Goa’s Tourism officials make a stop in NYC to promote the beach community’s charm, hospitality and relaxing lifestyle to Americans
NEW YORK (TIP): After showcasing the amenities and characteristics of India’s most visited vacation destination all over Europe, Goa’s Department of Tourism made its first stop in North America , in New York City. The goal of the Goa Tourism Road show 2013 was to expose Americans to the magic of this quaint, beach community.Whether tourists want to explore ancient churches or build sand castles on Goa’s 20+ beaches, there is never a lack of indoor or outdoor activities to relax the mind and stimulate the soul.
Visiting Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’souza, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar and Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation addressed a press conference. Seen in the picture are media representatives. Also seen is The Indian Panorama reporter Kajol Bishnoi ( Front row, third from right)
Goa’s top officials Francis D’souza, Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Dilip Parulekar, Tourism Minister of Goa, Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation and Mrs. Sujata Thakur, Regional Director for India Tourism, shared stories about their beloved state. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sujata Thakur said, “Goa is a unique destination, with the magnificence of all elements- Mountains, sea, beaches, and rivers. It has a majestic old world charm, a rich cuisine and, above all, a relaxing atmosphere where tourists can unwind themselves.
The culturally rich people of Goa are friendly and hospitable and always ready to welcome tourists and help them in every way. While in Goa, one finds all day to day worries disappear. The gala event started with a press conference where Goa officials interacted with US Media. When asked what Goa government was doing to deal with the menace of drug use in Goa which had become a second Mexico or Columbia, Nikhil said the government had steps to control the situation so that tourists could enjoy their stay in Goa to the fullest.
Nrityalina Centre for Performing Arts presents a Goan folk dance
The visiting delegation emphasized that Goa Tourism was keen on tapping the huge base of international tourists by promoting the state during the non-peak months from April to October. The department is currently focusing on North American cities with multiple road shows planned in New York, Los-Angeles and Houston. The cultural dance presentation after the press conference was an impressive part of the road show. Goan cuisine served on the occasion evoked appreciative comments.