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 audience.
“Goa, being preferred by young couples for their wedding celebrations and by tourists for the nightlife is a huge achievement. It comes as no surprise that this beautiful state offers young couples from India and abroad that perfect platform for their wedding celebrations. Records show that Goa is the first choice as a wedding destination for young couples and high end weddings of foreign nationals and Indians has made the tourism industry in Goa a very vibrant and prosperous one. With new infrastructure plans being put in place by Goa Tourism and new activities being added on, we are confident of seeing an increase in footfalls for both wedding tourism and Goa’s nightlife. The government is committed on ensuring that the state is safe and secure for its tourists who visit it for all its attraction including its nightlife,” said Menino D’Souza, Director, Department of Tourism.
In 2015, Goa was ranked the sixth Best Cities in the world for its nightlife by National Geographic. Goa has also received several awards and recognitions in the past as the best wedding destination.