Tourism season begins in Goa from October 15

By: | Published: September 28, 2016 4:30 PM

With delay in arrival of chartered flight from Russia, Goa's new tourism season is now to begin from October 15.

Messias said before October 15, a couple of chartered flights are likely to arrive but the actual flow of the (chartered) flights will begin only from October 15 onwards. (Reuters)Messias said before October 15, a couple of chartered flights are likely to arrive but the actual flow of the (chartered) flights will begin only from October 15 onwards. (Reuters)

With delay in arrival of chartered flight from Russia, Goa’s new tourism season is now to begin from October 15.

Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) today confirmed that the first chartered flight that was supposed to be arrive in the coastal state from Dubai got cancelled due to some issues.

“Passengers from Moscow (Russia) were supposed to fly to Dubai in a chartered flight and from there they were to arrive by another chartered flight – Fly Dubai – in Goa on October 2,” TTAG President Savio Messias told PTI today.

Messias said before October 15, a couple of chartered flights are likely to arrive but the actual flow of the (chartered) flights will begin only from October 15 onwards.

Meanwhile, state Tourism Department today approved the three-year-long Policy which will regulate the shack business between 2016-19.

“The policy will be placed for final approval before Goa cabinet on coming Friday,” Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said.

The shacks on different beach stretches would be allotted by October 15, he said.

From 2013 onwards, tourism department had adopted the three-year policy under which the licence to run a shack was given for three years as against the earlier practice of allotting the licences on annual basis.

Parulekar said the 2013-16 shack policy expired on March 31 this year, following which a new policy for 2016-19 has been approved by the department.

“Terms and conditions of the policy are same. There are no major changes in the new policy,” he said.

The shack policy which was approved in 2013 had made installation of cameras compulsory for the shacks, the minister said, adding that this time too the shack owners will have to install CCTV cameras.

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