Goa desires to re-invent itself as a holiday vacation spot: TTAG

PANAJI: The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), the tourism exchange body, has advised a slew of measures to the national authorities to make Goa a top-quality destination of excellence. In its white paper supplied to tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar earlier this week, TTAG has been known for the most important political decisions to boost sustainable, environmental, and people-friendly tourism. While calling for an entire ban on sporting plastic articles, such as bottles, on seashores and different traveler places, they have cautioned that paid lockers should be made to keep the disallowed articles.

The exchange frame has stressed the want to combat the drug and prostitution mafia, putting in place a helpline for tourists, forming a legally subsidized impartial tourism board to decide on all tourism-associated topics, and the introduction of ‘Brand Goa’. Goa wishes to re-invent as a tourism destination and hold evolving its bouquet of tourism products, the paper stated. The alternate frame has pitched to create an enduring ‘Brand Goa,’ which resonates as a fun tourism vacation spot with responsible and environmentally sustainable practices.

To tackle the demanding situations of low-budget tourism, TTAG needs paid camping sites with all important amenities. Stating that there is a want to broaden infrastructure to host massive conferences, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) occasions that the event control fraternity can capitalize on, the paper has pitched for private-government partnerships to be explored in this regard. It has also cautioned that entertainment zones be created with fewer regulations on playing loud music. Another notion is for programs to sensitize the police force that every tourist on vacation is not a capacity crook.

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TTAG has suggested the availability of a committed helpline quantity for protection and emergency offerings and that this quantity must be prominently displayed in any respect tourist locations. “We need to have records counters which might be empowered to cope with crimes and issues of safety. Given the modern-day state of affairs, an business enterprise additionally needs to be appointed to control the harm resulting from any untoward incidents that take area,” the paper states. A notion has also been made that stickers be issued to vehicles checked by law enforcement businesses to avoid repeated harassment of travelers.

Download The Times of India News App for Latest City. Following yet another disappointing summer, many of us find our thoughts turning to try to find some winter sunshine. But long haul holiday destinations are quite often too expensive, or for some of us, the thought of that long flight is just too much to bear, so I’m going to look at some options to help us a getaway this winter, to holiday destinations all within three-hour flights of the UK.

Malta: Malta is a small island just east of Tunisia and south of Sicily, an island full of endless activities, stunning scenery, and a captivating history that is guaranteed to keep you busy throughout your stay here. Often referred to as an open-air museum, Malta combines its fascinating history with modern cultures to perfection with inspiring castles and striking architecture. You can walk in the footsteps of St Paul in Rabat’s catacombs and see where the Knight of St John defended Christendom at Fort St Elmo’s.

You can even walk in the footsteps of famous film stars as movies such as Gladiator, Troy and Alexander were all in part filmed here. There’s lively St Julian’s, where you might even be lucky enough to catch a top international D.J. at one of the local bars or nightclubs. The quieter resorts of St Paul’s Bay, Bugibba, and Qawra, are top-rated during winter, and there are two beautiful beaches at Golden Bay and Mellieha. It is fair to say that Malta’s image has altered vastly over the last thirty years or so; there aren’t many holiday destinations that offer the heritage and culture of years gone by with the chance to experience some of the best Mediterranean nightlife around.

Its natural beauty draws travelers back to Malta year after year, but its party atmosphere is attracting the younger generation. Temperatures can fluctuate between the early 60s and late 70s, and there’s always a packed social calendar in Malta, so despite its laid-back persona, there’s never a dull moment. So, Malta is probably one of the best holiday destinations you could choose for some winter fun with your winter sun.

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