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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GOA: GTDC’S MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION TO SHIVLING FALLS ON SUNDAY, JULY 30

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  • July 26, 2017

PANAJI (Goa): This Sunday, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be conducting a trekking expedition to Shivling Falls at Valpoi, Sattari.

The Shivling Falls are nestled in a quiet little village in Valpoi. The total trekking distance is of 4 kms one way. This trek will take one through semi forested areas, uphill and down at some places. On the way one can sight beautiful butterflies, birds and experience the thrills of walking through stream of gurgling water, said the press note issued by GTDC.

The trekking expedition is open to all especially those with an audacity for…

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GOA: GOA TOURISM BAGS BEST WEDDING DESTINATION AND BEST NIGHTLIFE DESTINATION AWARDS AT IITM 2017

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  • July 25, 2017

PANAJI (GOA): The Goa Tourism has been selected for two prestigious awards at the IITM 2017, Bangalore, as the Best Wedding Destination and Best Nightlife Destination.

The two awards were bagged by Goa Tourism at the India International Travel Mart (IITM) 2017, Bangalore during the three day event held between July 21 and 23.
During the three day IITM 2017, Goa Tourism showcased its facets and promoted Goa as a 365 day holiday destination. Several B2B sessions were organised between travel and tourism operators and officials from Goa Tourism. A Goa evening was also organised and attracted a huge…

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GOA SESSION: NOW HOME STAY AND VILLAGE WALKS FOR THE TOURISTS

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  • July 18, 2017

Porvorim (Goa) Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has told the ongoing State Assembly session that village walks and home stays would be promoted under the new tourism master plan.

Ajgaonkar in a written reply tabled on the floor of the House has given details about the tourism department’s plans for the future. A private consultancy firm has been already engaged to prepare the tourism master plan for the state.

“The Master Plan proposes two tourism village stays programs under the “culture and Heritage Programs”. The elements undertaken for promoting village stays- identification of village “cluster based on authentic features, with…

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GOVT SET UP COMMITTEE FOR PROMOTION AND MARKETING GOA AS A TOURISM BRAND

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  • July 7, 2017

Panaji (GOA): Goa Government has constituted State Level Marketing and Promotion Committee (SLMPC) for promotion of Goa as a tourism destination at national and international platform.

The Committee constituted under chairmanship of Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar to finalize branding plans and marketing strategies for Goa Tourism and all other promotional and marketing related matters.

“The SLPMC for all purposes is a recommendatory body to the Government and shall render all help and assistance for deciding matters relating to promotion and marketing activities of Goa Tourism. As such, all the decisions of the SLPMC shall be subject to approval by the Government,” the…

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GTDC’s WHITE WATER RAFTING TO BEGIN FROM JUNE 29

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  • June 28, 2017

PANAJI (GOA): From Thursday, June 29, GTDC re-commences it’s monsoon adventure activity –  white water rafting on the waters of Mhadei river for the season. With the monsoon showers bursting from the skies, it is a perfect time to soak in the refreshing rain and ride the rapids of the gorgeously moody river amid the spectacular forested scenery along the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary.

The activity offers not just one but two rafting trips each day with the first trip at 9:30 am and the second trip at 2:30 pm. As many as 7 rafts will be put into operation. The trips…

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GTDC’s MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION AT NAGZAR PLATEAU THIS SUNDAY

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PANAJI (GOA): The GTDC will be organising a trek on July 2, Sunday, at Nagzar Plateau in the Pernem Taluka.

The travel distance from Panaji by road to the village is 35kms one way, with a total trekking distance of 5 kms.

Transport arrangements have been made from Mapusa Residency at 8:30 am and from Paryatan Bhavan, Patto at8 am followed by a pick-up at Margao Residency at 7:00 am. Pick-up at Porvorim, Cortalim and Verna is also available.

Registration fee is Rs 750/- per person (food inclusive and insurance).Interested trekkers are requested to carry along an extra pair of…

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