Goa Tourism Minister bags ’Best-Innovated Tourism Minister’ 2015 Award

By BW Hotelier

GoaministerUSETHE-MINISTER for Tourism, Government of-Goa, Dilip Parulekar has been awarded the PATWA - Safari India South Asia Travel awards in the category for ’Best Innovated Tourism Minister’ for 2015. This award will be presented to him at a ceremony in New Delhi on August 7, 2015. Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) is an affiliate of United Nations WTO.

Parulekar is the first tourism minister of Goa to receive this-prestigious award. Parulekar-said, ’It is a matter of great pride-and honor for me and-the Tourism Ministry, Govt. of Goa.-During the last three-and-a-half years as Minister for-Tourism in the-Govt. of Goa, it has been my endeavor-to take-Goa Tourism to greater-heights. Innovating, re-branding and creativity have been the key mantras that I have been working on tirelessly along with my young and energetic team.’

Parulekar pointed out that Goa Tourism has achieved-a lot during his stint as-tourism minister and attributed-this success-to the co-operation and support-of the- government, all- tourism officials and-the media in promoting Goa Tourism far and wide.

He added that during the-last one year new initiatives have been launched-such as the-Hot Air Balloons, Amphibious vessels, Seaplanes,-Women Taxi Service and Comprehensive Beach Cleaning Management- Plan. Safety on the beach belt-has been-augmented-through the-lifeguard services and IRB patrolling, and-other safety measures-strengthened. Tourism infrastructure-has also been augmented and-new facilities such as-parking, changing rooms, toilet and locker facilities-will be-put in place soon.

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