Jul 15, 2011

Jordan eyes Bollywood!!

JORDAN, a country where tourism is the main stay, is now looking to Indian cinema makers to visit Jordan for shootings to give a fillip to the sagging tourist numbers, according to a top official of Jordan Tourism Board.

“We have approached some producers in India
asking them to shoot in Jordon.Some have also visited the place to study the locations.We see a big potential in Bollywood,“ said Nayef H AlFayes, board-managing director. The country had played host for many Holly Sanjay Austa wood production houses, said Al-Fayes.

Incidentally, Egypt, which had its campaigns last week to boost tourism, too said it will look up to the film crews for a fillip to their tourism industry, which accounted for 12 per cent of the GDP . Al-Fayes said the financial slowdown in the US and Europe hit the tourist flow to Jordan hard.

Now a days, the average stay for Indian tourists in Jordan is about 2.9 days and Jordan is making efforts to increase it by introducing family packages and repositioning itself as a `religious and spiritual destination'.


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