It seems that Game of Thrones fans just can’t contain their excitement when it comes to the most popular fantasy show on TV, as many want to walk in the footsteps of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen with a trip to Iceland or Morocco - the filming locations featured in season 3.
LateRooms.com reveals that hotels in the show's filming locations have seen a huge spike in bookings since the launch of its third season, some up to boosts of 100 per cent.
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.
HBO's hugely popular series returned to TV screens on Easter Monday, and hotels in Morocco and Iceland have seen a surge in bookings as fans flock to visit the places where the epic medieval city scenes and stunning glacier exteriors are shot.
The desert town of Ouarzazate in Morocco is where the scenes of Khaleesi and her journey with the Dothraki were filmed. This region has seen a staggering 100 per cent increase in hotel bookings as fans descend upon its exotic setting.
Scenes filmed in Iceland around Lake Mývatn near Akureyri show Jon Snow and the Men of The Night’s Watch battling to survive the cold and the ‘white walkers’. Therefore, Iceland continues to be a popular location from the show and has been helped by an extra 13 per cent of bookings from LateRooms.com customers.
Previously, hotels in Dubrovnik reported a similar trend as filming of the second series took place in the Croatian city, and LateRooms.com hotels there saw a healthy 28 per cent increase in bookings, in 2012.
Lynda Matthews, Offline Marketing Manager for LateRooms.com, said: "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.
"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."