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Third season of Game of Thrones sparks increase in bookings of Iceland and Morocco Holidays

The US TV show Game of Thrones is proving to be so popular that avid fans are now taking Iceland and Morocco holidays to visit the filming locations that were feature in the show's third season. Laterooms.com revealed that hotel bookings in both Morocco and Iceland have soared since the launch of the third series.

Third season of Game of Thrones sparks increase in bookings of Iceland and Morocco Holidays

The Game of Thrones TV show in the United States has become so popular that fans are travelling to the show's filming locations to see the iconic landscapes that were featured in the third season.

Laterooms.com has revealed that more travellers have taken Iceland and Morocco holidays since the third season of the show was launched and hotels have seen a high increase in bookings.

The show returned to TV screen on Easter Monday and featured scenes in Morocco and Iceland. Both destinations have recorded rise in bookings as avid fans visit the places where the medieval city scenes and stunning glacier exteriors were shot.

Morocco hotels recorded a significant boost in visitor arrivals in the desert town of Ouarzazate where the scenes of Khaleesi and her journey with the Dothraki were filmed and the region's hotel bookings were up by 100 per cent.

Fans of the show's hunky leading character Jon Snow were keen to walk in his footsteps in Iceland after the character had a scene battling the cold in the area around Lake Mývatn near Akureyri. Since the start of the third series, Late Rooms recorded a 13 per cent rise in hotel bookings in Iceland.

"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," explained Lynda Matthews, the Offline Marketing Manager for Late Rooms.

"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."

Morocco is a country in North Africa located south of Spain with a coastline stretching across both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

For many years Morocco has been a leading filming location for hundreds of movies over the decades because of its traditional medieval architecture and vast desert landscapes. Popular films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Casablanca, Sahara, Gladiator, Babel, and Kingdom of Heaven have encouraged fans to take holidays to Morocco to walk in the footsteps of Hollywood stars and get close to the featured sights and attractions.

In Morocco, tourists can explore the medieval city of Fez; the movie-famous city of Casablanca that is also home to Morocco's largest mosque, The King Hassan II; and the traditional souks, spice markets and historical ruins of the capital, Marrakech.

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