goa tourism

  • Goa tourism fails to bounce back in spite of steady rise in visitors

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Although the number of tourists visiting Goa is seeing a steady rise at the moment, especially since Diwali, the tourism industry of the state which has been hit badly by the COVID-19 outbreak, has failed to benefit from that due …

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  • Compulsory Covid-negative certificates may impact Goa tourism

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Tourism stakeholders in Goa said the Maharashtra government decision to mandate Covid-negative certificates from those entering from Goa could have anegative impact on the state’s tourist industry, especially as it’s just about finding its foothold after a six-month sabbatical. The …

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  • The coastal state approves Goa Tourism Policy 2020

    Published on : Saturday, October 31, 2020

    The recent approval of the Goa Tourism Policy 2020, a document that fixed the tourism related guidelines for future development of the sector in the state with a comprehensive master plan. It’s expected to achieve its purpose. At a cost …

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  • Coronavirus has Major Impact on Goa Tourism, Officials Say

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Goa tourism officials have admitted that the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent fear concerning travel have affected Goa’s tourism industry, but added that till now the extent of the impact could not be accurately quantified. “It has affected, there is no doubt …

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  • Goa tourism stakeholders put up massive fight for survival

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    This season, there’s been a lot of talk about major drop in tourist numbers, fewer charter flights, lesser footfall at party venues and other destinations. However, the numbers only tell the story partially. The terrible state of Goa tourism, one …

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  • Goa tourism going through de-growth, says CII Goa chief!

    Published on : Saturday, February 1, 2020

    The tourism sector of Goa is going through de-growth, the state’s industry captains explained on Wednesday, while also showing anxiety about the rising negative publicity Goa receives in the international tourism circuits.   In a pre-budget memorandum submitted to the …

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  • ‘Goa has something to offer for everyone’

    Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019

      Ashok Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Tourism ) , Goa in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World speaks about its expansive beaches, waterfalls, promoting ecotourism, introducing river rafting, bungee jumping etc. Watch the full interview

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  • Goa tourism yet to float tender for lifeguard agency

    Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2019

    With only two months left for the lapse of the temporary 6-month extension granted to lifeguard service provider Drishti Lifesaving, the Goa tourism department is yet to suggest and pick a new agency.   When Drishti’s five-year contract with the …

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  • Thomas Cook’s closure has zero effect on Goa tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    According to Vincent Ramos, Area Director of IHCL, which has a chain of five-star and business resorts in Goa, the closure of global tourism travel company Thomas Cook has had a “zero to minimal” impact on properties run by the …

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  • ‘Collapse of Thomas Cook will deal huge blow to Goa tourism’

    Published on : Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    The president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, Savio Messias, said Monday that the collapse of Thomas Cook, one of the oldest tourist travel companies in the world, will deal a “big, big blow” to the Goan tourism …

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  • Goa Tourism launched India’s second Bungy destination in North Goa at Mayem Lake

    Published on : Friday, August 30, 2019

    The Government of Goa, Department of Tourism and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) in association  with Jumpin Heights, the Bungy People today   successfully launched India’s second Bungy destination in North Goa at Mayem Lake. The event was graced with the …

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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 Tourism bans single-use plastic items

    Published on : Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Recently, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) decided to ban the use of single-use plastic items, such as plastic glasses, bottle cups, etc. from its hotels and headquarters with immediate effect. This means that if you book your stay with GTDC …

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  • US, China no longer in Goa Tourism promo destinations list

    Published on : Saturday, June 15, 2019

    The US has been dropped from Goa Tourism’s list of marketing and promotional activity destinations.   Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) chairman Dayanand Sopte mentioned that there is no point in marketing Goa in the US when footfalls from the …

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  • Goa tourism representatives to seek CM help over industry issues

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Representatives of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) are slated to meet the chief minister, Mr Pramod Sawant, soon regarding issues concerned to the industry.   TTAG, comprising hoteliers and other tourism stakeholders, is looking forward to an active …

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  • Goa Tourism Department receives five bids for beach-cleaning project

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Goa tourism department has received five bids for a beach cleaning tender that was floated a while ago. Friday was the last day to receive bids.   The department which has been presently using the services of Drishti Lifesaving until …

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  • Independent travellers sustain Goa tourism as charters decline

    Published on : Thursday, May 9, 2019

    While charter tourist arrivals are on the decline, the inflow of free independent travellers (FITs) to Goa is increasing and exceeded charter numbers over the last two seasons. The emerging trend is a welcome sign, but tourism stakeholders feel the …

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  • Goa Tourism participating at Bolsa de Tourismo de Lisboa (BTL) in Lisbon

    Published on : Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Goa Tourism is taking part at Bolsa de Tourismo de Lisboa (BTL) in Lisbon, Portugal, which is being held from March 13-17, 2019. The five-day event which started on March 13 is receiving overwhelming response with market leaders increasing their …

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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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  • Congress to meet on draft of Goa tourism master plan

    Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    The Opposition leader, Mr Chandrakant Kavlekar, has convened a meeting of the Congress legislative party (CLP) along with the stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss the draft tourism masterplan on Tuesday next.   Mr Kavlekar said that at the …

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