Goa ranks 6th in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list
Goa ranks 6th in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list

 Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar today said it is an honour that the state was getting global recognition as a "safe tourism destination" as he hailed the recent announcement by a media conglomerate that placed Goa at the sixth spot in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list.

India Beach Fashion Week inaugurated by Goa deputy CM
India Beach Fashion Week inaugurated by Goa deputy CM

It was a day of fun and glamour in Goa Thursday as the first edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.

Russian tourists cancel Goa visit; prefer Portugal, Spain
Russian tourists cancel Goa visit; prefer Portugal, Spain

Goa seems to be losing the preferred tourism destination among Russians as nearly 40,000 tourists have cancelled their bookings for the state this season, as per industry statistics.

Goa to offer hot air balloons, amphibious vessels this summer
Goa to offer hot air balloons, amphibious vessels this summer

To provide tourists an opportunity to explore the rich geography of the state, the Tourism Department of Goa will launch hot air balloons and amphibious vessels for them this summer.

Goa to host four-day wine festival: Tourism ministry
Goa to host four-day wine festival: Tourism ministry

More than 20 Indian wineries, apart from other renowned spirit brands, are expected to participate in the Grape Escapade, a popular wine festival hosted by the Goa government's tourism department, scheduled to be held later this month, an official statement said Monday.

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.