Panaji: The Department of Tourism, Govt. of Goa and Goa Tourism
Development Corporation in association with India Tourism and Travel and
Tourism Association of Goa celebrated World Tourism Day with much fervor and
excitement here on Wednesday.
Various programmes and activities were conducted throughout the day. Goa Tourism organized
a boat cruise for special children with cultural programmes, song and dance and a variety of
An exclusive tour was arranged on the open top Hop on Hop off bus for college students.
Various quiz competitions were also held for colleges in North and South Goa and a painting
competition for students from Fine Arts College, Panjim.
Earlier today, Department of Tourism and GTDC welcomed tourists at the Goa
International Airport, Dabolim and KRC station, Margao. The tourists were
presented with roses and sweets and were greeted with a brass band
and musical entertainment.
The programmes were organized in keeping with the theme of World Tourism Day:
Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development.