Hon’ble Minister for Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar Launches Hop On Hop Off sightseeing coach services

Panjim, May 13 : The Hon'ble Minister for Tourism, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar today flagged off the much awaited Hop on Hop off sight-seeing coach services amidst much fanfare. The launch of the new tourism initiative was held today at the Paryatan Bhavan, Patto, Panjim.

Other dignitaries present during the launch were Chairman, GTDC, Mr. Nilesh Cabral, Mayor, CCP, Mr. Surendra Furtado, Director of Tourism, Govt of Goa, Mr. MeninoD’souza, MD, GTDC, Mr. Nikhil Desai and other officials from Goa Tourism.

Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (GTDC) has launched the new and swanky sightseeing coach service in association withPune based Prasanna Purple Group. To be popularly called the Hop on Hop off (HOHO) buses, the royal red buses will offer tourists sightseeing circuits in and around the capital city, Old Goa, Miramar and Dona Paula to begin with. The HOHO service through open top Double Decker and Hydeck vehicles are all set to offer tourists an opportunity to explore Goa with leisure, flexibility and comfort.

The buses will move from Paryatan Bhavan giving tourists an experience to witness the Panjim Church, Palace of Arch Bishop, Miramar Beach, Goa Science Centre, Dona Paula, KalaAacademy, Bhagwan Mahaveer Garden, Panjim Market, casino Point, River cruise point, Goa State Museum, Ribandar Patto Circle and back to Paryatan Bhavan.

The buses will operate from 9 am to 6 pm on regular basis. Some of the salient features of this new sightseeing coach service are local based multi-lingual running commentary, CCTV surveillance, GPS tracking, trained tour guides, guest relationship executives and more. Two separate routes have been proposed one each for the double decker buses and the hydeck buses. Tourists can avail of the tour services by taking a 1 or 2 day pass and multiple options for families and groups. The fares are reasonable priced at Rs 300 per head as a launch offer. Read more>>


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Mr. Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, GTDC receiving the Best Host Award
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