IN PRINCIPLE APPROVAL FOR TWO EDMs BUT DATES A MAJOR PROBLEM 

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  • October 24, 2017
Panaji (Goa): As the peak tourist season is set to roll the carpet for scores of entertainment shows, Goa government has in principle granted permission to two new electronic dance music (EDM) festivals subject to conditions. 

Sources inform that since both the events are coinciding in the last week of December; the State Level Permission Committee (SLPC) has asked to look out for fresh dates.
 
“Both the festivals which are proposed to be held in December are clashing over the dates. The SLPC has thus asked the local firm to consider another date,” said an official. 
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DUDHSAGAR WATERFALL OPEN FOR VISITORS FROM TODAY

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  • October 13, 2017

Panaji (Goa) Goa’s famous Dudhsagar Fall is thrown open for visitors from today.

The tourism season in the State has commenced and the waterfall is one of the prime attractions, which is visited by thousands of tourists both foreign and domestic every year.

The entry to the waterfall was closed owing to the four month long monsoon season from June to September.

The State Forest department today announced that the Dudhsagar tourist circuit is open for visitors, while restricting the number of trips to 225 per day.

 The entry to the fall is between 8.30 am to 4.00pm in batches of 30 at hourly…

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GOA: INSPECTION OF SHACKS FROM TOMORROW

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  • October 10, 2017

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A joint team of Tourism Department, Goa State Pollution Control Room (GSPCB) and Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) will begin inspection of the shacks erected along the beachside for the ongoing tourist season.
Though not all the shacks, which were granted provisional license have come along the coastline; only those which have been completed will undergo the inspection from tomorrow, Tuesday.
Out of 98 percent provisional shack licenses allotted so far, less than 50 percent shack operators have been able to complete constructing the temporary owing to rains and lack of…

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GOA: GOA TOURISM POWERS AHEAD WITH TWO HONOURS AT NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS

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  • September 28, 2017

Panaji, September 27: The Goa Tourism carved itself a milestone this World Tourism Day. For the first time in its history, the state has bagged two prestigious National Awards for 2015-16– Most Innovative use of Information Technology: Social Media/Mobile App by Goa Tourism Development Corporation and Best State/UT Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India) (Third Prize – Joint Winner).

The two prestigious National Tourism Awards were presented to Goa by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi today. The award ceremony was presided over by the Minister of State (Independent…

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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

 

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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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