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No Charter season this year in Goa; small businesses probably to face a financial blow

Goa's tourism industry heavily depends on foreign tourists and charters but this season, the state will be lying bare without any of its usual international visitors. Stakeholders of the tourism industry are disheartened at the Centre's conclusion last week, which states that tourist visas will still remain on hold. This is spelling perils for the tourism and hospitality industry as the state's much-awaited charter season has been put on indefinite hold.

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Goa government approves resumption of river cruises & watersports with a proper SOP in place

The tourist hub of India, Goa, is all set re-start watersports activities with the approval of the state government. The new order was announced on Friday in direct response to the memorandum from the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) to the governmental authorities.

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Eco-friendly operations to start in Goa, under the banner of Tourism Policy 2020

The government of Goa on Wednesday, approved the long-awaited Goa Tourism Policy 2020 which portrays a vivid vision to make the state the "most preferred destination around the year for high-spending tourists" in 2024. The policy talks about 25 years of tourism, inclusive of a new Tourism Board which would be the major pillar for all decisions to be undertaken towards the planning, development and marketing of Goa tourism. The state tourism policy calls for the curation of high-quality infrastructure and facilities that would attract tourists to Goa's hinterland.

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