• Heritage Village Resort & Spa announces the reopening of its properties

    Published on : Monday, June 14, 2021

    The Heritage Village Resort & Spa has announced the re-opening of both its resort properties, Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar and Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Goa. Mr. Kapil Agarwal, CEO Select Family Office & Hotels said that the …

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  • Goa to reopen for tourism with full vaccination of its population

    Published on : Saturday, June 12, 2021

    Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that tourism activities should restart only after the entire population of the coastal state is completely vaccinated against Covid-19. The Goa government has allowed hotels to function, along with restaurants and other tourism-related activities …

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  • Goa contemplating a challenging revival of tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    Goa’s tourism sector, which has been badly affected by the corona virus pandemic, is contemplating about a challenging revival of the industry. The industry stakeholders feel that due to the spike in infection cases, travelers are having negative sentiments. They …

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  • Indian tourist hub Goa imposes lockdown at all the prominent tourist attractions

    Published on : Monday, May 3, 2021

    The government of Goa has decided to carry on with lockdown at all the prominent tourist hotspots, including Calangute and Candolim regions in North Goa. Though the government has lifted the lockdown in several other parts of the state, the …

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  • Goa facing an unexpected tourism crisis

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    With lockdown in neighboring states, night curfew, shortened frequency of flights, ban on international passenger charter, closed hotels, and a continuous spike in Covid-19 active cases and deaths, Goa is facing an unexpected tourism crisis. Almost 2,100 of the total …

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  • In Goa, taxi strike had meager impact on tourist movement

    Published on : Friday, April 9, 2021

    On Thursday in the Calangute-Candolim tourism hub, the day-to-day commotion of taxis moving around transporting tourists was missing due to the strike declared by the Goa Taxi Drivers Association. Several taxi drivers had joined in the ‘dharna’ at Panaji. Nevertheless, …

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  • Goa ports minister speaks against imposing stricter measures for tourists in the state

    Published on : Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Although photos of tourism are at full swing with unashamed violation of Covid norms going viral on social media, grabbing angry reactions from citizens, Goa ports minister Michael Lobo said that enforcing health protocols would discourage tourists from coming to …

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  • TTAG urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from safe destinations

    Published on : Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Before the Goa Assembly’s budget session, a top tourism body in the state has urged the Pramod Sawant government to allow chartered flights from “safe destinations” to improve tourism. In a memorandum to the state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, The …

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  • Goa witnessing gradual change emerging as a favored spot for families

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2021

    Goa was once thought of as a hotspot for Russian tourists, wild parties and hippies. But the destination is now witnessing a gradual change emerging as a favored spot for families in the midst of the pandemic. Ever since the …

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  • With no foreign tourists, there are no takers for boating excursions in Goa

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2021

    There are no takers for crocodile spotting and other nature-based adventure boat trips and excursions in the absence of foreign charter tourists in Goa, said the tourism stakeholders. Although most boat and water sports activities have resumed, they are not …

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  • Goa suffers immense impact of India’s coronavirus lockdown

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Goa, a western coastal state and major tourist destination, is welcoming visitors after months under a COVID-19 lockdown. But the comeback has been slow, and often painful. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the tourism-dependent economy of Goa, a …

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  • Goa witnesses domestic tourists but is keeping faith on foreign visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    Over the last few weeks, groups of domestic visitors are driving numbers up in a tourist season that has witnessed bad times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While this trend could be encouraging for tourism, stakeholders have opined that a …

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  • Tourists opt to drive down in Goa with hotels seeing last minute bookings

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    Hotels might not have seen advance bookings for the week in Christmas this year, but there is still good news. The hotels are seeing last minute guests and many of them are opting for drive downs in these times. Driving …

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  • Memorandum to prohibit tourists from eating beef in Goa

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2020

    A Goa-based gau-rakshak organization Govansh Rakhsa Abhiyaan demanded in a memorandum to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant that tourists should be prohibited from eating beef in Goa, for stopping animal slaughter and sale of meat in the coastal state every day. …

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  • Goa party urges CM to release white paper on tourism

    Published on : Friday, November 20, 2020

    The Goa Forward Party has demanded that the government should immediately denotify the GoaTourismPolicy, 2020, as it failed to address key issues in Goa.GFPalso demanded that chief minister Pramod Sawantreleaseawhite paperon the status of Goa’s tourismsectorand the process followed by …

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  • In spite of peak season, Goa fails to attract tourists

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    In normal times, this time of the year marks the peak tourist season in Goa with beach shacks teeming with both foreign and domestic tourists. However, in these times of the pandemic, tourism sector in Goa, like elsewhere has been …

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  • Domestic tourists are treasured in Goa

    Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020

    The charters will not be landing at Dabolim airport that quickly. The aircraft that fetched dollars and pounds in very decent numbers will not take off from their respective airports. This year, however, the rupee will rule the roost. Domestic …

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  • Tourist information centers (TIC) at Candolim, Calangute and Baga beaches yet to be opened for tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    The tourist information centers (TIC) at Candolim, Calangute and Baga beaches which were built over three years before, are yet to be opened for tourists. The Minister for Ports and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said that although the TICs are …

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  • Flight operations and passenger arrivals on the rise in Goa

    Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Goa’s tourism sector is opening up gradually. Flight operations and passenger arrivals are on the rise. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) operated 70 flights on Friday itself. After the Goa government permitted opening up of casinos from November 1, …

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  • Goa government approves tourism policy after long

    Published on : Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    On October 14, the Goa government approved the state’s tourism policy after a long wait of six years. Initially, the policy got delayed due to lack of firm leadership and also due to political instability. The policy document predicts tourism …

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