Panjim, September 26: Grand celebrations all across the State will mark World Tourism Day on Wednesday, 27th September 2017. In keeping with the theme, Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Development, the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Goa and Goa Tourism Development Corporation in association with India Tourism and Travel and Tourism Association of Goa have organized programmes all through the day.
The Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar and the Hon’ble Chairman of GTDC, Mr. Nilesh Cabral have extended their greetings to all Goans, tourism stakeholders, visitors to Goa and all those associated with Goa Tourism and have sought continued support from everyone in the endeavor to pursue tourism sustainability in the State of Goa.
Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Govt. of Goa is also scheduled to speak on Goa Doordarshan at 5.30 pm on Wednesday about his vision and mission on promoting ‘Goa as among top global destinations’.
Earlier in the day, Goa Tourism will welcome tourists at the Goa International Airport and the KRC station in Margao. An exclusive boat cruise will also be arranged for special children on River Mandovi.
During the day, programmes that will be held include sightseeing on the Hop-on Hop-off buses for college students. Quiz competitions will be held for colleges in the North and South Goa and a painting competition for students from Fine Arts College, Panjim.
Many tourism stakeholders are also organizing World Tourism Day programmes across the State. Cleanliness and sanitation campaigns under the Swachh Bharat initiative are also being organized in several coastal and tourist locations.
Goa Tourism, GTDC, India Tourism and TTAG have cordially invited everyone to partake in the celebrations on Wednesday and to make the events an exciting and wholesome experience for everyone.