Panaji: October 24, 2019 … The third  edition of two day grandest B2B event “ Goa International Travel Mart-2019 ( GITM )” was inaugurated yesterday by the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod  Sawant at a function  held at Arpora. The function was organized by Directorate of Tourism. The event aims to bring together all the stakeholders like hoteliers, wedding planners, travel companies, wildlife, adventure, event managements, wellness and other leisure enterprises on one platform to showcase investment potential in the state.

The Chief Minister while addressing the gathering said that according our Indian tradition we  treat  our guest as god. Goa  is not only about sun, sand  and sea but has its green forests, natural resources etc. Goa is doing well in sectors of health, education, infrastructure  and industry. The work of  new International Mopa airport is underway and we are hopeful to start the same by 2022. Also we have conducted Vibrant Goa Summit recently where the investors from all over have shown their interest to invest in Goa.

The Chief Minister said the state is serious about and accord  priority to the  safety of tourist so that they feel happy and comfortable to move.  The Government for this purpose has appointed an agency of lifeguards to look after the safety of tourists.

The Chief Minister also said that the work of cleaning of beaches is also done from time to time, In order to promote tourism sought   help of other stakeholders by the Government. Besides promoting eco-tourism, health tourism, sport tourism, white water rafting, adventure tourism activities like air balloon, scuba diving and others. To create conducive atmosphere for health tourism in the state is one of the priorities of the Government. Those investors who come to invest in tourism industry will get all sort of help and assured to resolve any issue pertaining to tourism in the state.

The Deputy Chief Minister in his address said that Goa has emerged as the best tourist destination in the world as it is  blessed with nature, beaches ,churches and temples etc.. Goa has various activities under tourism like adventure, nightlife, music fashion, football ,festivals as well.

The delegates from different countries, hoteliers, tour operators, and others attended the function…Shri Savio Messiahs, President TTAG and Shri J. Ashok Kumar IAS, Secretary Tourism also spoke on the occasion….Shri Nikhil Desai Managing Director GTDC, welcomed the guests.


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