Film Tourism Town and Its Local Community

Sangkyun (Sean) Kim, Seong Seop Kim, Moonhyang Oh

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This study was designed to identify the relationships between place attachment, residents’ perceptions of tourism effects, and their attitudes toward tourism developments in the context of film tourism destination. A main survey was conducted at seven representative TV drama/film production towns in Korea. Among various findings, both the local communities’ beliefs about local development through the construction of TV drama/film production towns and their attachment to the communities had a significant positive effect on support for the development of film tourism. In addition, beliefs about local development significantly contributed to explaining the level of local community support for the development of a film tourism destination. Local communities’ beliefs also positively and significantly affected attachment to these communities. Interestingly, perceived negative social and environmental effects of film tourism did not indicate statistical causal relationships with the local residents’ beliefs about local development because residents may not tend to consider negative social or environmental effects seriously.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-360
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017


  • Attachment
  • community
  • development
  • film
  • TV drama/film production set

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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