Category: Film Tourism

Portugal lures film producers with revamped incentives

A bevy of international productions is heading to Portugal, lured by its unique light, landscapes and a revamped 25-30% cash-rebate scheme. With a 30% rebate, Portugal competes with territories such as UK, Hungary and France, and may expand to their levels. Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” benefited from the incentives; upcoming productions […]

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Australia increases location shooting incentives to film foreign movies

Australia is to nearly double its federal incentives in a bid to enable and motivate foreign films to be shot in the country. The news was announced by Julie Bishop, Minister for foreign affairs. Expected to be valued at USD 106 million (Australian dollar 140 million) over the four years from the 2019-20 financial year, […]

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Slovenia offers exciting policies to promote film tourism

Like the previous year, the Slovenian Film Centre, together with the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) and the Ministry of Culture, in a bid to attract foreign filmmakers to Slovenia continued all their efforts aiming to present Slovenia as a destination for filmmakers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, one of the major European film festivals. […]

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Ranveer Singh flags off “Ranveer on Tour” train in Switzerland

Actor Ranveer Singh, who was roped in as the official brand ambassador of Switzerland Tourism, has been dedicated a special ‘Ranveer Singh on Tour’ train, by a Swiss travel company on one of its trains though temporarily. Launched by Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System, it is done to honour the actor’s contribution towards […]

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Gujarat to organise the first ever International Children Film Festival

In a first, an International Children Film Festival in Gujarat is being planned by the Government of Gujarat. The state tourism department plans this festival in order to attract more tourists and also cater to the locals. Most probably the International Children Film Festival would be organised either before the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit […]

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Korean Government launches Spring Travel Week

Showcases famous destinations featured in Korean movies and TV shows Spring Travel Week has been launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea for 16 days from late April to early May. The Spring Travel Week introduced travel destinations and programs based on locations featured in popular Korean movies and TV shows. […]

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Ritz Hotel in Hyderabad now open to shoot films

Currently, under the possession of Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation, 103-year-old Ritz Hotel of Hyderabad is now open to shoot films. Though the Hotel has been a location for several films in the 1990’s, the tourism department has started renting it out for film shootings recently. “We are ready to give access of the premises […]

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West Bengal Tourism mulling to frame film tourism policy

The Tourism Department of West Bengal is thinking of framing a film tourism policy which would promote West Bengal as a film tourism destination. “We are thinking of having a single window clearance for films so that we can invite filmmakers to shoot their films in the state,” said Swarupa Barua, Assistant Director, West Bengal […]

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Punjab to woo film-makers with upcoming Film Tourism Policy

According to an official of Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB), Punjab Tourism is drafting a new Film Tourism Policy in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). “We have already done our cultural policy and are now drafting a new Film Tourism Policy. We are doing it in collaboration with the National […]

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MRSS unveils knowledge report on film tourism at FICCI Frames 2018

MRSS released its Film Tourism report this year at FICCI Frames festival, known for its resplendent symposium of Media & Entertainment, Digital Media and Advertisement. The fest was inaugurated on March 4, which saw the presence of luminary names from the industry. The evening commenced with lighting of lamp by Smriti Irani, Union Minister; Karan […]

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