Arunachal Pradesh invites filmmakers to shoot in the region

first_imgShruti Dugar | Kolkata  While exhibiting at OTM 2018, Tater Mize, District Tourist Officer, Government of Arunachal Pradesh highlighted the destination’s breathtakingly beautiful and scenic landscapes and invited film producers to shoot in the region.“Actor John Abraham is already the Brand Ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh. The tourism department is also working extensively on promoting film tourism. The last movie shot was Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, the cast and crew of which were provided with accommodation and on-ground facilitation. Arunachal Pradesh is the state with hidden treasures and is a ‘must-visit’ travel destination in India,” he added.Speaking to Travel News Digest, Mize elaborated that Arunachal Pradesh is spread over 83,743 sq km and 80% of that area is still dense in forests. The state is rich in flora and fauna, and is proud to have the largest area of orchids in Asia. It also houses many rare species of birds, butterflies, flora and unique medicinal plants.Mize also pointed out that taking the government’s initiative to promote tourism and create more employment opportunities forward; the tourism department is promoting homestays in the region as well. The government is also working to train, educate and raise awareness among all the stakeholders. They are also giving subsidies of INR 5 lakhs each for the development of homestays.2017 witnessed more than 4,00,000 domestic travellers and 6,000 international travellers to Arunachal Pradesh. Top countries amounting to outbound travel were America, England, Australia & New Zealand.Speaking about the travel show, Mize asserted, “Exhibiting at OTM has been very eventful for us. We were acquainted with quality buyers and were able to conclude business on positive note. We’re hopeful that we have made good networking opportunities.”last_img

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