Visa on Arrival at Goa airport to boost tourism

The Goa airport at Dabolim has issued 357 Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) within ten days of the commencement of this facility by the Centre, offering a glimmer of hope to the sagging tourism in the state, officials said on Tuesday.

Looking for some adrenaline rush in Goa?
Looking for some adrenaline rush in Goa?

There's more to Goa than just beaches and beer, says Jolanda Gonsalves as she tries canyoning in Palolem.

Over food, songs, films, Goa will engage with its colonial past
Over food, songs, films, Goa will engage with its colonial past

Over food, songs and films, Goa will engage with the culture of its colonial past in the sixth edition of the Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa, an Indo-Portuguese cultural fest stretching over four months, kicking off on Wednesday.

Waving a flag at Goa's Bonderam festival, a personal experience
Waving a flag at Goa's Bonderam festival, a personal experience

Rhea D' Souza tells Avril-Ann Braganza about her first experience amidst floats, traditional parades and revelry at Divar's annual Flag Festival

Dudhsagar waterfalls in the Goa monsoon

Dudhsagar waterfalls in the Goa monsoon

Ban bikinis in public places, insists Goa PWD minister

Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar once again insisted that bikinis should be banned on the state`s public beaches.

Goa minister seeks ban on bikinis

Having already triggered a controversy by his remark against "young girls going to pubs in short dresses", Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday waded into another, saying bikinis should be banned on state`s beaches.

Tourism dept to undertake mechanised cleaning of Goa beaches

Goa tourism department will begin the mechanised cleaning of various beaches on experimental basis from next week onward.

Goa Tourism wins Safari India Award

Goa has been awarded the `Best State for Beach and Culture Tourism 2013` by Safari India Magazine that has a presence in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South East Asia.

Goa to form committee to safeguard heritage

Newly appointed minister for museums Alina Saldanha said Tuesday that a special committee is being set up to protect Goa`s art and heritage.

Goa says no to Sachin, Deepika and Kareena

Goa does not need any star power to promote itself, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar told reporters here Wednesday.

Goa tourism dept supports `Sunburn` festival

Even as Goa`s popular `Sunburn` festival is poised for a change in venue from Candolim to some other beach, the state tourism department has backed the event as a driver for tourism promotion and revenue generation.

Goa tourism dept supports `Sunburn` festival

Even as Goa`s popular `Sunburn` festival is poised for a change in venue from Candolim to some other beach, the state tourism department has backed the event as a driver for tourism promotion and revenue generation.

If you don`t advertise, you may not survive: Touri

Goa Government defended its decision to appoint a public relations agency to undertake wider publicity of the tourist state.

Decentralise tourism in Goa: Governor

Goa Governor K Sankaranarayanan said on Monday that the state should make efforts to decentralise tourism in order to prevent its beaches from getting dirty and overcrowded.

Discussion on LGBT tourism in Goa dropped

Goa, known for its famous beaches, attracts nearly 2.6 million tourists annually, of which nearly half a million are foreigners.

Goa tourism gives up hope on Wendell Rodricks` designs

Internationally renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks` busy schedule and "co-ordination issues" have forced the Goa tourism department to give up hopes of getting slick uniforms for the much-touted Tourism Security Force (TSF) that is likely to be formally launched latr this year.

54 striking lifeguards lose job; stir worries Goa tourism

As 54 striking lifeguards faced
termination of services, a worried Goa tourism industry called
for an end to the five-day old stir in view of a large number
of tourists expected in the state for Christmas and New Year.

We invite tourists to Goa, then harass them: Minister

Enough is enough, Goa Tourism Minister Francisco alias Mickky Pacheco said, severely criticising the Goa police for harassing a Russian rape victim.