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Taxi operators in Goa on strike

Tourists are facing inconvenience due to recent strike in Goa by the tourist taxi operators' associations, north and south Goa. They are opposing the Olacabs in Goa. The operators have threatneed to make the strike indefinite if  Govt fails to restrict Olacabs in Goa. Around...

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Goa beach malpractices now to be checked

The tourism department will soon appoint independent squads manned by department staff to curb malpractices on the beach and reduce problems faced by tourists, tourism minister Dilip Parulekar said. Fending off questions on how the government intends to address other tourism-related issues, Parulekar said that...

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Iffi will partner with ministry of tourism

International Film Festival of India, the premier film event scheduled for November 23-December 3, 2011 will partner the ministry of tourism’s initiative Incredible India. The 42nd edition, organized jointly by the ministry of information and broadcasting and the Goa government, will work with a diversified...

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Re-survey of Goa Beaches

Cyclone Phyan has made topographical alterations on some of the Goa's beaches and the tourism department may consider a re-survey of affected beach stretches if asked for by shack applicants. "Sand dunes have disappeared from some of the beaches in South Goa," says Cruz Cardozo,...

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Climate change will affect Goa beaches: study

Goa is the most vulnerable among coastal area, as major portion of its beaches would be submerged within a foreseeable future due to climatic changes, according to a scientific study. ‘Environmental Education and Sustainable Development in the New Millennium’, a book released by Dr Desh...

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Goa Beach Shack Policy Approved

Goa state cabinet has approved the beach shack policy for the 2009-10 season and said that shack allotment will be made on seniority basis. In 2008, the tourism department had issued application forms in September while this year the forms were issued only on Tuesday....

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