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.