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Tourism Ministry and Google launches 360-degree Virtual Reality experience video on Incredible India

Google Arts & Culture in partnership with Ministry of Tourism has unveiled 360-degree virtual reality (VR) video for global ‘Incredible India’ tourism campaign. As part of it, Google Arts & Culture will provide users with immersive 360-degree view of India’s heritage, festivity, spirituality and adventure.

Key Facts

The video showcases 360-degree view of some of most iconic destinations in India including Delhi’s Qutab Minar, Hampi’s Vitthala Temples, Amritsar’s Golden Temple and Goa’s easygoing vibe. The video has been created using best of 360-degree video capture technology, including Google’s Yi Halo camera and music in the video has been inspired by rhythms and melodies of regions depicted in it.

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India wins Best Exhibitor Award at ITB – Berlin

India won Best Exhibitor Award at ITB–Berlin World Tourist Meet convened at Berlin, Germany. More than 100 countries had participated in the mega meet with their respective Tourism Ministers.

India was represented by Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism Mr K. J. Alphons along with Tourism Ministry officials. India’s Incredible India (Ministry of Tourism) presented short film named “Yogi of the Racetrack” in the meet. The short film had received 3.2 million hits in 60 hours.

ITB Berlin

The ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) is world’s largest tourism trade fair. It is represented by companies from tourism sector including hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies. The fair takes place annually in March at Messe Berlin and always has official partner country.

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