Goa bags prestigious award for Best Wedding Destination organized by Travel+ Leisure MagazineThe award was received by Valsala Vijayan, Deputy Resident Commissioner on behalf of Goa Tourism
Goa has emerged as the perfect destination for a bespoke wedding. With a stunning coastline and options ranging from churches, historic temples and majestic forts which serve as a picturesque backdrop for that fairy tale wedding, the wedding tourism market in Goa is definitely on the rise. From simple ceremonies in a relaxed ambience on the beach to five-star gala weddings, Goa offers a range of luxury hotels, tourist spaces, weekend resorts and other wedding venues to fit a variety of budgets and themes.
Considering all the factors, Goa has won the prestigious award for Best wedding Destination by Travel +Leisure Magazine. The award was received by Smt. Valsala Vijayan, Deputy Resident Commissioner on behalf of Goa Tourism. Shri. Dilip Parulekar, Minister for Tourism, Goa said “I am happy upon receiving this award which will bestow Goa as a primary destination for high-end wedding celebrations. We are expecting 10% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in the coming 2015 season and domestic market is looking very strong for Goa. I am happy to note that Goa has emerged as number one wedding destination in India.”
Shri. Nilesh Cabral, Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) also expressed his happiness on Goa being bestowed with this award and said, “Goa has emerged as the favoured wedding destination for many to fulfill their wish of having a dream wedding. Goa is the most preferred destination having lot to offer and one of the foremost among these is: Celebration. There is an infectious spirit which makes Goa a popular venue for practically any kind of celebration”.