GTDC’s SAO JOAO SPECIAL CRUISE ON JUNE 24

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  • June 22, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Goa Tourism Development Corporation is all set to celebrate Sao Joao festival on board Santa Monica onSaturday, June 24. The event will start at 10.00 am and conclude at 3.00 pm.

The event will include cultural programmes along with entertainment and fun for the tourists and locals. Also, special programmes will be conducted during the event, such as acrobatic jive, lime dance for couples, black and white illusionary dance, bamboo dance, laughter contest, coconut breaking contest, Goan dances such as Fugdi, Vavraddi and Dekhni as well as games and quiz competitions, saree draping contest, splash dance,…

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DRISHTI TO ADD MORE MANPOWER TO ITS FORCE

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  • June 20, 2017
Panaji (Goa): Drishti Lifesaving Pvt Ltd is set to strengthen its existing force of 700 lifeguards ~ manning the coast of Goa ~ with the commencement of intense training of the selected candidates.
From the 106 candidates who applied for the positions, a 42 (passed the physically enduring test and selected to undergo a 45-day intense training boot-camp. The key requirement to be eligible for the program was being able to swim 400 metres in under 14 minutes. The trials held at the SAG swimming pool at Campal was open to graduates in any field, boys and girls, between the…

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GOA TOPS ONLINE TRAVEL SITE INQUIRIES

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Panaji (Goa): Goa seems to be on the top list among the online travel sites considering the rise in number of inquiries and bookings by domestic tourists.
Days after Goa topped Trip Advisor’s list of best 10 holiday destinations preferred by Indian tourists this summer, the monsoons heralded in another recognition of Goa as the most popular choice for a monsoon getaway for Indian travelers in 2017.
A survey conducted by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com reveals that Goa is the most popular destination this monsoon with Candolim, Calangute, Arpora and Baga, making it…

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GTDC’S TREKKING EXPEDITION AT COLLEM ON JUNE 25

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PANAJI (GOA): GTDC’s eco-trekking expedition will be conducted on Sunday, June 25, at Collem.  This trek will cover a total travel distance of 120 kms from Panaji and back and with a total trekking distance of 4 kms.

During the trek, one can get a glimpse of tame elephants, semi-forested areas, and canals. This trek will also give an experience of Goa’s hinterlands through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.One can also visit a temple located right in the village.

Trekkers are requested to wear suitable footwear as they will have to walk through a lot of slippery terrain.

All the participants are requested to carry an…

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VISITORS PLS TAKE NOTE! WATERFALLS, WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES ARE ‘NO ALCOHOL’ “NO PLASTIC’ ZONES

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  • June 15, 2017

Panaji (Goa): With littering of liquor bottles and plastic waste being a common phenomenon as the monsoon tourism kick starts, the State Forest Department has prohibited consumption of alcohol and littering of plastic waste at the touristic spots.

Forest Department has declared the forest areas, sanctuaries, national parks and waterfalls as ‘No plastic’ and ‘No Alcohol’ zones.

The forest department has issued series of guidelines to the visitors visiting the touristic spots for trekking or picnics.

Department stated that during the monsoon season from June to September State witnesses an increase in foot falls to forest areas every year. “The visitors from the…

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VISITORS PLS TAKE NOTE! WATERFALLS, WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES ARE ‘NO ALCOHOL’ “NO PLASTIC’ ZONES

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Panaji (Goa): With littering of liquor bottles and plastic waste being a common phenomenon as the monsoon tourism kick starts, the State Forest Department has prohibited consumption of alcohol and littering of plastic waste at the touristic spots.

Forest Department has declared the forest areas, sanctuaries, national parks and waterfalls as ‘No plastic’ and ‘No Alcohol’ zones.

The forest department has issued series of guidelines to the visitors visiting the touristic spots for trekking or picnics.

Department stated that during the monsoon season from June to September State witnesses an increase in foot falls to forest areas every year. “The visitors from…

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TOURISM DEPT WORKS TO GET MORE POWERS

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  • June 6, 2017

Panaji (Goa): In a high level review meeting chaired by Manohar Ajgaonkar, Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Goa today, the Department  of Tourism has been directed to formulate new rules and regulations  or amend existing  laws to give more teeth to the Department  to crack down  on unauthorized  and  illegal activities  taking place  along the beach belt of the State.

Ajgaonkar  has  cautioned the Department  of  Tourism  of fixing accountability and  responsibility on it for  ensuring  effective and strict implementation of  the rules  and  regulations to crack down  and also pre-empt  unauthorized activities  from taking place  whether by  shack operators,  water sports operators,  unauthorized vendors or any other tourism stakeholders.

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