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Goa Tourism Records 30 per cent Rise in Tourist Arrivals for 2014 (Jan-Dec)

A total of 40,58,226 tourists visited Goa in 2014 as against 31,21,473 in 2013
A total of 35,44,634 domestic tourists visited Goa in 2014 as against 26,29,151 in 2013
A 62 per cent rise in domestic tourist arrivals recorded for the last quarter of 2014 (October/November/Decemb... (more)
Get Set for Goa Carnaval, from February 14 to 17

Goa’s hot and happening festival, Carnaval 2015, the only one of its kind in India, is set to dazzle with colour, costumes, foot-tapping music and a soul-stirring extravaganza.
The annual extravaganza – Goa Carnaval 2015 – is scheduled to be held from February 14 to 17, 20... (more)
Hot Air Balloons and Amphibious Vehicles to be Launched in Goa in April

- These two initiatives will highlight the state’s hinterlands and maximize the use of waterways
- The Amphibious vehicles will facilitate ‘Hop On Hop Off’ tours across the state
- Hot air ballooning safaris will also be operational in Goa soon
Come April ... (more)
All Roads Lead to Goa this New Year

Whether it is Bollywood stars like Priyanka Chopra, Randeep Hooda or Bipasha Basu, TV personalities like Vivian D’Sena and Vahbiz Dorabjee, or even newly-weds Anjori Alagh (daughter of former Britannia MD Sunil Alagh) and Rohit Goyal (son of Supreme Steel owner); it seems like Goa is the pref... (more)
357 Visas on Arrival Issued Within 10 Days of Commencement of Facility at Goa Dabolim Airport

The Goa Airport at Dabolim has issued 357 Visas-on-Arrival (VoA) within ten days of the commencement of this facility .
The VoA  facility was launched by the Union Home ministry on November 27, 2014 and Goa Airport at Dabolim started the process of issuing  the ... (more)
Goa Records 13.5 Percent Increase in Tourist Arrivals for October 2014

         ~ 4,76,861 tourists visited Goa in October
         ~ Domestic tourist arrivals up by 13.8 per cent
         ~ Foreign tourist arrivals up by 11 per cent
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Goa Tourism Development Corporation Introduces ‘Hop On, Hop Off’ Tours During St. Francis Xavier Exposition

In an initiative to integrate history and heritage with the on-going spiritual fervor of the St Francis Xavier Exposition 2014, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) launched an innovative ‘Hop On Hop Off’ tour for tourists and pilgrims visiting Old Goa.
The route chalk... (more)
Goa Gets its Very Own Women Taxis, Braced with Self-Defence Trained Angels on Wheels!

GPS monitoring system with panic alerts supported by the back office
First electronic fare meters with digital receipt print-outs in the State
Fare payment option through card / cash
Goa Tourism today launched the Women Taxi servi... (more)
Witness Tripurari Poornima in Goa to Mark the End of Diwali

With the festival of lights around the corner, one of India’s smallest states, Goa is gearing up to celebrate this in its unique way. Tripurari Poornima, which falls on a full moon night immediately after Diwali is celebrated in this state with great fanfare. This festive celebration will mar... (more)
Goa Attracts an All Time Record High of 18% Tourists During the Monsoons!

Monsoons have never been better before for Goa as the State witnessed a record high of tourist arrivals during the months of June, July and August 2014. The State recorded 18% increase in tourists for the 3 months against tourist arrivals during the same period in 2013.
The r... (more)