April 6, 2014

Will GoT Make Ireland the Next New Zealand?

Sam Shankman, Quartz

The Associated Press

Game of Thrones has attracted a cult following over the past three seasons and Ireland, where part of the series is filmed, wants a piece of the profits. After what Tourism Ireland describes as “months of negotiation” with HBO, the country is launching a Game of Thrones-themed campaign in time for the series’ season four debut.

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