Star Wars to create marketing opportunities for featured destinations
Skellig Rocks in Ireland.

Star Wars to create marketing opportunities for featured destinations

Los Angeles — With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ having premiered last week, destinations featured in the film can expect to see major boosts in their tourism numbers. Productions such as Star Wars are considered a gift to many destinations, as seen in past cases with popular franchises and films like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, James Bond and Disney’s ‘Frozen’, to name a few.

According to several news outlets and the Internet movie database site IMDB.com, locations in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ include the Skellig Rocks in Ireland; Scotland; Myvatn and the Krafla volcano in Iceland; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Greenham Common in Berkshire, England; and New Mexico, U.S.

While Disney has not officially confirmed exact locations in the movie, destination marketing companies will be sure to jump on promotional opportunities. In the meantime, online travel site Cyplon Holidays, has created the infographic below showcasing all the ‘Star Wars’ movies’ real-life filming locations to date.

Star Wars to create marketing opportunities for featured destinations