For a small percentage of destinations, popularity and notoriety can happen virtually overnight. How? Usually thanks to Hollywood or major television networks. Film and TV destinations have popped up in most major cities around the globe, feeding upon the global love affair with entertainment tourism.
Trending destinations like Rome, Paris, and New York have played host to so many production sets that just about any street you walk down has probably been used in a movie or television show at some point. For smaller, lesser-known destinations, sometimes all it takes is just ONE hit blockbuster or popular TV show and the destination is suddenly firmly planted on the radar of fans.
Here are eight examples of destinations that became popular thanks to a movie or TV show: