Goa Tourism is optimistic of a good tourism season 2018-19 and an increase in footfalls from Russia and Germany following its fruitful and successful participation at two leading global events MITT – Moscow and ITB-Berlin.
According to a statement from Tourism Department here on Friday, an overwhelming response at the ITB- Berlin and MITT – Moscow enthuses Goa Tourism for its new season 2018 with industry players expressing interest in increasing the volume of business and travel trade with Goa.
The two leading global travel events held recently in Berlin and Moscow drew large crowds to Goa Tourism’s pavilions and witnessed eagerness from visitors to know more about Goa and interest to visit and experience the destination’s offerings.
The ITB Berlin 2018 was held from March 7-11, 2018, and MITT – Moscow from March 13-15, 2018.
Goa Tourism’s delegation to ITB Berlin was led by Ninfa Silva – Dy GM, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), along with Carmine D’Costa, Information Assistant, Department of Tourism, and the delegation to MITT Moscow was led by Deepak Narvekar – PRO GTDC along with Pradeep Binnar, Assistant Tourist Officer, Department of Tourism.
During the events, Goa Tourism’s pavilion showcased to the world the destination’s on-going and latest tourism portfolio. This included all its new activities, facets, adventure, culture, festivals etc.
The attractive pavilions drew both travel and tour operators and foreign nationals from various regions.
Both platforms served as a key meeting place for the industry where B2Bs and interactions were held.
With two months to go for the on-going season to conclude, Goa Tourism was confident of ending the season 2017-18 on a good note and was looking forward to the new season 2018-19 later this year, the statement added.