Panjim, 17th September 2016: In order to boost tourism between Goa and Thailand, Thailand Consul General Mr. Ekpol Poolpipat informed that Thai Airlines would soon be commencing Goa – Thailand direct flight service. Mr. Ekpol Poolpipat along with his officers called on Tourism Minister Mr. Dilip Parulekar in his chambers at the secretariat on September 14.
Prime Minister of Thailand would be attending the BRICKS summit in Goa. During his visit, he would be meeting the Tourism Minister Mr. Dilip Parulekar as well as officials of GTDC and discuss various aspects of tourism exchange between Goa and Thailand and a proper plan would be finalized. Commenting that this would help Thailand as well as Goa, Mr. Poolpipat mentioned that initially the flight service could be once a week and depending on the response, frequency may be increased.
Mr Poolpipat further mentioned that Thailand tourism would organize road show, special exhibitions, etc in Goa and would assist GTDC in organizing such programs and promoting tourism in Thailand. Tourism Minister Mr. Dilip Parulekar welcomed this initiative of Thailand tourism and reiterated that this arrangement would be helpful to both. They also briefed Mr. Poolpipat about various activities undertaken by GTDC in promoting tourism.