• New tourism policy to be launched in Goa this year

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    With the average stay of tourists in Goa currently reduced to just 2-3 days, the Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant said that the new under-preparation tourism policy would be out later this year, before the approaching tourism season. The …

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  • Goa looks at China to shore up falling foreign tourist numbers

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2020

    In order to boost the falling tourism numbers, stake-holders in Goa tourism are looking at China to tide over the slump in foreign tourists.   A six-member delegation from China is scheduled to reach here later this week to prepare …

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  • ‘Thomas Cook’s collapse has hit us directly’

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Mr. Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World speaks of the attractions that allure the international tourists apart from the mesmerising beaches.   Goa has a lot to offer …

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  • Goa sees 40% drop in foreign tourist arrivals so far

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Although Goa is witnessing the peak tourist season, the scenario appears to be bleak for the tourism industry as the arrival of tourists, especially foreigners, is quite below the expectation.   With an estimated 40-50 per cent decline in foreign tourist …

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  • Goa to kick-start Salaulim Garden following the footsteps of Mysore’s Brindavan Garden

    Published on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    The Salaulim Garden in Goa will soon be transformed into a tourism hotspot just in the footsteps of the popular Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be setting up this property with a mission to …

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  • West Indian state Goa to attract tourists for short breaks

    Published on : Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Goa wants to attract international tourists from Australia and the United Arab Emirates as part of its geographical marketing strategy articulated in the Goa’s Tourism Master Plan and Policy.   According to a written reply tabled during the ongoing monsoon …

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  • Goa needs a sustainable tourism plan

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Sustainable tourism is the need of the hour for Goa. Tourism is now one of the potential economic growth drivers in Goa, generating new jobs. There is already a high growth in the number of tourist visiting Goa. In the …

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  • Minister refutes tourism players’ claim of reduced foreign arrivals in Goa

    Published on : Friday, July 26, 2019

    Despite the fact that travel and tourism industry stakeholders have claimed that foreign tourist arrivals to Goa had dropped over the last two years, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday quoted figures to show that foreign tourist arrivals had …

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  • Growth in domestic tourism robs Goa of international visitors

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    According to media reports, last year was a revelation for the Goa tourism sector. There were quite a few indications that Goa is losing its shine as an international destination. The state witnessed a constant increase in domestic arrivals and …

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  • West Indian state Goa all set to open 55 meters bungy jumping for adventure tourists

    Published on : Monday, July 8, 2019

    The Bungy People set up India’s First Extreme Adventure Zone in Rishikesh in 2010 and created India’s highest Bungy jumping platform, and are now all set to open their second action in the beach holiday capital of India- Goa on 27th August, 2019. The project is supported by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). The 55 meters Bungy jump has been set in North Goa, over the stunning Mayem Lake.

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  • Goa hospitality industry focussing on MICE segment

    Published on : Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    In the GM’s Conclave panel discussion at the 36th edition of Express Food & Hospitality Expo, the Goa hospitality is deepening its focus on the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) segment.       Shridhar Nair, GM, The Leela …

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  • Postcard Hotel will open its new boutique luxury hotel in South Goa

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    After the splendid success of its three openings in Moira, Cuelim and Old Goa, The Postcard Hotel has signed a new boutique luxury hotel project in South Goa. History, heritage and eclectic design is what The Postcard Hotel currently offers …

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  • 81% Indian millennials choose to spend money on experiential travel

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    Holidays are no more about just visiting a hill-station or spending days at beaches of Goa. Indian holidaymakers are getting much more active on holidays. Beach breaks, wildlife holidays, exploration of local culture, and weekend breaks are becoming popular amongst …

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  • “Goa offers you to discover yourself. A true place where your dream comes true”

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Western India’s paradise for travellers, Goa is popular for its white-sand beaches and incredible Portuguese history. Known as the “Pearl of the East”, Goa is enriched with multi ethnic population bearing their cultural heritage, living in harmony that vivifies in …

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  • Goa’s iconic and oldest five star now in hands of IHCL

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    In a strategic move, the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) will take over the management of one of Goa’s oldest and iconic five star hotels, Cidade de Goa. The hotel, which currently operates 207 rooms, will form a part of …

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  • Mr. Jaspreet Singh appointed as the General Manager of Azaya Beach Resort, Goa

    Published on : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Azaya Beach Resort, Goa is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Jaspreet Singh as the General Manager. An industry veteran, with over a decade in the hospitality industry, Mr. Jaspreet brings with him a deep understanding of the hospitality …

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  • Goa small industry association wants to take necessary step to save tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    The Goa Small Industry Association (GSIA) has joined various stakeholders in claiming the ongoing tourist season has been poor for the traders and demanded the government immediately step in save to the declining industry.     The President of GSIA …

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  • Four MLAs in Goa finds flaws in Tourism Master Plan and Policy at a meeting yesterday

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    In Goa, four MLAs of the ruling bloc found flaws in the Tourism Master Plan and Policy at a meeting called yesterday by Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar for discussing the proposed policy document.   The MLAs requested that the implementation …

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  • ‘Goa is a multifaceted destination for tourists of all age groups and countries’

    Published on : Saturday, November 24, 2018

      Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd speaks exclusively to Travel and Tour World at World Travel Market, London on how the smallest state of India nestled in the west coast  keeps alluring visitors of all tastes …

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  • The Library Lounge now open at Azaya Beach Resort, Goa

    Published on : Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Enter The Library Lounge, and envelop yourself in the scent of dark, freshly oiled wood paneling and rich leather couches, as you relax in the ambiance of this elegant hideaway. The Library Lounge is an air-conditioned respite located on the …

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