Saturday 01 November 2014

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Govt suspends water sports in Goa

The Goa government here suspended all water sports activity across the state following the fresh incident of death of three Russian nationals near here during a water sport activity being operated illegally. READ

Oakenfold, Sasha & Woods to perform at Goa Sunburn

Popular DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and Michael Woods are among the 150 artists, who are slated to perform at the upcoming eighth edition of Sunburn festival in Vagator, Goa this December. READ

Women Spl taxis driven by women on Goa roads

The State-owned Goa Tourism Development Corporation Limited (GTDC) on Thursday launched the women-only tourist taxis in Goa, thus joining the few States in the country to have taxis driven by women, for women passengers. READ

Shripad happy with Mayaram as new Toursim Sec

Union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik on Friday said that having Arvind Mayaram as the new secretary in the ministry would be of great help. READ

Less charters, few Russians to affect Goa tourism

Goa's tourism industry will depend heavily on Indian holidaymakers in winter as travel agencies claim fewer Russian charters will be flying to the state in the peak season this year due to the depreciation of ... READ

Monsoon rain showers 18% more tourists on Goa

The State recorded 18 per cent increase in tourists during the three months against the number of tourist arrivals during the same period in 2013, said a Goa Tourism spokesperson here on Thursday. READ

Goa expects Modi to push for visa-on-arrival for US

Tourism industry in Goa is of the view that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing visit to the USA, coupled with the Central policy of granting visa on arrival, will go a long way in attracting ... READ

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