Chandigarh, July 25th: Hon’ble Union Tourism Minister, Government of India Sh.Subodh Kant Sahai shall be the Chief Guest for the North India Cinematic Tourism Conclave to be held on 27th July, 2011 at Hotel Mountview. Being organized by the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with Northern India Management Association, the conclave shall have the participation of neighbouring states including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir for promotion of Cinematic Tourism in this region.
This cinematic conclave aims to promote the northern states as a cinematic hub. During the conclave, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, along with Himachal Pradesh would jointly promote cinematic tourism packages. The administrations of the respective states and the UT will pro-actively look into all concerned affairs to ease the information flow and provide logistical support to the crew.
The Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration manages Bollywood Facilitation Cell to provide ‘Single Window System’ for grant of permission for shooting at beautiful locations of the City Beautiful and security for the artists and crew with the support of Chandigarh Police. The Cell also assists film makers in identifying indoor and outdoor shooting locations as per the script , boarding & lodging, transport, local talent, equipment and ground arrangement to make shootings most facilitating. The emphasis would be laid to streamline the process to make this region a hub for the media, cinematic and television entertainment industry.
The Chandigarh Administration is focussing in a big way to promote Cinematic Tourism as Chandigarh is a hub of tourism and all Bollywood leading producers, Directors, Bollywood stars, T.V artists, T.V serial producers & Directors, theatre legends all converge in Chandigarh due to high level of connectivity of Chandigarh, Mumbai and Delhi. Hon’ble Union Tourism Minister Sh.Subodh Kant Sahai shall felicitate Awards of excellence honours in the various spheres of tourism like Innovative Travel Agent , Innovative Tour Operator, Innovative Tourist Transporter, Innovative Restaurant, Most Progressive Airline, Innovative Tourism Photographer, Innovative Tourist Shop, Innovative Spa, Creative Travel Writer, Creative Interior Designer, Creative Cultural Event, Creative Theatre Group, Innovative Cinematic Tourism, Innovative Baker & Confectioner, Innovative Medical Tourism, Innovative Golf Tourism Services, Innovative Health Tourism Services, Innovative Hospitality Institute, Innovative Tourism & Aviation Institute Facilitative and supportive role of Chandigarh Administration to promote cinematic tourism shall enable Film & TV serial producers to come to Chandigarh to shoot in the green and serene environs of the city beautiful.
Tourism Department Chandigarh is focussing on promotion of Cinematic tourism for better employment and economic generation & to accrue benefits to Film, TV serial & Album producers.