Goa Tourism woos foreign tourists from Iran

Panjim, 2 August 2015: Goa Tourism hosted a Familiarization (FAM) Trip for 18 travel and tour operators from Iran in association with Air Arabia, an exercise to market value based Monsoon Tourism in the Middle East. This is the third FAM trip organized in recent times by Goa Tourism for travel and tour operators from the oil rich provinces in the Gulf. Two separate Familiarization (FAM) trips from the Gulf regions were hosted in May and June 2015. The travel and tour operators from Iran arrived in Goa on July 25, 2015 on a 5 day FAM trip and were given insights into various tourism facets that Goa has to offer. During this FAM, the guests from Iran experienced the thrills of white water rafting in the river waters at Mhadei in Sattari. They also visited Atreya Vedic Farm at Mollem, important mosques, temples, churches, beaches and hotel properties, besides relishing Goan cuisine along with Goan folklore and culture.

Iran, though an energy super power, is also a tourism destination with diverse activities especially adventure. They met officials of Goa Tourism and tourism stakeholders where they engaged in B2B dialogues and exchanged views on promotion Read more>>


Tourism Minister Shri. Dilip Parulekar bags ‘Best Innovated Tourism Minister’ for the year 2015

Panjim, 5th August 2015: The Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Government of Goa, Shri. Dilip Parulekar has been awarded the PATWA - Safari India South Asia Travel awards in the category for ‘Best Innovated Tourism Minister’ for the year 2015. Read more>>


Bonderam 2015

Goa Tourism organized the Bonderam festival, which is celebrated in the island of Divar, located 12 kms from Panjim city, on the fourth Saturday of August. This year the festival fell on August 22, 2015. Read more>>

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