Panaji: The Goa Tourism department today announced that its adventure initiative of Hot Air Balloon rides has re-commenced in the state with the advent of the tourism season.
"The initiative was launched during the last tourist season for the first time in the coastal state providing another avenue of adventure tourism for the travellers," Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) told PTI on Wednesday.
The hot air balloon rides are provided in South Goa's Assolna village.
"We are very happy to re-start operations of Hot air ballooning services in Goa. Hot air ballooning service was a big hit in Goa last season and in the second year promises to an exciting and mesmerising affair than before," he added.
Cabral said presently, two hot air balloons are put into?operation for domestic and international travellers.
"We are confident about attracting high-end tourists this season to experience the thrill of touring the state ina hot air balloon in addition to many more new tourism adventure services," he added.
The Hot Air Ballooning Safaris are designed by Camping Retreats, a Delhi-based agency, an official statement said.
All the required permissions and safety checks for the balloons are obtained. The entire system meets all the required safety standard and certifications, it added.