From 4th to 6th of May 2017, I had privilege to participate on 4th International Scientific Conference TOURISM AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES that took place in Opatia. Conference is organized by Faculty of tourism and Hospitality management in Opatija, University of Rijeka.
I have presented research paper FILM AS A CREATIVE INDUSTRY CONSTITUENT AND ITS IMPACTS ON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: EVIDENCE FROM CROATIA, in co-authorship with prof. Lidija Petrić, PhD, and PhD Smiljana Pivčević.
After double blind review process, paper has been accepted for publishing in Conference Proceedings, indexed in Thomson Reuters – WOS Core Collection – CPCI (Conference Proceedings Citation Index), Cabi Publishing – CAB Direct, EBSCO – Hospitality & Tourism Complete, ProQuest – ABI/INFORM Global.
ANTE MANDIĆ, MA, Assistant
Prof. PETRIĆ LIDIJA, PhD.
Ass.prof. PIVČEVIĆ SMILJANA, PhD.
Purpose – Creative economy leverages creativity, technology, culture and innovation in fostering inclusive and sustained economic growth and development (UNCTAD, 2015). The relationship between film as a part of creative economy and tourism industry, recently coined to a new phenomenon named film tourism, are multifold. Starting from this premise, this paper aims to: (1) give a theoretical framework of the creative economy and film industry as its constituent; (2) explain their trends and impacts on the global economy; (3) explain the concept of film tourism and its impacts on the local economy; (4) give a review of the film tourism state of art in Croatia; and (5) propose policy measures so as to enhance the effects of film tourism in Croatia.
Findings – This paper primarily focuses on analysis of film industry and its contribution to the growth of tourism industry, with Croatia as an object of research.
Contribution – Relations between film and tourism industry will be shown through specific theoretical model. Its empirical contribution lies in providing comprehensive analysis of the multiple effects of these interrelations. Practical contribution is about to be achieved by a number of policy proposals aimed at utilizing Croatian resources by way of film tourism industry.
Keywords: Creative economy; Film tourism; Impacts; Croatia