At the Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach in Mumbai, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, officially inaugurated the fifth Global Film Tourism Conclave (GFTC). In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organised the fifth GFTC with the subject “Unleashing the Power of Cinematic Tourism.”
- For Film Commissions, Tourism Boards, and Production Houses, GFTC offers a distinctive platform for promoting their sites, incentives, and services to the thriving Indian film industry. When a spectator is persuaded to travel to a specific site after seeing it in a movie, this is known as film tourism.
- According to Mr. Naqvi, both Indian and international films have contributed significantly to spreading a relevant message about the dangers of terrorism, violence, and extremism.
- These movies are needed now since they may not only entertain but also have a significant social impact.
- The Minister also emphasised the value of the film industry and its contribution to national and international economies.
- The Indian film business earns about Rs. 48 thousand crore at international box offices.
- Shri Naqvi also praised the nation’s directors, producers, writers, performers, and technicians for their work in bringing Indian cinema to foreign markets.
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- Union Minister for Minority Affairs: Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi