The symbiosis between tourism and film:

At first glance, the tourism and the film industry don’t have much in common. However, both industries can profit from each other immensely, in particular when it comes to the development and promotion of products. My consulting services utilise these synergies.

Destination Marketing – “The Light Between Oceans”

20 October 2016

The city of Dunedin, situated on New Zealand’s South Island, was used as one of the major locations in the recently released movie “The Light Between Oceans”. I have been asked to help creating a marketing campaign around the film.


Survey on Film Tourism

16 August 2016

I am currently conducting a survey with film commissions around the world in order to assess the future potential of film tourism. My thanks go to the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) for providing their support.          


Publications in the Making

6 June 2016

I’m currently working on several publications about film tourism. Roesch, S. (forthcoming 2017) Film Tourism in the Golden Age of Television. In: Lundberg, Ch. & Ziakas, V. (eds.) Handbook of Popular Culture and Tourism. London: Routledge.


Interview with the Tyrolean Tourism Magazine “SAISON”

16 March 2016

I was recently interviewed by the Tyrolean Tourism Magazine “SAISON” on the topic of sustainability in film tourism.


New App: “Game of Thrones” Filming Locations in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Screen has launched an app highlighting over twenty Game of Thrones filming locations across Northern Ireland.


Seminar Presentation and Guest Lecture at the University of Otago

10 March 2016

I am thrilled to be able to give a seminar and a guest lecture on the topic of film tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand where I completed my PhD ten years ago.


Interviews about the film tourism effects of “Spectre” for the region of Tyrol

7 March 2016

I was recently interviewed by Radio ORF Tirol, Tiroler Tageszeitung, SAISON magazine and TRAVELNEWS.CH about the long-term film tourism effects of James Bond – Spectre for the region of Tyrol, Austria.


VisitDenmark teams up with DreamWorks

Currently In development: VisitDenmark’s destination marketing campaign around DreamWorks upcoming movie Trolls. Planned campaign launch is in the fourth quarter of 2016.


Video Presentation at the 2016 Snowball Conference in Lillehammer

I had the pleasure to prepare a keynote video presentation on film tourism for the upcoming 2016 Snowball Conference in Lillehammer, Norway which is organised by the Lillehammer University College.


Jump into Ireland: The Force Awakens

18 January 2016

Awesome new film tourism campaign by Tourism Ireland.