CULTIVATE GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF BIODIVERSITY AND BE A PART OF GOA’S TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY: CABRAL

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  • September 24, 2017
Panaji (Goa): The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has impressed on the Goa University (GU) students to cultivate greater knowledge about Goa’s rich and vast bio-diversity and be part of tourism sustainability for the growth and betterment of tourism in Goa.
During an interraction with the Botant student of GU, GTDC chairman Nilesh Cabral informed that Goa’s forest cover is higher than the national average with bio-diversity sites which are the most beautiful. “Today visitors from urban India including foreign tourists visit Goa to explore and experience this unique facet and you as young students can…

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GOA: WOW! RAINS BRING BACK RIVER RAFTING EXPERIENCE IN MHADEI

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  • September 20, 2017

Valpoi (Goa) The continuing rains in the coastal state has revived the White Water Rafting adventure in River Mhadei , a senior tourism department official has said.

The white water rafting which is an annual activity hosted by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) had to be stopped due to dry patch of the rains witnessed in the State. Goa is now witnessing incessant rain since last two days increasing the water levels in the Rivers.

GTDC has said that the white water rafting will commence in Mhadei river basin from September 21 onwards.

“The rainfall has revived during last 48 hours and there…

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GOA: TREKKING EXPEDITION TO TONIR CASCADE IN SATTARI

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  • September 14, 2017

 

PANAJI

The Monsoon Trekking Expedition by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be conducted at Tonir Cascade, located in the Sattari taluka on Sunday, September 17.

The trekking distance is four kilometers one way. Transport arrangements have been made from Margao Residency at 8 am, Mapusa Residency at 8:30 am and Paryatan Bhavan Patto Panaji at 9 am.

Registration fee is Rs 750/- (inclusive of transport, site-seeing and tour)

Veg and Non Veg lunch will be provided to the participants.

For more details contact Yogesh Naik, GTDC – 9226220666

 

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TOURISM DEPT BEGINS GROUND EXERCISE FOR SETTING UP INFRASTRUCTURE IN COASTAL BELTS

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  • September 13, 2017

Panaji (Goa) The State Tourism department has begun conducting site inspections along various coastal belts to be developed central government’s Swadesh Darshan scheme.

Earlier this week, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar conducted the site inspection at Betul and adjourning beach areas along with local MLA and leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar. The MLA placed various beautification works required to be undertaken along the coastal area.

On Wednesday, Ajgaonkar along with Minister for Housing Jayesh Salgaonkar inspected the Coco beach in Nerul and the Quedevelim beach and the area near Reis Magos fort.

Discussions were held in regards the feasibility of implementing various beautification projects…

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CM CONVENES CRUCIAL MEETING ON TOURISM TOMORROW

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  • September 10, 2017

Panaji  (Goa): Chief Minister Parrikar is expected to chair a high level meeting on Monday to deliberate on serious issues concerning tourism

The meeting that comes in wake of drowning cased and drug related offenses along the coastal stretch, will also be attended by Minister for Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar, Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma along with tourism stakeholders to deliberate and chalk out an action plan to curb various nuisances and unprecedented incidents of drownings, brawls, drunken driving etc in the state.
The meeting will also discuss on framing guidelines to control the referred issues…

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GOA: TOURISM DEPARTMENT SAYS GOA IS SAFE FOR TOURISTS

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  • September 6, 2017

Panaji (Goa) The Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar today categorically stated that Goa is a safe destination for tourists both foreign and domestic and the law of the land is strong enough to protect and safeguard tourists in Goa.

 

While certain countries may have concerns over safety and security of their nationals visiting Goa, Mr. Ajgaonkar said, “Goa has taken every measure to ensure that tourists who visit the State are safe. Measures have been taken to enhance the safety and security of tourists so that they enjoy a trouble free vacation in the State.”

 

“I have always maintained right from the time that I took over as the minister for tourism that whatever rules and regulations are in force in the state for the…

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SOON DRINKING IN GLASS BOTTLES ON BEACHES TO BE BANNED

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  • September 5, 2017
Panaji  (Goa): The Goa government has finally heeded to the demands of the beach shack operators to ban drinking in glass bottles on yge beaches. Minister for Tourism, Manohar Ajgaonkar has directed the Department of Tourism to work out a mechanism to bring in the necessary measures within the ambit of the law.
Thd directions came during a meeting with beach shack owners when the Shack Owners Welfare Society called on the minister to deliberate on various issues ahead of the season.
Cruz Cardozo, President of the Association raised concerns over beach cleaning and urged…

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GOA: COASTAL CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH AND SOUTH GOA WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE YEAR:  AJGAONKAR

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  • September 4, 2017

 

PANAJI (GOA)

 A high level meeting was convened by the Department of Tourism and chaired by Minister for Tourism, comprising of coastal taluka MLAs and village panchayat sarpanchs who today unanimously resolved to complete all tourism related infrastructure development projects under Swadesh Darshan within a period of one year.

While the first phase  of the Coastal Circuit  Development Plan covering  beaches of North Goa will be completed within the next six months,  projects envisaged under the  second  phase of  the Coastal Circuit Development  covering  beaches in South Goa is proposed to be  completed within the next one year.

Site inspections for identification of areas for setting up of public conveniences namely toilets, changing rooms, locker facilities on…

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GOA: GTDC’S TREKKING EXPEDITION TO TAYDEM WATERFALLS

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  • August 31, 2017

PANAJI (GOA): The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be organising a trekking expedition on September 3, Sunday, to Taydem waterfalls situated inside Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

The trek is expected to be easy and adventurous with a distance of 6 kms one way. The total distance from Panaji to the destination is 65 kms by bus. Veg and non-veg lunch will be provided to the participants.

The charges per head are Rs 750 inclusive of lunch, transport and guiding.

Transport will leave from Mapusa Residency at 8:00 am and from Margao Residency…

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GOA: CAG SLAMS TOURISM DEPARTMENT FOR FAILING TO CLAIM CENTRAL VALUE ADDED TAX, LOSSES WORTH RS 1.40 CRORE

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  • August 9, 2017

Panaji (Goa): The Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) of India has slammed the Goa Tourism Department for failing to claim the Central Value Added Tax (CENVAT) while filing the service tax returns as it ultimately missed a refund of Rs 1.40 crore.
The department had not filed service tax returns up to year 2013-14 and on receipt of notice from the Central Excise Department (April 2015), it filed the half yearly returns for the year 2014-15 in April 2015. The half yearly returns for the year 2015-16 were filed in October 2015 and June 2016. “The DoT however did not…

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