Cooperation and support from all during Christmas and NY celebration in Goa hailed by Ajgaonkar: Goa all set  for festival tourism in coming weeks

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Panjim,  Jan 3: The Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar  today thanked Goa Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar,  the Home  Department, Goa Police, all tourism stakeholders and  goenkars for successfully managing the peak  tourist inflow during Christmas and  New Year celebrations  in Goa.

In a statement issued today,  Mr. Ajgaonkar has  congratulated the entire administrative set up in the state,  law enforcing agencies and  the local Goans  for  extending  full co-operation  during the  peak time of the tourist season  in Goa and  to all tourism stakeholders for extending  their support,   warmth and hospitality to the visiting tourists.

Mr. Ajgaonkar said, “It is proven  that Goa is known for its hospitality and this time we have  shown  it once again to the world and  nation  that Goa is a safe destination for tourists and  that the State and  the  government under Mr. Parrikar  has ensured smooth and peaceful celebrations  of Christmas and New Year.”

Mr. Ajgaonkar further said that he is confident that statistically the inflow of tourists to Goa  has increased and  that would be  on record with the Department  of Tourism  in a few weeks from  now.

Mr. Ajgaonkar said that  in the next couple of weeks and months, Goa will be  geared up for  organizing its annual festivals like Carnaval, Shigmo,  Food and Cultural festival and  tourists should not  miss the opportunity of  making advance bookings and  participating  in  the State’s heritage and cultural diversity.

He added that the government  is also working overtime to  provide basic tourist facilities across the state so that tourists can feel  more comfortable.

He also  reiterated that  as the tourist season  will continue till May,  that  visitors should maintain  caution  while on the beaches,  avoid swimming after dark,  avoid consuming alcohol and  swimming,  stay safe,  follow the laws of the land and  pay heed to  the local and  authorities on  various dos  and don’ts.

 

 

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