Panjim: Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, organised the domestic tourism road show in Goa through its India Tourism office in city on Saturday.
The event was organised in collaboration with Goa Tourism and Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG).
This was B2B event and second in series of domestic tourism Road Shows in the Western and Central Region that the Ministry of Tourism has planned to conduct since the Covid–19 outbreak. The roadshow was inaugurated by Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism.
The roadshow featured engagement between tour operators from Maharashtra and Goa. The event was one of the series of roadshows being organized in the Ministry of Tourism’s Mumbai Office ( Western and Central Region). Maharashtra Tour Operators delegation consisted of 15 tour operators who drove into Goa to experience the road travel which is now gaining popularity as travel is unlocking across the country. Thirty members of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) participated in the roadshow.
Delivering keynote address, Additional Director General Rupinder Brar spoke about how Domestic tourism, when developed in a meaningful, sustainable and complementary way to international tourism, offers India an exceptional platform for year-round tourism.
She said, “This would mean a relentless determination to drive up quality, whether accommodation, hospitality or customer service.” She also spoke about the several initiatives being taken by Ministry of Tourism in rebooting the tourism sector and the Dekho Apna Desh Campaign and the famed Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series.”
J Ashok Kumar, Secretary (Tourism), Government of Goa informed about the release of new tourism policy of Goa in November, 2020, which aims on shifting from Coastal to hinterland tourism in the state. He also informed about the state having a dedicated agency for beach clean – up and forthcoming initiative of having a dedicated police force for all beaches.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) made a presentation on the limitless options for holiday makers in Goa and especially the new tourism products being developed by the state.
TTAG President Nilesh Shah welcomed the participants .