Panaji: Goa Tourism bagged the PATWA Award for the ‘Best Destination in Relaxation, Watersports and Entertainment.’ in a glittering function held at ITB Berlin, Germany on 6th March,2014.
The award was accepted on behalf of Goa Tourism by Brijesh Manerkar, OSD, Department of Tourism, Goa.
On the occasion , Dilip Parulekar, Minister for Tourism stated that he was delighted to receive this award for the second time in a row, and mentioned that the award is recognition of path-breaking initiatives undertaken by Goa Tourism, such as introduction of Single Window System for Watersports activities on Beaches, Single Window System for according permission for Music festivals and Tourism events, as a result of which Goa managed to attract high profile Music festivals, weddings, etc. thereby cementing its place as India’s No.1 destination for Relaxation, Entertainment and Watersports.
He mentioned, that Goa Tourism has been laying stress on World Class infrastructure Tourism and several Tourism projects have been initiated which will revolutionize Goa Tourism in the years to come. ‘ It was a matter of great pride that an International Body like PATWA has recognized the excellent work carried out by Goa Tourism ‘, he said .