Goa Tourism bags National Tourism Award

Goa Tourism has achieved yet another milestone at the National Tourism Awards by bagging the award in the category of Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India) for the year 2016-17. The award was presented by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam and was received by the Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Manohar Ajgaonkar along with Managing Director of Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Nikhil Desai in the distinguished presence of Secretary Tourism, Govt. of India, Ms Rashmi Verma (IAS). Today’s award was presented at a glittering ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi coinciding with the occasion of World Tourism Day.

This is the second year in a row that Goa has bagged the prestigious National Tourism Award. This is also the second time Goa is bagging an award in the category of Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India).

Goa’s selection  for the award comes as a result of a well documented submission on the State’s achievements  in tourism  over the last  six years which has achieved fruitful results in various sectors be it infrastructure development, commissioning of tourism projects, launching of tourism products and services, initiatives taken on safety and security, cleanliness and hygiene, policies, marketing and promotion, events and activities among others.

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