Goa Tourism

Goa`s draft tourism policy and master plan a 'copy paste' job, alleges BJP MLA Glenn Ticlo

BJP legislator Glenn Ticlo on Wednesday alleged that Goa`s draft tourism policy 2018 and master plan, which is being carried out by a leading global consultancy firm is a "copy paste" job, and questioned the state government`s decision to pay around Rs 3 crore for drafting the plan.

Jul 17, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

Casinos play big role in promoting Goa tourism: Sanjay Dutt

Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt believes that casinos play a big role in promoting tourism in Goa.

May 12, 2019, 05:51 AM IST

Goa jail readied for foreign nationals overstaying illegally

The coastal state sees around four lakh foreign arrivals every year on business or tourist visas.

Feb 08, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

Russians tops list of foreign tourist arrivals in 2018: Goa Minister

A total of 3.11 lakh Russians arrived in Goa from January to October 2018, says Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar.

Jan 30, 2019, 13:55 PM IST

Hefty fine for drinking alcohol, cooking on Goa beaches: State Tourism Minister

The Bill is yet to be passed in the Assembly.

Jan 24, 2019, 22:10 PM IST

Goa draft tourism policy for setting up marinas, golf courses

The Core Tourism Programmes under the policy emphasises on "development standards and development guidelines for setting up small marinas and jetties at specific locations identified in the state".

Jan 05, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

Indian tourists think Goa beaches unsafe at night, foreigners differ

Goa is one of the top beach tourism destinations in the country and attracts nearly seven million tourists.

Aug 16, 2018, 12:38 PM IST

Beer on the beach? Goa ready to dampen high spirits with hefty fines

CM Manohar Parrikar has said his government is set to impose heavy penalties on those found guilty of alcohol consumption in public.

Jul 17, 2018, 06:46 AM IST

Sun, sand and sanitation: Goa celebrates beach hygiene campaign with music party

Goa is one of the most popular beach tourism destinations in the country, but has been plagued by the garbage menace, especially along coastal areas, which caters to tourism. 

Apr 16, 2018, 08:21 AM IST

Goa on alert after intel on terrorists using sea-route to enter India

Off shore casinos, water sports operators and barges are being extra watchful.

Apr 07, 2018, 07:50 AM IST

Goa a hot destination for Indians on Easter weekend

There has been an almost 200 per cent increase in travel searches for the upcoming Easter weekend compared to last year, with much of this trend driven by beach destination Goa, read a statement.


Mar 26, 2018, 08:04 AM IST

Goa government mulls banning swimming in sea after sunset

The Goa tourism department is planning to enact a law to ban swimming in the sea post sunset and after consumption of alcohol, in the wake of some recent incidents of drowning along the state's beaches.

Sep 09, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

High-end ropeway project in Goa to promote tourism

The project aimed at promoting adventure and high-end tourism in the state is estimated to cost approximately Rs 157 crore.

Jul 25, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Goa is India's most popular monsoon travel destination: Survey

The survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, analysed data on hotel searches made by users. 

Jun 15, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

19-coach Tejas Express with LED TV, tea/coffee vending machine all set to hit the tracks next week

There will be comfortable seating arrangements and each seat will have LED TV with touch control system and call bell facilities.

May 20, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Tejas Express set to make journey from Mumbai to Goa; Suresh Prabhu inspects high-speed premium train

The first of the Tejas brand of trains, equipped with modern facilities, will run from Mumbai to Goa on May 22.

May 20, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Goa emerges as India’s most preferred travel destination

Hill stations like Manali, Shimla and Ooty also made it to the top 10 destinations list, according to the report based on searches conducted by Indians between February and April this year.

May 18, 2017, 08:08 AM IST

Goa International Jazz Live Festival to begin today

The music festival will showcase performances by jazz artists clubbed with punk, hip-hop, R&B and other forms of music.

Nov 26, 2016, 08:19 AM IST

Are you a music lover? Head to Goa for three-day multi-genre festival

The three-day multi-genre festival starting on January 27 will take place on the beaches of Ashvem and Morjim in Goa.

Nov 11, 2016, 09:52 AM IST

Demonetisation: Goa Tourism industry gets back to business

A large chunk of tourists who had arrived on Goa's beaches for the Diwali vacation had to wind up their trip as they suffered from fear of going cashless due to withdrawal of the high denomination currency.

Nov 10, 2016, 15:37 PM IST