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Change Goa law to promote wedding tourism


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Long drawn marriage procedures in Goa are a hindrance to promoting the state as a wedding tourism destination, says a tourism official.Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

28 countries, 400 buyers to participate in Goa travel mart


October 19th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Travel and tourism industry stakeholders from 28 countries will participate in the second edition of the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM), which kicks off here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa tourism moves beyond beaches


September 16th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) If you feel Goa is all about beaches, think again. The custodians of tourism here are going for new hooks.The tourism industry here plans to aggressively ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

The new ’spicy’ face of Goa’s monsoon tourism


July 24th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Now you can 'spice' up your trip to Goa in the monsoons - not by going to a beach but by heading for a spice farm ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Carnival celebrations kick off in Goa


March 5th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) The fervour of the Carnival festival Saturday descended upon Goa, with the traditional float parade going around the streets of the capital.Thousands of revellers thronged the ... Read more...

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Wine gala kicks off in the land of feni


January 27th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) 'Grape Escapade', a Goa government-endorsed wine festival that began here Thursday, is drawing in wine manufacturers and exporters from India participating to the four-day event. A leading ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa on alert! Banned ‘Savita Bhabhi’ is here


September 21st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) India's biggest and outrageous toon porn star Savita Bhabhi has set foot in the sands of Goa - of course, in cyber space. And the state ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Goa to host international travel mart


August 16th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Goa will host its first ever International Travel Mart (ITM) Oct 14-17 to expose the state's travel and tourism operators to domestic and international markets, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa ropes in famed Konkani singer to draw tourists


August 16th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) After roping in Bollywood actress Prachi Desai as the face of tourism in Goa, Lorna -- known as the nightingale of the state -- will now play ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hilly Sikkim, sandy Goa to sell tourism together


July 14th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) The hills of Sikkim can now sunbathe in Goa! To tap tourism synergies and boost business, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and its Sikkim counterpart have signed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pacheco’s aide was convicted for cheque bouncing


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 12 (IANS) Controversial former Goa tourism minister Mickky Pacheco's aide Lyndon Monteiro was appointed a functionary of the Goa tourism department despite being arrested and sentenced in a cheque bouncing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Goa tweets to refurbish image, market itself


April 13th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) The Goa Tourism Development Corportaion (GTDC) has begun using the social networking and micro-blogging site Twitter to market Goa as a safe tourism destination. "We are the first ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa says no to bikini, yes to bottle


January 20th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Goa may have banned the bikini from billboards and advertising hoardings, but the state's tourism mandarins are not too keen on shunning the bottle. The Goa Tourism Development Corporation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sand sculpture fest in Goa to focus on global warming


December 14th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) Goa, a popular beach tourism destination battling the effects of climate change, will host a sand art festival with global warming as its central theme, a tourism department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa takes cue from Kerala, to develop backwater tourism


July 10th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Known more for its beaches, Goa now wants to cash in on the tourism potential of backwater tourism on the lines of Kerala. The state tourism authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa Civil Service officers protest ‘improper’ appointments


June 9th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Goa Civil Service (GCS) officials Tuesday met Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and asked him to remove non-GCS officials from positions traditionally occupied by state service officers. The All ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa election observers relieved of poll duties


April 13th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Three state election observers, who allegedly availed a free boat cruise ride and complimentary dinner earlier this month, have been relieved of their poll duties, an official in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Election observers enjoy state-sponsored boat cruise, dinner


April 9th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Three election observers, deputed by the Election Commission to ensure free and impartial polls in Goa, were treated to a complimentary boat cruise and dinner by state tourism ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Carnival kicks off in Goa


February 21st, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The spirit of festivity descended on Goa Saturday, after the year's first carnival float parade was flagged off in the capital by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and governor ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three held in connection with death of Australian tourist in Goa


October 9th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) Three men have been arrested in connection with the death of 65-year-old Australian tourist John Kelly at a beachside bar in north Goa, the police said here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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