Swachhta Action Plan Tourism Stakeholders Workshop Conducted

Panjim, July 20 : As partof the “Swachhta Action Plan” Implementation in Goa, the National Institute of Water Sports, in association with the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, organized a tourism stakeholders workshop themed on Cleanliness, Sanitation and Hygiene involving different tourism stakeholders at Dona Paula this week. Tourism stakeholders who participated included street vendors from Miramar, taxi drivers, hoteliers, GTDC staff and others.

The Chief Guestsat the inaugural session, Prof. Sutheeshna Babu, (Nodal Officer, NIWS) & Mr. Laxmikant Vaingankar (G.M-Administration, GTDC) highlighted various key aspects concerning aclean and green Goa. Prof. Sutheeshna Babu made a presentation on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in daily life and how it is linked with the economy & GDP of the country. A Video presentation wasmade by Dr. B. Swajan (Asst. Professor, IITTM) on the economicalimportance of tourism in Indian economy and the effect of cleanliness and hygiene in the tourism industry. Mr. Laxmikant Vaingankar (G.M-Administration, GTDC), in hisspeech shared the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in the tourism industry and steps initiated to give tourism in Goa the clean and green appeal to visiting tourists.

Mr. Gavin Dias (GM –Operations, GTDC) in his presentationshared insights on the current scenario of Goa Tourism and initiatives in the direction towards keeping Goa’s tourism avenues clean and hygienic. He also highlighted on the benefits that can be derived from the Swachhta Action Plan to each and every tourism stakeholder. He impressed on the economical advantages that can be gained by every citizen of the country in keeping his respective locales clean and hygienic.

A Swachhta Pledge was taken in which all participants assured their contribution to the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” Project.

During the Interactivesession participants came up with relevant suggestions towards improving measures for cleanliness and hygiene.

"Swachhta Action Plan" is an ambitious project initiated by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The main objective of the “Swachhta Action Plan”is creating awareness amongst the tourists about sanitation and cleanliness at tourist/pilgrimage centres. It mulls for a clean city that will attract investment, good health and a sense of pride amongst the local residents and a sense of satisfaction amongst the tourists.
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Goa Tourism bags Best Decorated Stall Award at TTF Kolkata 2018

Panjim, July 11: Goa Tourism participated at the TTF Kolkata 2018 from July 6-8, where it bagged the Best Decorated Stall award. The award was received by Mr. Menino D’Souza, Director, Department of Tourism at the hands of Mr. Sanjiv Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Fair Fest Media, Kolkata. The delegation to Kolkata consisted of Mr. Menino D’Souza, Director, Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Mr. Gavin Dias, GM-GTDC, Mr. Bharat Chodankar, Asst. Manager-GTDC and Mr. Bhavesh Davaskar, Information Assistant. Goa Tourism put up an attractive pavilion at the TTF Kolkata and attracted visitors in large numbers.


GTDC's Monsoon Trekking Expedition to Charavne Waterfalls on 29th July 2018

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