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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SOON DRINKING IN GLASS BOTTLES ON BEACHES TO BE BANNED

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…

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GOA: COASTAL CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH AND SOUTH GOA WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE YEAR:  AJGAONKAR

  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…

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GOA: GTDC’S TREKKING EXPEDITION TO TAYDEM WATERFALLS

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…

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GOA: CAG SLAMS TOURISM DEPARTMENT FOR FAILING TO CLAIM CENTRAL VALUE ADDED TAX, LOSSES WORTH RS 1.40 CRORE

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…

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

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….

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