Ministry of Tourism organises Domestic Tourism roadshow in Goa
New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Goa Tourism and Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) organised the domestic tourism road show in Goa on Saturday.
The event, 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, inaugurated by the additional director general Ms Rupinder Brar.
This roadshow featured fruitful engagement between tour operators from Maharashtra and Goa. 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. Besides, 30 members of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) participated in the roadshow.
Delivering the keynote address, 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 the Ministry of Tourism in rebooting the tourism sector and the Dekho Apna Desh Campaign and the Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series.
J. Ashok Kumar, Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Goa, informed about the release of new Tourism policy of Goa in November, 2020 which aims at 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 made a presentation on the limitless options for holiday makers in Goa and especially the new tourism products being developed by the state.