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Goa Tourism


Goa tourism apologises after calling Marathas ‘invaders’

April 03, 2021 6:10 am

Congress leaders including Digambar Kamat and Girish Chodankar lashed out at the BJP government.

Rise in bookings, new rules: October is ‘litmus test’ for Goa tourism

October 05, 2020 10:03 am

The industry can also be explained through the demographics. While annual footfall is 80 lakh, only 10 to 12 lakh are foreign tourists, who usually stay through charter rates and for a longer period of minimum 14 days.

In Goa school curriculum, lessons from ground on sanitation, waste management, traffic sense

December 30, 2019 5:11 pm

Chairman of the Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC), established under Goa Education Development Corporation Act, 2003, Kanta Patnekar said, “The review showed the need for these subjects. The response from students and teachers was encouraging.”

Thomas Cook collapse gives Goa tourism operators sleepless nights

October 06, 2019 10:48 am

Around 50 high-end hotels in Goa were always booked to charter to Thomas Cook, which flew down an average of 270 European travellers each day, with bookings done for a minimum week and extending to 21 days.

Goa government to act against overcharging hotels: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

August 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government has come to know that several hotels were overcharging the customers, due to which the tourism industry is getting affected.

Explained: Travelling to Goa? Taxis are on strike; here's what you should know

August 04, 2019 1:52 pm

The Association of Tourist Taxi Owners of Goa (ATTOG), an umbrella union of taxi drivers with 30,000 affiliated private taxis, called a flash strike on Friday.

Goa’s tourism sector wants state to plan ahead to sustain visitor flow

April 22, 2019 8:10 pm

Goa's tourism industry lacks policy and stakeholders want the government to come clean on what plans it has for what is now the backbone of the state's economy.

Goa tourism dept requests Election Commission to relax alcohol sale deadline

April 17, 2019 5:49 pm

The ECI has imposed a ban on serving liquor after 11 pm. The state's tourism industry, however, says the decision has impacted its business.

Goa DGP defends 'Traffic Sentinel' scheme for citizens to report traffic offences

February 08, 2019 1:29 am

Tourism industry stakeholders have said the scheme is detrimental to the sector, and local residents have been protesting against the "sentinels" intruding their privacy. Both ruling and opposition MLAs have said the scheme can be misused.

'Ghatis' can't come, Goans to be preferred for work: Goa tourism minister

January 16, 2019 3:36 pm

In the coastal state, "ghati" is typically used in Marathi and Konkani languages to address migrant blue collar workers, specially those from neighbouring Maharashtra.


Goa village wants to go dry

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm