Category Archives: Tourism

Tourism Wastes: Ecological challenge

Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and India is no exception. In fact, it contributes to a great extent in the global economy. States like Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim depends heavily on the income generated by catering to the travellers. India is no exception. But there is a problem here. […]

336 tourists arrive in season’s first charter

The states charter tourism season got off to a start early Thursday morning as 336 tourists from Russia disembarked at Dabolim airport. According Sita Travels vice president Ernest Dias, the two flights brought not just tourists but travel agents scouting business opportunities in Goa.

Freezing Casinos

Not long ago there was a beeline of investors wanting to open floating casinos in the popular tourist destination of Goa. There is no open promotion of casino industry by the state government as an industry, yet every now and then the authorities grant licence to a new investor, and another boat throws its anchor […]

Dead investments, high entry fee forcing off-shore casinos to shut shop

The off-shore casinos anchored in the River Mandovi and the dinosaurs, which have disappeared from the face of earth, may have at least one thing in common if one observes the present situation governing the floating gambling vessels.

State’s tourist inflow on the rise

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT According to the information provided by the tourism department, the hotels in the state are having occupancy of around 65 per cent in the rainy season as against 50-55 per cent in the previous years, thereby making Goa an all-season tourist destination.

Casino operators withdraw their pleas against govt

The operators of floating casinos on Thursday withdrew the petitions filed by them challenging the state government’s decision to shift their vessels from the Mandovi river to the Aquada bay area.

NGO threatens street protest if casinos permitted in Verem

Irked with the government’s decision to permit two casinos in Verem, the Reismagos and Verem Citizens Forum has threatened to come on the streets if the government fails to withdraw the decision of permitting Casinos in Verem.