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14 Nov 2017

Season’s first cruise ship arrives from Dubai, 30 expected

The season’s first cruise ship arrived at Mormugao Port on Tuesday bringing in around 500 tourists.

08 Nov 2017

HC firm on fitment of digital meters; taxi owners meet CM

The issue of fitting of digital meters has taken a new turn with the final court decision out on Wednesday. Digital meters now have to fitted immediately.

13 Oct 2017

Govt plans to make Grande Island top tourist spot

The Government is planning on converting Grande Island into a tourist spot. This island is just off the Baina coast.

01 Oct 2017

1st chartered flight of the new tourism season lands in Goa

The monsoons have started retreating and the tourists have started arriving in Goa in large numbers.

30 Sep 2017

Calangute parish rally for clean tourism on World Tourism Day

Calangute parishioners led by their parish Priest church took out a rally in support of clean tourism.

30 Sep 2017

Will solve charter timing issue; 1000 charters expected this year: Govt

The government will resolve the timing problems of charter flights at Dabolim airport, the Tourism Minister Babu Ajgaokar said on Friday.

28 Sep 2017

TTAG predicts 55% fall in charter flight, tourism in danger this season

The Travel and Tourism Association has predicted a 50 % fall in charter flights arriving in Goa this season.

27 Sep 2017

Goa Tourism celebrates World Tourism Day

The Tourism Department, Goa Tourism Development Corporation and India Tourism and Travel and Tourism Association of Goa celebrated World Tourism Day on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Centre for Responsible Tourism awards Serafino for eco-friendly waste management

North Goa Collector Nila Mohanan has said communication is becoming ever so important in today’s world.

27 Sep 2017

High Court sets new deadline of 9 Oct to shift Lucky 7 from Miramar

The High Court has given the ill-fated Lucky 7 vessel time till October 9 for it to be towed away.

27 Sep 2017

No negotiation on speed governors, helmets, it is the law: CM

Speed governors are here to stay, helmet usage will be enforced and taxi issues will be taken up immediately, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Cabinet extends term of Mandovi casinos by 6 months; relocation policy by Dec

The cabinet on Wednesday resolved to complete the framing of the relocation policy by December, the Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said.

15 Sep 2017

I will oppose ban on beach swimming after sunset: BJP MLA

BJP MLA and Goa Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Nilesh Cabral has opposed his own government’s decision to ban swimming in the sea after 7 in the evening.

11 Sep 2017

Issuing of liquor licenses to 1200 outlets to begin on Tuesday

The government will start the process of issuing liquor permits to around 1200 outlets within municipal limits from Tuesday.

04 Sep 2017

Goans will be able to party all night; govt to make law

The government will pass a bill in the next assembly session to extend the timings of the noise ban.

02 Sep 2017

Tourism Dept to allot shacks after 20 Sep: Babu

The Tourism Department is working for early allotment of shacks this year with the Tourism Minister Babu Azgaokar saying efforts are on to allot them after the 20th of this month.

01 Sep 2017

Traditional Saangod celebrated in Cumbharjuvem

The traditional saangod of Cumbharjuve was celebrated with great gaiety and religious fervor by the villagers.

11 Aug 2017

Comes & goes the Friday, Lucky7 still grounded at Miramar

The 11th of August has come and gone. But the grounded casino Lucky 7 is still firmly entrenched on Miramar beach.

08 Aug 2017

Cortalim beach facilities to be upgraded

All prominent beaches within Cortalim constituency would be spruced up and facilities upgraded on a priority basis.

08 Aug 2017

Govt hopes to shift grounded Casino vessel by Fri

The stranded casino vessel Lucky 7 is to be towed out by Friday, ifthe authorities are to be believed.

02 Aug 2017

SW Railways to run special trains for Vailankanni Feast

The South Western Railways will run special trains to Vailankanni to clear the extra rush of passengers for the feast of Our Lady of Good Health in Vailankanni.

01 Aug 2017

Sunburn-Supersonic duped Goa for 7 Cr, tourists rising without EDMs

The organisers of Sunburn and Supersonic have duped Goa government to the tune of almost 7 crore rupees.

01 Aug 2017

Will conduct inquiries in matters related to GTDC properties grabbed ‘illegally’: Babu

Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar assured that he will conduct an inquiry if there are any illegalities when contracts were signed by Goa Tourism Development Corporation while leasing out their properties.

24 Jul 2017

Offshore casinos on land in 3 years, Goans can't gamble but work: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has spelt out his rough policy on casinos.

20 Jul 2017

New Water sports policy by Sept, Licenses per person will be restricted: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has given indications that the Government is aiming towards exploring the hinterlands for passenger transport purpose on Private Public Partnership basis.

18 Jul 2017

Churchill, Pavaskar want casino gaming rules changed, Cong opposes land-casinos

NCP MLA Churchill Alemao and MGP MLA Dipak Pavaskar have demanded that the rules of casino gaming be changed.

22 Nov 2016

Foreign tourists face the brunt of demonetization

the demonetization act is like a double-edged sword: It has affected not only the tourism industry buts tourists as well.

11 Nov 2016

Shack owners threaten to go to court if not paid compensation

Shack owners of Goa have threatened to approach the court if government does not give them compensation for delay in allotting shacks.