Skål International Goa backed event to celebrate Tourism
Skål International Goa backed event to celebrate Tourism organized under a joint Tourism stakeholders umbrella - Goa Tourism Front.
All the Goan Tourism Stakeholders comprising Hotels, Agencies, Event Management Entities, Travel & Tourism Association of Goa, TAAI, TAFI, IATO in association with Goa Tourism & GTDC - their members participated in this grand two wheeler ride titled ‘Celebrate …. Goa’s Tourism’ to herald to the domestic as well as international tourists that Goa is Open for Tourism on 31st October 2020.
The ride traversed through Goa, starting at Taj Hotels & Convention Center in Central Goa, going up to Baga in North Goa & ultimately a grand celebration to end with at Holiday Inn in South Goa. Goa is safe, Goa takes necessary precautions for safety of both guests & associates.
We have been declared by the World Travel and Tourism Council as a safe destination that has enforced numerous protocols designed for safe travel.
We had a contingent of over 94 jubilant industry riders and escort vehicles that commenced the ride from the Taj Convention and Hotels, Dona Paula flagged off by our Director Tourism Mr Menino D’Souza, Secretary Tourism, Mr Ashok Kumar, Director Markets, Taj Hotels, Goa Mrs Indira Barretto along with the Presidents of Skål International Goa (691), TTAG and GEVA - Mr. Ernest Dias, Mr. Nilesh Shah and Mr. Troy Furtado and Coordinator of the event Mr. Francis Serrao.
‘Celebrate… Goa’s Tourism’ wound its way through hotels in Panjim, Porvorim, Candolim and Calangute in North Goa. At St. Anthony’s Baga beach the group had a photoshoot & video coverage & was flagged off by Hon. Minister for Waste Management & Ports Mr. Michael Lobo. Thereafter the riders moved to the hotels in Cansaulim, Arossim, Uttorda, Varca and culminated at Cavellossim in South Goa.
En-route the hotel staff welcomed the participants at their particular resorts with jubilations, music and waving of flags.
The rally rode into ITC The Grand & Radisson Blu Resort to the joy of music, and culminated for a Grand celebrations at Holiday Inn Beach Resort to the sound of music and fanfare graced by Hon Minister for Tourism Mr. Babu Azgaonkar and MLA of Curtorim constituency Mr. Reginaldo Lourenco. Both in their speeches welcomed tourism and vowed to make Goa a shining tourism destination overcoming all hurdles.