Indians love to travel, especially abroad. The destination is a sign of status symbol and whoever can afford to go for a trip usually manages to go to some exotic location abroad. Savvy tourism officials have noticed the clout Bollywood celebrities exercise over choice Indians make when choosing a holiday destination.
Earlier it was the locations featured in the Bollywood songs, not its the celebrities endorsing the countries. Several actors have been chosen as brand ambassadors by various countries to promote tourism and drive Indians tourist traffic to their country.
1. Ranveer Singh : Switzerland Tourism
Ranveer Singh has been named the new Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism. According to ht report, Ranveer said “I had such a great time on my trip to Switzerland this summer! I did some crazy things like sky diving and paragliding. Now that I am the official Brand Ambassador of Switzerland Tourism, I am just raring to go back in the winter and see what it looks like in the snow. I can’t wait to try the slopes of St. Moritz and Titlis Engelberg. It will be so much fun,”
He is in charge of promoting Switzerland Tourism’s campaign for 2017 -Naturally, this should have an impact!
2. Sidharth Malhotra: New Zealand
Young and dashing Bollywood actor Sidharth is is the Tourism ambassador for New Zealand. In 2015, after he was chosen the ambassador, he visited the country and had a great experience there.
3. Ajay Devgn& Kajol : Andhra Pradesh
Good Looking reel and real life couple of Bollywood Ajay & kajol are the Andhra Pradesh tourism as the state tries to promote tourism to generate additional income.
4. Shah Rukh Khan: West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee chose Shah Rukh Khan as a state tourism ambassador. ambassador. This was quite a sensible choice given that the superstar owns the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders , the winner of IPL 2012.
5. Amitabh Bachchan: Gujarat
Amitabh Bachchan is currently the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism and Gujarat is the 6th largest state in India. The campaigns for Gujarat have been a major hit with people, Amitabh Bachchan lent his iconic voice to various radio ads for the same. Anyone would be tempted to visit the scenic state after watching a convincing message from Senior Bachchan.
6. Prachi Desai: Goa
Goa presents a somewhat different representation of the country to foreign visitors and it is India’s smallest state. The brand ambassador of Goa Tourism is young actress Prachi Desai.
7. Kangana Ranaut: Himachal pradesh
Himachal Pradesh tourism draws most of the honeymoon couples all round the year. Kangana Ranaut was roped in as the brand ambassador of Himachal Pradesh to promote tourism and environment.
8. Akshay Kumar: Canada
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, and today is one of the superstars in Bollywood. Akshay is currently the brand ambassador of Canada.
9. John Abraham: Arunachal Pradesh
Model-turned-actor John is currently the brand ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh and he says he has always been fascinated with Northeast India.
10. Saif Ali Khan: Britain
The national tourism agency of Britain has roped in actor Saif Ali Khan to promote an India-centric campaign to promote tourism and environment.