• Thursday, May 26, 2022


Spain’s Bollywood boost

SUMMER FUN: Tourists, including Indians, enjoy Barcelona and other Spanish destinations

By: Eastern Eye Staff

NATION JOINS FORCES WITH INDUSTRY TO AID TOURISM SPAIN is coaxing Indian movie-makers to use its colourful fiestas and historic monuments as settings for their films, in a move to grab a big- ger share of India’s fast-growing overseas tourism market. As part of its bid to lure visitors from the world’s second most populous country, Madrid last weekend hosted the annual International Indian Film Academy awards, dubbed the “Bollywood Oscars”. In global tourism, Spain ranks as the third most visited country, but it now wants to diversify its tourism base beyond the traditional northern European sunseekers that account for…

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