Friday 22 August 2014

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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

Sudin throws bikini issue back in Parrikar's court

Goa's Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar toned down his demand to ban bikinis claiming that he stood by what Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said about the bikini issue. ... READ

Drop casinos, golf courses, massage parlours: Church

In an open letter addressed to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, articulating its concerns over State’s tourism policy and practices, Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT), a Church affiliated body on Tuesday urged the State government ... READ

Parrikar reassures to move casinos out of Mandovi

Goa government will not renew licences of the offshore casino vessels that do not move out of Mandovi river in Panaji, once their current permission expires, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. READ

No entry to Ram Sene, no curbs on pubs & bikinis: Parrikar

The BJP government in Goa has finally decided to follow its Congress predecessor, not to allow Pramod Muthalik to start a branch of Ram Sene in the tourist state. READ

BJP Govt didn't spend less than Cong Govt on foreign tours

Is the Bharatiya Janata Party government spending more on foreign tours for promotion of Goan tourism than the erstwhile Congress government? READ

Speaker directs Goan media to express regrets over 'misreporting'

Speaker Rajendra Arlekar has directed the section of Goan media to publish or telecast regrets over reporting of a question, which was postponed without tabling, regarding alleged Rs 13 crore being spent on foreign tours ... READ

CCTVs to monitor tourists on Goa beaches

Tourists visiting Goa will have a CCTV camera monitoring their movements once they venture on to major beaches in the state, a senior Tourism Department official said here today. READ

Goa Spas facing shutdown due to flesh trade

Salon and spa owners in Goa are facing prospects of a shutdown due to increasing presence of dubious and unregistered competitors which are doubling up as prostitution dens in the state. READ

ITC likely to take over Ramada Resorts

ITC Ltd's hotel division may soon be able to get its first luxury property in Goa, one of India's top tourism destinations. READ