The popularity of HBO’s now-finished assortment “Game of Thrones” has helped flip Croatia — one of the current’s foremost filming locations — right into a world tourism trip spot currently.
Starting on Friday, you might get to the home of King’s Landing straight from Philadelphia International Airport.
American Airlines will formally launch seasonal service to Dubrovnik, Croatia, and two totally different European areas — Berlin, Germany and Bologna, Italy.
The flights have been first launched remaining summer season as American Airlines continues to broaden house and worldwide service from its Philadelphia hub.
Dubrovnik has been a UNESCO World Heritage City since 1979, a distinction shared by Philadelphia after it was added to the world’s ranks in 2015. The Croatian metropolis has capitalized on the “Game of Thrones” hysteria by rising themed-tours of trendy locations from the current, along with the Red Keep, the House of the Undying and the setting of the Purple Wedding.
While Dubrovnik has always been a most popular trip spot for European vacationers, it has seen an uptick in the company from the United States and totally different parts of the world since “Game of Thrones” began filming there in 2011. Other locations of Croatia are moreover residence to iconic locations seen inside the HBO current.
Forbes reported that the Dubrovnik Tourist Board recorded a 7% improve in the company from 2017 to 2018. The influx has been so swift that the city’s mayor moved to cap the quantity of company to forestall overcrowding — and that was sooner than remaining yr’s surge.
If you want to make a “Game of Thrones” pilgrimage, the time to act is now. The seasonal steady flights from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik, Berlin, and Bologna will operate by means of Sept. 29.