Game of Thrones fans flock to Kings Landing after "The Bells"
Games of Thrones fans flock to King's Landing after "The Bells"
15 May 2019
It may have been left in ashes after an episode which saw the crushing of one queen and the madness of the other, but all is not lost for the scorned King’s Landing. Leading car rental provider, Avis UK, has revealed that searches for Dubrovnik, Croatia – the real-life location of King’s Landing - have increased by 124%* since the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones aired.
The dramatic episode included sweeping views of the stunning landscape in and around the city. King’s Landing has been set in the Croatian city since the critically-acclaimed series began, and with terracotta rooftops, a spectacular coastline and the ancient city wall overlooking the Adriatic Sea - also known as ‘Blackwater Bay’ – the setting is now instantly recognisable to fans. With the series ending next week, it seems viewers are keener than ever to visit the city which fell to the fire of Drogon.
Nina Bell, Managing Director, UK & Scandinavia, Avis Budget Group said of the findings:
“Whether it be fans of the show paying homage to King’s Landing or those who simply want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and Croatian culture on a road trip adventure - we expect the interest in this location, and others featured on Game of Thrones, to continue to grow even with the series coming to a close.”
Notes to editors
For further information, images and interview requests,
020 7343 3145
*Source: Searches on Avis UK site 12th to 13th May 2018 compared to 12th to 13th May 2019
About Avis Car Rental
Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in approximately 170 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis UK is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com