Panji: Goa is now evolving and taking steps towards new avenues and one
such important aspect is (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) MICE Tourism.
Goa is now being recognized as a destination for MICE as the state offers the best services in
terms of high-end hotels and convention centers. Many corporate houses and companies
prefer Goa for both major and small events as the State offers the perfect platform for business
cum relaxation set against pristine, tranquil and picturesque landscapes. And the IITM 2017
held in Delhi has endorsed this by awarding Goa Tourism as the ‘MICE Destination of the Year’.
During the same event, Goa Tourism also bagged an award for ‘Best Decorated Stall- National’
which was a unique theme based set up that attracted thousands of participants and delegates.
Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar, Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Goa, said “Goa along with its eternal
beauty offers many facets which are unique and fascinating. We see a lot of business travelers
coming from world over and from within the country for MICE. I am happy that Goa Tourism
was endorsed with such a prestigious award. Goa Tourism is very serious about promoting the
state as a destination for MICE, and infrastructure and facilities for MICE activities are being
developed. I am confident that in the next couple of years Goa will be a leading Brand for
During the three day event, a Goa evening was also organised to showcase Goan traditions and
culture. Goa Tourism’s stall at the IITM 2017 held in the national capital received an
overwhelming response during the three day event. Several interactions and B2Bs between
travel and tour operators and Goa Tourism officials were held and have boosted the prospects
of a good tourism season for Goa this year.