The recent popularity of films and TV shows such as Downton Abbey, Endeavour, Snow White and the Huntsman, Skyfall, and Robin Hood, have not only raised the profile of Surrey as an excellent place for filming, they have also had a positive impact for the tourism industry with visitors keen to experience the magic of TV and Film on location.
The report ‘Quantifying Film and Television Tourism in England‘ produced by Olsberg•SPI for Creative England, in association with VisitEngland, looks at the impact of screen tourism across England that shows how filming locations are attracting domestic and overseas visitors in abundance. Key points:
- Screen tourists brought between £100 million-£140 million to the economy in 2014.
- The most popular locations can attract up to £1.6 million every year from international tourists.