‘PARYATAN PARV’ TO COMMENCE IN GOA FROM SEPT 16

  Panaji   The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, in collaboration with IHM-Goa and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) are all set to organize ‘Paryatan Parv’ commencing from September 16 to 27, 2018.   This is the second year that Paryatan Parv is being organised after a successful edition last year. According to a statement on Friday, the objective of the…

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JAPAN & GOA TO PROMOTE TOURISM TIES

Consul-General of Japan Ryoji Noda on Thursday called on Menino D’souza, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, where they discussed a wide range of issues to boost tourism ties between the two regions. During the meeting, the two officials discussed on various initiatives that could be taken up for the development of tourism. Tourists from Japan have been visiting Goa…

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GTDC’s MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION HEADS TO NANELI WATERFALLS ON SEPTEMBER 9

PANAJI   Nestled in the Mhadei waterfalls, Naneli is another unexplored forest, and it’s the home of  Naneli waterfalls too. A seasonal waterfall, not very tough to access and the view from the top is spectacular.   Pack your trekking bags and head towards an easy and adventurous trek amidst nature and picturesque landscapes. Hurry, only 30 bookings left!!   One has to trek 3 kilometres to reach Naneli…

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GOVT TO ALLOCATE BEACH SHACKS BEFORE SEPT 15: TOURISM MINISTER

AGENCIES|PANAJI The Goa government has decided to complete allocation of beach shacks by September 15, ahead of the arrival of foreign tourists in October, tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar said today. The first chartered flight of the season is arriving in Goa in the first week of October. Ajgaonkar said allotment of shacks would be done in a time-bound manner before September 15. Beach…

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600 GOAN LIFEGUARDS UNDERGO TRAINING TO HANDLE INJURED MARINE LIFE

PANAJI As many as 600 lifeguards in Goa have been trained as first responders to handle injured marine animals or their carcasses washed ashore, said Drishti Marine, a private beach management agency tasked with safeguarding Goa’s beaches. “Drishti Marine lifeguards are the front-line responders to injured marine wildlife along Goa’s coast and can assist the Forest Department in the rescue efforts…

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GTDC’s MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION HEADS TO MAINAPI WATERFALLS ON AUGUST 19

PANAJI GTDC takes you to Mainapi which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Netravali. Mainapi waterfall is around 14km from Netravali village and is in its full glory in this monsoon season which goes on to stay alive until the end of February. When most waterfalls of the Western Ghats reduce to a trickle during the peak of summer,…

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RICKSHAWS, MOTORCYCLE PILOTS TO BE INCLUDED IN ‘GOAMILES’ APP: NILESH CABRAL

PANAJI Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) chairman Nilesh Cabral today said that autorickshaw drivers and motorcycle pilots would be brought under its taxi-app ‘Goamiles’ in the next phase. The ‘Goamiles’ app was launched on August 6. So far total 12,000 people have downloaded the app. “Rickshaws and motorcycles will also be brought under the app in the next phase,” Cabral told reporters. Chairman admitted…

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GTDC’s APP-BASED TAXI SERVICE ‘GOAMILES’ LAUNCHED

  PANAJI   Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday launched Goa’s first and exclusive mobile app-based taxi service ‘Goamiles’ at the Secretariat complex in Porvorim Speaking at the launch, Parrikar said, “Goa can now take tourists for miles through the new app-based taxi service which will be affordable and give travellers a comfortable journey from the time they arrive till they leave. I congratulate Goa Tourism for launching…

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GOVT TO RE-TENDER AMPHIBIOUS BUS PROJECT: TOURISM MINISTER

AGENCIES|PANAJI Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Thursday told the state legislative assembly that the bidder selected for the amphibious bus service project has backed out due to the inordinate delay in obtaining the requisite permissions, Ajgaonkar added that the project would be re-tendered and a new bidder would be selected. “As the process of obtaining the permissions took a considerable amount…

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GOA’S TOURISM MASTER PLAN, POLICY TO BE READY IN 4 MONTHS: AJGAONKAR

PANAJI Tourism master plan and policy would be ready in the next three to four months, tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told the Legislative Assembly today. Ajgaonkar said the master plan, as well as the policy, would be prepared keeping in mind the draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2018. He said the master plan and the policy were currently being drafted by…

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