Department of Tourism Archive

The Gift of the Magi – Convocation of the 1st batch of CorpComm @ BESC

The birth of Jesus Christ was marked by the arrival of the Magi, three wise men, who had gone to bless the newly born, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The ceremonial “birth” of the first batch of the students of Corporate Communications at BESC was equally blessed – by three wise men from

Goa attracts an all time record high of 18% tourists during the monsoons!

Goa Tourism’s effort in promoting monsoon tourism pays off   Panjim, October 10, 2014 – Monsoons have never been better before for Goa as the State witnessed a record high of tourist arrivals during the months of June, July and August 2014. The State recorded 18% increase in tourists for the 3 months against tourist

Goa all set for Bonderam festival on August 23

Mumbai | August 20, 2014: Goa is now geared up organize the Bonderam festival, which is celebrated in the island of Divar, located 12 kms from Panjim city, on the fourth Saturday of August. This year the festival falls on August 23, 2014. The name Bonderam originates from ‘Bandeira’ – the Portuguese word for flag.

KPMG and T&L to prepare Goa Tourism Master Plan

July 22, 2014: The Department of Tourism, Government of Goa has announced the appointment of a consortium of KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. and Tourism & Leisure Advisory Services Sl. (T&L) to prepare a 25-year tourism master plan for Goa. Mr. Dilip Parulekar, Tourism Minister, Govt. of Goa, said “We are expecting best-in-class output from

Tourism dept to strengthen Goa’s safety and security

Mumbai, Thursday, July 17, 2014: In order to boost tourist safety throughout the year, a sensitization workshop was held at with the Department of Tourism officials and the Tourist Police force, at the Tourism Bhavan, Patto, Panaji. The meeting was addressed by Director Tourism, Deputy Director Mr. Arvind Khutkar, SP Umesh Gaonkar and PSI Mr.

Celebrate the 2nd Annual Heritage Festival in Goa

The 5-day festival to kick-off at Saligao from January 7, 2014 onwards The festival will showcase the authentic Goan cuisine, hand-made, one-of-a-kind ethnic collectibles and crafts and other events!     If you think the New Year celebrations are over and it’s time to pack your bags, well then you might have to reconsider your