No drug-consuming travellers, no cooking in public spots: Goa tourism policy

Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Discouraging travellers from consuming medicine and keeping budget visitors from cooking in public destinations, are two major red flags discovered in the Goa tourism plan which was authorized by the state cupboard on Wednesday, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar claimed.

Talking to reporters following a assembly of the cupboard Ajgaonkar reported that the broad objective of the tourism coverage was to market the organic elegance of Goa and the state’s heritage and widen the present one-monitor concentration on the state’s beaches.

“Goa’s natural beauty is famous all over the world. We have to acquire tourism in advance by advertising its tradition and natural splendor,” Ajgaonkar instructed reporters.

“We want superior holidaymakers. We do not want medication and holidaymakers who eat medications. We do not want people who cook dinner food on the streetside,” Ajgaonkar stated, including that these two factors spoil the image of Goa Tourism.

Funds travelers travelling in substantial cars and tenting and cooking in public places and footpaths, has been a matter of debate in the Assembly in the past couple many years with lawmakers contacting the craze a menace.

A important reform in the new tourism plan is the introduction of the Goa Tourism Board, a human body mainly comprising of tourism field gurus and stakeholders, who have been tasked with figuring out and utilizing long and shorter time period targets for the field.


Goa is a effectively recognised seashore tourism vacation spot and past year the coastal point out attracted practically 8 million travelers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has nevertheless seriously hit the state’s tourism prospective customers.