Wednesday 24 September 2014

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Panaji among Asia's top 10 destinations

Four Indian cities -- Agra, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Panaji -- feature among the Asian Top 10 list of a global survey, when it comes to last-minute bookings for luxury destinations, which are also affordable. READ

Goa tourism open to tie up with Bollywood

The Goa tourism department in Panaji said that it is open to tie up with Bollywood films that are shot in Goa, in order to target NRI tourists. READ

Tourist squads to arrest racial discrimination at Goan beaches

Goa state tourism director Amey Abhyankar today said the tourism department had formed flying squads which would visit the beach shacks to check whether the owners were indulging in racial discrimination. READ

1200 charters this season, beginning with Dubai in Oct

Goa tourism department is anticipating a 30 per cent rise in arrival of chartered flights during the upcoming tourist season, crossing 1,000 mark. READ

Goa's coastal wells infested with germs: Sudin

Well water in tourism-oriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday. READ

Ukrainian crisis may hit Goa tourism

The economic slowdown in Russia has pushed the Goa tourism department to run their activities more aggressively towards the European country, besides aiming for travellers from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a senior official said ... READ

Goa partners with Finding Fanny for tourism promotion

Goa tourism department has tied up with upcoming Bollywood film ‘Finding Fanny‘ which has been shot in Goa as a part of its brand activation campaign, a senior official said today READ

5 irresponsible statements on Goan beaches & bikinis

Goa was again in the news on Tuesday for the wrong reasons. BJP MLA Michael Lobo has demanded a dress code for men on the beaches, days after a state minister sought a ban on ... READ

Now BJP wants ban on half-nude males on Goan beaches

A senior Goa BJP legislator on Tuesday demanded dress code for men on the beaches, days after a state minister sought a ban on bikinis at the seaside. READ

Goa to restore forts to attract tourists

The upcoming tourism masterplan for Goa will include restoration of several forts which are in a dilapidated condition, State Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Tuesday. READ