pp. Traveling to locations that have been featured in movies, TV shows, or other media.
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Set-jetting is the latest travel trend that puts you on the set of your favorite movies, TV shows or even book settings.
—“Set-Jetting,” WMAR (Baltimore), February 08, 2016
Move over Miller and do one Demelza — it's time for Exmoor's most famous heroine to star in a new blockbuster which would bring 'set-jetting' tourists to the Westcountry's 'best kept secret'.
—Simon Lockyer & Mike Bramhall, “Lorna Doone country yet to savour benefits of ‘set-jetting’,” Western Morning News (Plymouth, England), April 12, 2015
—“Set Jetting to the Filming Locations of 12 Iconic Sci-Fi Movies,” Huffington Post, August 15, 2014
2005 (earliest)
The biggest beneficiary of set-jetting has been New Zealand after the success of the Lord of the Rings films, followed closely by Alnwick Castle in Northumberland (Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films), the Yorkshire Dales (Calendar Girls), Thailand (The Beach) and Kefalonia in Greece (Captain Corelli's Mandolin). This year's set-jetter destination is predicted to be Italy's Amalfi coast, which features in A Good Woman starring Scarlett Johansson.
—“'Set-jetters' boost tourism,” The Guardian (London), August 09, 2005
This term is a clever play on jet-setting: the lifestyle and activities of the rich and beautiful cohort known as the jet set, a term that dates to 1949 (just five short years after the word jet was first used to refer to an aircraft powered by jet engines).