Nominates the Season's Best Destination-Centric Movies Nominates the Season's Best Destination-Centric Movies

Award-nominated films offer inspiration for travel to Philadelphia, Paris and
Washington, D.C.

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood is preparing for the biggest
awards show of the season this week and the experts at® are giving
Americans some travel inspiration by highlighting a few of the great
destinations showcased in 2012's top award-nominated films.


"We are finding that travelers are using what inspires them to book a trip and
movies can provide great inspiration for planning a vacation," said Taylor L.
Cole, APR, travel expert for "For example, we found that the
release of Skyfall in October 2012 coincided with an increase in searches by
U.S. travelers for its filming locations of Istanbul and Shanghai – by 114
percent and 59 percent, respectively – during the month of its release
compared to the same period in 2011. The top nominated films of 2012 showcase
some of the world's most historic and culturally-rich cities. Fans of these
films may find that their perfect place is on the big screen right in front of


Filmed in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby, Silver Linings Playbook has
inspired Visit Philly to create a trip itinerary that lets travelers discover
many of the spots featured in Bradley Cooper's native hometown. Travelers can
enjoy live opera or ballet performances at the Kimmel Center for the
Performing Arts, or head to the Ballroom at Ben, where Jennifer Lawrence and
Bradley Cooper competed in their dance competition. Visitors can also stop in
for a buffet lunch at the ballroom's Palace at the Ben, which serves spicy
Northern Indian cuisine. Within walking distance of the Palace at the Ben is
the Le Meridien Philadelphia, which has a 4.5 guest review rating and is
currently part of a special deal on


"The City of Light" is perennially a top travel destination for Americans, but
Les Miserables may provide travelers with added inspiration to visit.
Travelers can immerse themselves in the culture, food and history of Paris
neighborhoods such as Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and The Marais. Visitors
may find themselves exploring the infamous Parisian Catacombs, Notre Dame or
the Louvre, or even strolling through the Tuileries Garden, where Victor Hugo
was first inspired to write Les Miserables. Stay at the Hotel Crayon (4.4
guest rating) in City Centre and just a few steps away from the Louvre.

Washington, D.C.

The abundance of national landmarks and tourist attractions that Washington,
D.C. offers makes it a great travel destination any time of the year, but the
release of Lincoln may inspire travelers to revel in the region's Civil War
history. Explore the Smithsonian Institute's Civil War 150 commemoration or
visit one of the two Civil War battlefields that are situated within 40 miles
of the city in Manassas, Va. and Frederick, Md. While there, travelers can
also book the "All About Abe" package at the Capitol Hill Hotel (4.5 guest
rating), which includes a tour of Ford's Theater National Historic Site and
The Peterson House, as well as tickets to President Lincoln's Cottage.

Have your heart set on visiting your favorite movie's iconic locations? "Wish
List" the cities on the Deals For You app on Facebook to be sure
you're always getting the best hotel deal and find out which friends have
already visited the destination to get their recommendations.

Press contacts:

Megan Tyrie – Finn Partners for
Phone: (212) 593-5815

Taylor L. Cole, APR North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442

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