Game of Thrones fans flock to hotels in fantastical filming locations
As the Game of Thrones third season gather pace, LateRooms.com today reveals that hotels in the show’s filming locations have seen a huge spike in bookings since the launch of the show’s third season last Monday, some up to 100%.
HBO’s hugely popular series returned to TV screens on Easter Monday, and hotels in Morocco and Iceland have seen a surge in bookings as fans flock to visit the places where the epic medieval city scenes and stunning glacier exteriors are shot.
Hotels on LateRooms.com in the desert town of Ouarzazate in Morocco have reported a staggering 100% increase as fans descend upon it as one of the main filming locations from the anticipated third series. Iceland continues to also be a popular location from the show, and has been helped by an extra 13% of bookings from LateRooms.com customers. Previously, hotels in Dubrovnik reported a similar trend as filming of the second series took place in the Croatian city, and LateRooms.com hotels there saw a healthy 28% increase in bookings in 2012.
“We are so pleased to see that the success of Game of Thrones is creating a knock on effect for our hotels in Morocco and Iceland”, commented Lynda Matthews, Offline Marketing Manager for LateRooms.com. “We have some great hotels near where the breathtaking action and scenery is filmed, and with so many Game of Thrones fans watching the new season, there is a short break with a suitably dramatic backdrop for them all!”