Monday 22 September 2014

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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

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