The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mumbai in cooperation with the tourism boards of the ASEAN countries and India, inaugurated a three-day film festival at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (Film Division).
Held between 9-11 August, the ASEAN-Indian Film Festival was one of the events being held to commemorate 2019 as the ASEAN-India Year of Tourism Cooperation.
In addition to the common history, cultural celebrations and religious connections; interestingly, the ASEAN countries also celebrate their national days during the month of August. Alongside showcasing the common ties among the countries, the objective of this festival was also to highlight the potential film tourism in these countries.
Cholada Siddhivarn, director of TAT in Mumbai shared insights on the growing prospects of film tourism and urged the guests to explore Thailand and ASEAN countries for filming opportunities. The festival showcased select films from ASEAN countries which was a treat for both tourism and film lovers.