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Incredible India, Theme of India Pavilion at World Travel Mart

Besides, showcasing India's various tourism products, this year, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the Statue of Unity

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A total of 32 stakeholders, including state governments, Union Territory administrations, Air India, IRCTC, hotels, wellness resorts and tour operators are participating as co-exhibitors, according to a statement. Wikimedia Commons

The Ministry of Tourism is participating in the three-day World Travel Market (WTM) in London with its pavilion featuring a number of activities, like yoga demonstration, henna application, food tasting, turban tying and saree tying.

The India pavilion, at the November 4-6 WTM, has as its theme ‘Incredible India – Find the Incredible India’.

A total of 32 stakeholders, including state governments, Union Territory administrations, Air India, IRCTC, hotels, wellness resorts and tour operators are participating as co-exhibitors, according to a statement.

Besides, showcasing India’s various tourism products, this year, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the Statue of Unity are also being promoted and publicized at the India Pavilion.

Incredible India, Theme, India Pavilion
The India pavilion, at the November 4-6 WTM, has as its theme ‘Incredible India – Find the Incredible India’. Wikimedia Commons

The Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Yogendra Tripathi is leading the official delegation, which includes Additional Director General (Tourism) Rupinder Brar.

The India Pavilion was inaugurated on Monday by Secretary (Tourism) and Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam.

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The WTM is one of the must-attend business-to-business exhibitions for the travel and tourism industry. In the last four decades, the WTM has grown into the world’s largest exhibition attracting over 5,000 exhibitors from 182 countries and more than 51,000 participants. (IANS)

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Tourism Ministry, Google Arts and Culture Bring Incredible India Campaign To VR

Google Arts and Culture, Tourism Ministry to explore Incredible India

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Google Arts and Culture has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to unveil a 360-degree virtual reality video for the global “Incredible India” tourism campaign.

As part of the partnership, Google Arts and Culture will provide users with an immersive 360-degree view of India’s heritage, festivity, spirituality and adventure.

The video will showcase users a 360-degree view of some of the most iconic destinations in India including Qutub Minar, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Vitthala Temples at Hampi and Goa’s easygoing vibe.

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Representational Image. Wikimedia commons

“India is an iconic destination that offers unique experiences of climate, geography, culture, art, literature and food. We want to give people in India and across the world an opportunity to immerse in our country’s rich heritage,” Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons said in a statement on Thursday.

“Through our partnership with Google, we want to engage new and global audiences and offer them immersive content in a never-before-seen manner,” Alphons added.

The video has been created using the best of 360-degree video capture technology, including Google’s Yi Halo camera and the music is inspired by the rhythms and melodies of the regions depicted in the video.

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For Google Cardboard users the experience will be even more gratifying as they can turn the 360 video into a fully immersive Virtual Reality experience.

“Through our partnership with Ministry of Tourism for their internationally acclaimed ‘Incredible India’ campaign, we want to bring new and global audiences to India’s rich heritage and history,” said Luisella Mazza, Head of Operations at Google Arts & Culture.  IANS