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Tolkien tourism is a phenomenon of fans of The Lord
of the Rings and The Hobbit fictional universe
travelling to sites of film- and book-related
significance. It is especially remarkable in New
Zealand, site of the movie trilogy filming.
Many of the locations have been preserved and altered
to encourage the tourism that makes up a significant
portion of the country’s economy.
Currently New Zealand is negotiating with Peter
Jackson and New Line Cinema, the films' producers, to
construct a permanent Lord of the Rings museum for
some of the 40,000 props and costumes now
warehoused in New Zealand.
The annual tourist influx to New Zealand jumped
from 1.7 million in 2000 to 2.4 million in 2006 - a 40 %