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Screen shot of Air New Zealand's new in flight videoPop-culture fans have traditionally been a great audience for travel. After all, what’s better than seeing those places on screen come to life?

New Zealand tourism skyrocketed from Lord of the Rings. Since the release of The Hobbit, they’re seeing even more visitors inspired by the films.

Swain Destinations just released three The Hobbit tours, which include visits to the Hobbiton village set in Rotarua, and film locations in Wellington, Queenstown, and other parts of New Zealand.

Stay tuned for the film about Grace Kelly where, you guessed it, Monaco is the other star.  Insight Vacations now has a tour of European principalities, including Monaco and the Republic of San Marino.

It’s not just the silver screen. Would you believe that Albuquerque has seen a surge in tourism? It’s all because of Breaking Bad. The show may be over, but ABQ Tours continues to takes fans to see familiar sites, and there are self-guided bike tours.

Game of Thrones fans will recognize the landscapes of Northern Ireland, where you can expect to see themed tours coming up in 2014.

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