Ski resort set to welcome James Bond

Head to Austria to rub shoulders with Bond

Booking a winter break in Austria could give holidaymakers the chance to rub shoulders with the stars of Spectre, the latest Bond movie, as well as a licence to ski.

With filming for the 24th 007 film set to begin in and around the ski resort of Solden in mid-January, Bond actor Daniel Craig and his co-stars are likely to be ordering their travel money around now.

Among the other stars British holidaymakers could catch a glimpse of are Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz, as well as the film’s Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes.

Solden is situated in the Otztal valley in the Tyrol region of Austria and was chosen as a location by Mendes after alternatives in Italy and Norway were considered.

Filming is set to take place on 22 days and, at its peak, will bring a cast and crew of more than 500 people to the ski resort.

Locals are hoping that the arrival of Spectre will boost tourism and also result in more films being made in the area in the future.

Due for release in late 2015, Spectre will see Daniel Craig making his fourth appearance as the iconic British secret agent.

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