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Turism i filmens värld: En fallstudie rörande tv-serien "Morden i Midsomers" potential som turismprodukt
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Tourism in the world of films : A case study concerning the “Midsomer murder” series potential as tourism product (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay notice film and TV-series as a resource, which can be utililized by the tourism industry. To be more concrete, the aim of this essay is to examine if and how the Television series “Midsomer murders” can be utilized as a tourism product. To fulfill the purpose of this essay, two different methods have been used: the study off literature and a content analyses, the later in form of a picture & film analyses. The results of this study showed that “Midsomer murders” have qualifications enough to be a successful tourism product. Among other things, tourism based on TV-series or film, seem to be right in time. The post-tourist accepts imagination and finds “authentic” meaning in experiences rather than in objects. The post-tourist even prefer and expects some form of imagination. ”Midsomer murders” as a tourism product, offers a stay based on fiction where rooms of “tourism” comprehend a stage where the tourist plays his part like an actor in the theatre. The plot in the series can be utilized through arranging role-playing, where the tourist is allowed to leave the daily life and assume new identities. The qualities of the post-tourist, easily correspond to those experiences, attractions and attributes offered by filmtourism. That is why the tourism product ”Midsomer murders” is right in time. Further, the plot, sceneries, actors and characters in “Midsomer Murders” can be utilized to create a lasting tourism product. The study also found that locals as well as private, governmental and municipal actors needs to be involved in the tourism planning in order for the tourism product to work efficiently. Agreements on writing guide books and to create an official ”fansite” need to be established by involving the producers and distributors of the series. The study also found that the village of Great Missenden as well as the village of Bledlow could serve as main attractions for the “Midsomer murder” tourism product.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Post-tourism, filmtourism, England, TV-series, Midsomer murders
Keyword [sv]
Post-turism, filmturism, England, tv-serier, Morden i Midsomer
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7625Local ID: TRM D-1OAI: diva2:424178
Subject / course
Tourism studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-01-03 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2012-01-11Bibliographically approved

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