Shah Rukh Khan to promote Bengal tourism?

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jan 27, 2015 16:21 IST

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan will feature in the forthcoming new tourism televison campaign for West Bengal. "We have decided to keep Shah Rukh Khan as a part of our new campaign which is being worked out. The new TVC will be ready within next three months," West Bengal tourism secretary Ajit Ranjan Bardhan said when asked about the actor's involvement.

He said O&M has been appointed for a three-year period with an annual fee of Rs 75 lakh to plan the new tourism campaign to attract tourists and also help in branding Bengal. "The total budget has not yet been freezed," Bardhan said on the sidelines of media briefing for forthcoming tourism event, Destination East organised by CII. In order to give a boost to the tourism sector, the state government has appointed tourism sector global consultants HVS that has provided consulting services and solutions in more than 60 foreign countries for hotels, mixed-use, shared ownership and leisure assets.

Park Hotels is investing Rs 600 crore for a new hotel on an EM Bypass property which was acquired at Rs 135 crore, he said. The Destination East will be held on February 6-7 and some 25 countries are participating at the event.

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