fandom travel and to continue to give Klook users seamless access to unique destinations and inspiring experiences,” said Anita in a statement sent to The Jakarta Post.
Klook has listed a number of destinations for fans of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and K-Dramas below.
Game of Thrones
Just in time for the final season slated to hit screens in mid-April, Klook highlights Dubrovnik, Croatia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Those interested can book a Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour which includes visits to the streets of King’s Landing, sitting on the iron throne and riding aboard Daenerys Targaryen's ship while feasting one’s eyes on the Adriatic Sea with a dragon blood cocktail in hand.
GoT fans might also like to book Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda guided tours in Seville, Spain, for a glimpse of the fantastical world of the kingdom of Dorne. Another option would be the Mývatn Hike and Bath Tour in Northern Ireland, to revisit the moment when Jon Snow broke his celibacy for a romantic encounter with Ygritte.
Potterheads, a day of living the life of Harry Potter is no longer a dream with Klook’s The Harry Potter Walking Tour in London. The tour grants you access to Diagon Alley, Platform 9 ¾ and the Leaky Cauldron. Meanwhile, those looking to get an in-depth look at the costumes and behind the scenes of the movies’ production can book a Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter.
For fans of Korean dramas, visiting filming locations is a must. The Minsok Korean folk village, Gwangmyeong cave and Uiwang rail bike day trip from Seoul by KTourStory can make your K-Drama dreams come true. Want to be photographed in traditional South Korean clothing? This is your chance. (sop/mut)