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VisitBritain Builds Bollywood App For Indian Visitors, For Navigating British Film Spots

@SamShankman

Mar 27, 2014 5:00 am

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A map on the Bollywood in Britain app highlights where famous Bollywood scenes were taped throughout the country. PlaceIt.net


In an effort to increase visitors from India, VisitBritain is appealing to Bollywood fans with a new app highlighting the country’s connection to beloved films.

The Bollywood in Britain (BiB) Destination Movie Map, available on Android and iOS, helps visitors plan their own Bollywood-themed tours with suggested routes and details on spots where famous scenes were taped.

British flags highlight attractions throughout the country that have been featured in the Bollywood movies. A description of every movie taped is included at each destination.

VisitBritain consciously created a tool that visitors can return to before ever planning a trip to Britain rather than a promotion or ad that comes and goes.

“India has a digitally savvy, young population, with one of the highest internet usage and smartphone penetrations in the world,”┬áVisitBritain marketing marketer Joss Croft said in a statement.

“This unique App will act as one of the best channels to engage and interact with potential visitors.”

VisitBritain predicts that annual Indian visitors will increase 25 percent from 2012 to reach 425,000 visits by 2016.

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