Goa Tourism celebrates World Tourism Day


Panjim,  Sept 29: Goa Tourism  today celebrated  World Tourism day with much  gala and  festivity as programmes and  activities were organized across the State.

The celebrations began at the Goa International Airport, Dabolim,  with the  warm welcome  of tourists,  distribution   of  flowers and  sweets.  Passengers  were enthused  with a  brass band and  folk dances  presented outside the  airport. A similar initiative  was carried out  at the  Konkan  Railway Station  in Margao.

This year World Tourism Day  is themed   Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all and  all the initiatives  undertaken  by Goa Tourism revolving  aroundTourism and Jobswhich hasopened various avenues for employmentwere showcased across all platforms.

During the day a boat cruise  tripwas organized  for  special children on the Santa Monica. Students from Sanjay Centre for special education, Porvorim and Disha School for special children ,Panjim attended the same. Entertainment  programmes,  games,  gifts and  goodies were distributed to all the children. Similarly World Tourism Day  was also celebrated at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa followed by   a Hop on-Hop off bus tours  arranged for  the entertainment of school students.

Quiz contests  were held  at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Panaji and RavindraBhavan, Margao. An Elocution competition at Multipurpose Hall at  the Department of Art& Culture, Panaji and  a

Drawing competition was conducted at Fine Arts College, Panaji. Staff of the Department  of Tourism and  Goa Tourism  Development  Corporation  ensured  smooth co-ordination and  conduct of   the day long  events on World Tourism  day.  All GTDC residencies also  celebrated World Tourism Day  along with  their guests.



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