Goa Tourism

Trial of sea plane in Goa on Saturday

The Goa tourism department will conduct trial of a nine-seater sea-plane here Friday before starting a commercial service.

May 23, 2015, 00:38 AM IST

Trial of sea-plane in Goa on Saturday

The Goa tourism department will conduct trial of a nine-seater sea-plane here tomorrow before starting a commercial service.

May 22, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Domestic tourists throng Goa beaches to beat sweltering heat

With mercury soaring to unbearable levels across the country, domestic holidayers are flocking Goa beaches to cool-off themselves lending a much-needed fillip to tourism sector in the picturesque state.

May 21, 2015, 13:33 PM IST

Goa eyes more tourists; to tap hike in visa on arrival

Goa is preparing to cash in on the Centre's plan to increase visa on arrival facility to 150 countries while it eyes double-digit growth rate in the number of tourist arrivals this year.

Mar 08, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

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.

Feb 08, 2015, 21:27 PM IST

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.

Feb 06, 2015, 07:54 AM IST

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.

Jan 11, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

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.

Jan 08, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2015, 08:25 AM IST

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.

Dec 16, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

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.

Nov 10, 2014, 11:05 AM IST

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.

Nov 03, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

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

Sep 22, 2014, 08:43 AM IST

Dudhsagar waterfalls in the Goa monsoon

Dudhsagar waterfalls in the Goa monsoon

Sep 19, 2014, 11:18 AM IST

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.

Aug 07, 2014, 14:58 PM IST

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.

Jul 01, 2014, 20:42 PM IST

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.

Jun 21, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2013, 11:36 AM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2013, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2013, 16:27 PM IST