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Goa Tourism participates at BTL in Portugal




Goa Tourism puts up a show at BTL (Bolsa de Tourismo de Lisboa) in Lisbon,   Portugal which is underway and will culminate on March 17.

The five-day event which began on Wednesday is receiving an excellent response with market leaders increasing their stand size followed by participation from a cross section of global and Indian travel and tourism markets.

The Indian Ambassador to Portugal, K Nandini Singla called on the  Goa Tourism  delegation led by Sanjiv Gadkar, director, Department  of Tourism, govt of Goa.  Singla expressed  delight on  Goa Tourism’s participation  at the Bolsa de Tourismo de Lisboa and  for setting up a pavilion showcasing the best that Goa Tourism has to offer to the world.

Singla who had visited Goa last year and  met  the Tourism Minister, Manohar Ajgaonkar, once again  re-assured  the Goa Tourism  delegation of  her continued support  and pursuing   bilateral ties between Goa and  Portugal through tourism,  sports and  other areas.

As part of this initiative, Singla also urged  Goa Tourism to initiate  talks with APAVT, an association of Portuguese travel and tourism agencies which could  facilitate and  boost footfalls  to Goa in the near future.

Jose Ulisses Correia e  Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde who also visited  Goa Tourism’s pavilion at the on-going BTL, Lisbon,  showed  keen  interest in Goa as a tourism destination having  a plethora of  facets.

He expressed his desire to engage in  bilateral   relations for an exchange  of tourism ties  between  the two regions.

Deepak Narvekar, PRO – GTDC &  Gajanan Mahale, ATO – dept  of Tourism were also present during the interactions.

Goa Tourism has set up an pavilion at the BTL,  Lisbon showcasing all its new tourism products and services, organised presentations and interactions with bigwigs from the tourism  industry which received tremendous response from international buyers, tour operators, travel agents, wedding planners, corporate travel decision makers, potential investors in the field of hospitality, leisure and travel

Several  bloggers and  travel writers visited BTL and obtained information on Goa Tourism services and other facilities. Goa Tourism officials are engaging in B2B  meetings and are networking   with prominent tour operators during the event. Many bloggers  have also visited the Goa stall. A Goa evening was also organised which was well attended by travel and tour operators, media, visitors and  other dignitaries. Goa Tourism’s pavilion was  designed and managed by Elvis Dias of


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