Thursday 30 July 2015

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Economy | Tourism

Why everybody in Goa insists on cash payment?

The trouble is that almost everyone in Goa (other than the five star hotels) wants to be paid in cash. READ

S Africa adventure tourism attracts Indian women

Indian women are the biggest participants of adventure tourism sector in South Africa with a majority of them taking part in sports like bungee jumping, sky diving, shark diving and mountain trail, a senior country ... READ

Ropeway across Mandovi is eyewash: BJP MLA

Goa tourism department's proposal for a rope-way connecting Reis Magos village to Campal ward of Panaji, has met with strong opposition from ruling legislator Michael Lobo who termed it as a mere "eyewash". READ

Goa Govt again 'decides' to shift EDMs from beaches

The state government has resolved against holding electronic dance music festivals on Goa beaches and suggested a shift in the venue, noting that the mega events cause damage to the coastal areas. READ

CM Parsekar supports golf course in Pernem

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said the state government has been supporting the setting up of a golf course by a private investor in his constituency. READ

Cong slams ministers for saying tourists come to Goa for drugs

Goa Congress has threatened to "throw cow dung on the face of ministers" who claim that tourists arrive in the state due to availability of drugs. READ

Indians beat the heat on Goan beaches

With mercury soaring to unbearable levels across the country, domestic holidayers are flocking Goa beaches to cool-off themselves lending a much-needed fillip to tourism sector in the picturesque state. READ

Govt decision on illuminating religious places draws flak

Years after illuminating several churches, temples and a mosque in the state, Goa government today decided not to foot their electricity bill anymore as an austerity measure, drawing flak from the opposition. READ

2 ministers, 4 MLAs spend over 6 Cr on foreign junkets

The Goa government admits that two Goa ministers and four BJP legislators have toured at least 20 countries in the last two years costing the state exchequer Rs 6.20 crore. READ

Rs 22 Cr spent on Goa's foreign junkets, Vijay exposes Parulekar!

Goa government was found in a soup today. Spent Rs 22 crore on 32 international events abroad in the last three years, but failed to get enough number of international tourists to Goa. READ