IN PRINCIPLE APPROVAL FOR TWO EDMs BUT DATES A MAJOR PROBLEM 

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)…

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DUDHSAGAR WATERFALL OPEN FOR VISITORS FROM TODAY

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…

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GOA: INSPECTION OF SHACKS FROM TOMORROW

TEAM TNV Panaji (Goa) 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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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GOA: TREKKING EXPEDITION TO TONIR CASCADE IN SATTARI

  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…

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

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…

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CM CONVENES CRUCIAL MEETING ON TOURISM TOMORROW

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…

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GOA: TOURISM DEPARTMENT SAYS GOA IS SAFE FOR TOURISTS

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…

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