PANAJI: Whereas World Tourism Day will probably be celebrated globally throughout nations on twenty seventh September, the Journey and Tourism Affiliation of Goa (TTAG), in collaboration with SKAL Goa and Goa Tourism, are gearing up for a day-long celebration with a spate of occasions and actions lined up which will probably be open to all and not using a charge.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, govt officers, bureaucrats, tourism stakeholders and different dignitaries will probably be attending the celebration.
“Preserving in thoughts this 12 months’s world theme ‘Rethink Tourism’, TTAG has deliberate the celebration in a different way by organising a number of occasions, together with an e-bike rally, heritage walks throughout the state, culinary contests and extra. We wish to showcase the various choices that the state has to supply past the plain decisions,” mentioned Nilesh Shah, President of the Journey and Tourism Affiliation of Goa (TTAG).
“This can be a nice alternative to convey all of the tourism stakeholders and the Authorities on one platform whereby the help can contribute to creating the approaching vacationer season successful and be extra resilient to face challenges forward. The celebration marks the beginning of the tourism season with worldwide charters set to reach. With the upgraded infrastructure, Goa is ready to have a large share of the home pie,” he added.
The World Tourism Day celebrations will start with a mini rally. The rally will probably be flagged off from Dona Paula circle to Miramar and again. The rally may have solely non-fuel primarily based automobiles together with bicycles, e-bikes, and electrical automobiles.
Defined Shekhar Divadkar, SKAL President of Goa “The occasions are targeted on Sustainable Tourism. The EV rally magnifies the relevance of the steps being taken and drives dwelling the message of adopting a sustainable method”.
Concurrently, to soak within the historical past of the culturally wealthy state, strolling excursions will probably be organised in Margao, Panaji, Outdated Goa, and Saligao through the day. The excursions will spotlight the wealthy historical past and heritage of the state.
Goa is a culinary vacation spot which has numerous choices. Cidade de Goa, together with the Institute of Resort Administration Goa and in collaboration with TTAG, are organising a culinary contest for college kids of hospitality and home-based foodpreneurs. An eminent set of jury members will choose the winners of the competition.
Tourism stakeholders, together with the Honourable Chief MinisterMinister of Goa and different dignitaries, will converge on the Taj Resort and Conference Centre to debate and deliberate on the way forward for tourism within the state and its potential development within the close to future. Conventional folks dances, that are remarkable in tourism circles reminiscent of lamp dance , goff, zagor,ghode modni, madragoa and veer bhadra will probably be carried out.
Talking about public transport and the challenges confronted by vacationers who arrive into the state, Shekhar added, “To shift in direction of lesser use of gas and carpooling, TTAG encourages vacationers and locals to make use of e-bus companies for airport transfers that are presently obtainable on the airport. There are shuttle bus companies being supplied from the airport to Panjim, Calangue, Margao and Cavelossim at a nominal fee of INR 200. This initiative additionally helps to cut back the burden of street and different connectivity points.