Goa Tourism has been   honoured with the ‘Best Eco-Tourism State’ award held recently at IITM Gurgaon. The Goa Tourism delegation comprised of  Mr. Sanjay V. P. Chodnekar, General Manager- Marketing,  Mr. Deepak Narvekar, Public relations officer – GTDC, Mr. Prasad Kavlekar, Asst Manager- Marketing, Mrs. Milan Tendulkar, IA, Dept. of Tourism and Mrs. Nirmala Goltekar, IA, Dept. of Tourism. The award was accepted by Prasad Kavlekar, Asst Manager-Mktg.

Goa Tourism’s  stall  depicted contemporary Goan architectural styles which attracted keen eyeballs from members of the travel trade and general public, eager for a taste of Goa. A Goa evening was also organized at Citrus Hotel, Gurgaon which saw the participation of leading tour operators and media representatives.  Mr. Deepak Narvekar PRO and Mr. Sanjay V. P. Chodnekar highlighted various new activities of Goa Tourism and announced Holiday Packages to Goa.

A cultural show profiling authentic Goan bands was also organised for the invitees and members of the travel trade and media fraternity. The  Minister  for  Tourism,  Mr. Dilip Parulekar  said, “ Goa is  an attractive  State  for  Eco Tourism and  Goa’s  rich  hinterlands  offer  the  best getaways  for  tourists   both  during the  monsoons  and  during the  year  as  well.  Eco-Tourism  is  one  of our  strongholds  in the tourism sector and  our   promotion and marketing strategies  with regards  to   Eco Tourism  is  showing  excellent  results.”

“I  am very  happy to  know  that  Goa  has  been  honored   with  an  award as  the  Best  Eco Tourism  State.  I   congratulate  my team of  officials  who are  working tirelessly  to  ensure  that  Goa   Tourism is   an attractive State   with respect to  Eco Tourism  for both  foreign and domestic  tourists,”  Mr. Parulekar said.


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