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Goa should look beyond beaches for tourism: Governor

Posted on: January 31, 2011


Goa governor S.S. Sidhu Wednesday said that the promotion of Goa as a tourist destination should go beyond its beaches.

Speaking at the Republic Day parade here, Sidhu said that diversification of Goa’s tourism portfolio was key to the state’s economic prosperity.

‘Ninety percent of tourism in Goa has been beach-based. Apart from maintaining our edge in this regard, it is equally important to initiate the process of diversification of tourism,’ Sidhu said.

The governor said that the state government should avail of central government schemes which encouraged the development of alternative tourism avenues like eco-tourism, adventure tourism, back water and heritage tourism. Sidhu said Goa has a lot of scope for these avenues.

Speaking about the expansion of Goa’s existing airport at Dabolim, Sidhu said that the upgradation and expansion of the airport would be done by mid-2012, and added that construction of Goa’s second international airport, a greenfield project at Mopa, in north Goa, some 50 km from here, would take half a decade more.

‘Keeping in view the fast growth of civil aviation and the estimated increase in passenger and cargo tariff in the coming years as well as requirement of general aviation, the urgency to pursue the construction of greenfield international airport at Mopa cannot be over-emphasised,’ Sidhu said.

Courtesy: sify.com

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1 Response to "Goa should look beyond beaches for tourism: Governor"

Beaches of Goa are amongst those places where visitors can take deep sun bath after long journey to different place of it. It is beautiful and coolest place in India and most plentiful in foodstuffs.

The highly professional team of travel and tourism Get set Goa promises to deliver the same and is a hallmark of memorable reminisces as its motto reveals.

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