Netherlands and Goa to exchange ties for betterment of Tourism and Sports


Panjim,  February  27: Hon’ble Minister  for Tourism & Sports, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar  today welcomed suggestions  from  the  Consul General of Netherlands, Mr. Guido Tielman,  for promotion  of  bi-lateral ties between  Netherlands and  Goa  in the areas of  Tourism  and  Sports.

Following a deliberation between Mr. Ajgaonkar and  the visiting  Netherlands Consul General today, Mr. Tielman  said that he was enthralled by  the Goan hospitality extended to him and  will return back with a mission to encourage people from Netherlands to  visit Goa.

He also stated that  he would  explore the possibility of  charter flights from  Netherlands  to  Goa and would  request travel agents from Netherlands  to connect with the Department  of Tourism, Govt. of Goa  on the  modalities for working out this air connect between the  two tourism regions.

On the Sports front, Mr. Tielman said he was  impressed by the achievements of  Goan male footballers and  added that  the game  of football should  be extended  to women players and  that  Netherlands would be  willing to  support budding  Goan  women football players with  training and exhibition matches between the two teams.

While  Mr. Ajgaonkar  emphasized  that  Netherlands should promote Goa widely as a must visit tourism  destination, the visiting Consul General  also appealed to Mr.  Ajgaonkar to support the promotion of  Netherlands to Goans.

During his short visit to Goa, Mr Tielman,  visited a few beaches, temples and tourist spots and enjoyed  the flavor of Goa.   He also impressed on  Mr. Ajgaonkar to visit Netherlands and to explore and  experience  tourism  in Netherlands.

He was presented with souvenirs  of Goa by Mr. Ajgaonkar.

Mr. Agnelo Godinho, Consular Assistant, Goa & Director of Tourism Mr. Menino D’souza were also present during the meeting.



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