MUMBAI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The fifth Global Film Tourism Conclave was inaugurated on Friday in India's financial capital Mumbai with the theme "Unleashing the Power of Cinematic Tourism."
The conclave has been organized with the objective of providing a unique platform for Film Commissions, Tourism Boards and Production Houses to promote their locations, incentives and services to the vibrant Indian film industry.
Representatives from several tourism boards from Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey presented their incentive schemes for film shootings in their destinations.
Pointing out the significance of film contribution to economies across the world, India's Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who inaugurated the conclave said, "Box office collection of Hollywood movies is around 595 billion U.S. dollars. The worldwide earnings of the British film industry are about 41.9 billion U.S. dollars. Earnings of the Chinese film industry is around 32 billion U.S. dollars."
"Worldwide box office earning of Indian film industry is around 6.1 billion U.S. dollars," the minister said.