ONLY ‘GOOD TOURISTS’ WELCOME TO GOA: AJGAONKAR

AGENCIES|PANAJI Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar today urged tourists not to misbehave with women under the influence of alcohol while praising the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s announcement of fines for drinking and littering in public. Ajgaonkar also said that only those disciplined ‘good tourists’ were welcome in Goa, who were willing to preserve the state’s culture, natural beauty. “We urge people and tourists…

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GTDC TO CONDUCT TREKKING EXPEDITION TO SHIVLING WATERFALLS, SATTARI ON JULY 22

PANAJI    The next edition of GTDC’s Monsoon Trekking Expedition will be conducted at Shivling, Sattari on July 22.   This trek takes you to a lesser known destination in Sattari with a walking stretch of 4 kilometres one way which promises to be easy and adventurous.   The trekking expedition is open to all.   Transport arrangements have been made from Mapusa and Margao at 7.30 a.m. and from Panaji at 8.30 a.m. Pick up arrangements from Old Goa, Banastari and Sakhali will also be available.  …

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FOUNDATION STONES LAID FOR TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AT COLVA, BENAULIM

  Panaji   Goa Minister for Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar in the presence of Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao on Tuesday laid the foundation stones at Colva and Benaulim beaches for tourism infrastructure development which will upgrade the profile and beauty of South Goa’s two most popular shores.    Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Nilesh Cabral in a written message said, “I am extremely…

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GTDC’s SUNDAY MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION HEADS TO BUDRUK SHELOP–SATTARI ON JULY 15

PANAJI   GTDC’s Sunday monsoon trekking expedition heads to Budruk Shelop on Sunday, July 15. The place is known for its small seasonal cascades, which is bursting rich with Goa ’s bio-diversity at this time of the year. One can get the thrills of soaking oneself at the different cascades of Budruk Shelop. This Sunday’s trek also has a mix of history and adventure.  For those who would like to relish a slice of history,  a visit to the BRAHMA TEMPLE at BRAHMAKARMALI…

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149th EDITION OF MAHINDRA GREAT ESCAPE TO KICK OFF FROM JULY 7

PANAJI Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) will kick off the 149th edition of the Great Escape from July 7 to 8 in Goa under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand. According to a statement here on Thursday, around 50 4-wheel-drive and 2-wheel-drive vehicles from the Mahindra stable will manoeuvre the challenging route of 40 kms. The Great Escape will see participation…

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GTDC ORGANISES TREK TO MHADEI– HUKYACHI KHADI THIS SUNDAY

PANAJI   GTDC’s  4th Sunday Monsoon Trek for the season is all set to take off to Hukyachi  Khadi on Sunday, July 8.   This small seasonal cascade is located near  Kumthad village, just 10 kms off Valpoi in Sattari taluka of  Goa. On arrival at Sanvorde, trekkers will have to walk for approximately  4.5 kms through rubber plantations, semi-forested areas, running rivulets,  enjoy a fun-filled river crossing experience and reach Hukyachi Khadi.   The locale gives one an opportunity to chill out, explore the…

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GTDC’s APP BASED TAXI SERVICE ‘GOAMILES’ TO BE LAUNCHED NEXT MONTH

PANAJI Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s (GTDC) taxi app ‘GOAMILES’ is all set to launch next month. Currently, the app is in final stages of testing in actual conditions. 2800 licensed taxi drivers in Goa have already expressed interest in using the app and the number is expected to grow further as passenger demands swell. The project is expected to bring…

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PROMOTING CRUISE TOURISM COULD BOOST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN GOA: PARIXIT PAI FONDEKAR

PANAJI Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari’s recent push for the promotion of cruise tourism could boost employment in the sector, the promoter of a Goa-based culinary training institute has said. Addressing a press conference here, Parixit Pai Fondekar, who heads the American College of Culinary and Language Arts also said that an employment boom was expected in the cruise liner industry. “The…

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TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO CRACKDOWN ON ROADSIDE KITCHENS OF TOURISTS

PANAJI Goa government has decided to crack down on ‘makeshift kitchen’ adopted by groups of tourist who visit Goa. Such groups are often seen carrying their cooking items along and cook anywhere and eat leaving the area dirty. Transport department will now keep a strict vigil on tourist vehicles that carry cylinder, kerosene and other materials while entering the state. Director…

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GOA HAWAII TO BECOME SISTER STATES: PARRIKAR

PANAJI Goa and Hawaii will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) making them sister states, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today after the Cabinet formally approved the proposal. “Goa is going to sign sister state agreement. The Cabinet has given approval. The process started when I was Defence Minister,” said Parrikar.  “(Hawaiian) Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has a keen interest in Indian…

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