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Tourism ministry gives e-tour to UN delegates

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 12, 2013
First Published: 01:42 IST(12/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:44 IST(12/4/2013)

Going for an international event? How about transporting yourself on a virtual journey weeks before the actual event. The ride from airport, hotel check-in, sightseeing, shopping — all captured in such a manner that if you had decided to skip the event, you’ll be forced to think again.

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This is what tourism minister K Chiranjeevi has done for the delegates of the United Nation World Tourism Organsiation (UNWTO) conference, which begins in Hyderabad from Friday.

The three-day conference will also coincide with the 25th joint meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia.  About 200 delegates from 29 countries are expected to attend the event.

“I wanted the delegates to get a feel of the country they were coming to,” Chiranjeevi told HT.

This video will make them experience what we have planned for them a few weeks before they come to India, he said adding, “It might be because of this enticing video that for the first time in recent years all member countries have confirmed their participation.”


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