- Goa bags its third award in one year(2015) for being the Best Wedding Destination
- Tourism Minister hails achievement
- Goa showcases its new tourism initiatives, Monsoon Tourism and facets at IITM 2015 Bangalore
- Good response from travel and tour operators in Bangalore
Panjim, 15 July: Goa Tourism has won the prestigious award as the “Wedding Destination of the Year” at the Indian International Travel Mart (IITM) Bangalore. A delegation of officials from Goa Tourism along with hoteliers and travel and tour operators from Goa graced the occasion. The award was received by Mr. Deepak Narvekar, PRO, Goa Tourism at the hands of Mr. Indrajith De Silva, Director – Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
A presentation, Q & A sessions and quiz on tourism in Goa were organized for the Travel Agents and Tour Operators from Bangalore. Spot prizes were also given to the winners of the quiz competition. The rich and diverse culture of Goa was depicted through colorful programs at the event. The IITM 2015 was organized in Bangalore from July 10-12, 2015. Goa presented its new initiatives, Monsoon Tourism and various other facets both to the national and international visitors. Goa Tourism’s pavilion at the IITM 2015 in Bangalore received an overwhelming response and was one among the 120 stalls that participated from around the country and across the globe.
Over the last decade, Goa has emerged as a favored wedding destination for Indians looking to live out their fantasy of having a dream wedding without going overboard on costs. “I am extremely happy over Goa Tourism’s performance in the segment of Wedding Tourism. The IITM award makes it a hat-trick of awards received by Goa in 2015 as the “Best Wedding Destination,” said Hon’ble Minister for Tourism Mr. Dilip Parulekar. “Goa is undoubtedly the most popular place for destination weddings in the world. It is giving Goa Tourism a new dimension both in terms of economics, employment and overall benefits. People flock to Goa’s beaches to tie the knot. We hope that such achievements will serve as a platform for bringing together the best of Goa and showcase what makes the state such a viable wedding destination”, said Mr. Parulekar.
This year alone Goa Tourism has bagged two prestigious awards, one the PATWA award at ITB Berlin for the Best Wedding and Honeymoon Destination 2015, and the Best Wedding Destination in India by Travel plus Leisure Magazine. The IITM 2015 award makes it an incredible hat trick!