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Goa set to reopen for tourists today, allows pre-booking at registered hotels; makes COVID-19 test compulsory for visitors
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Goa set to reopen for tourists today, allows pre-booking at registered hotels; makes COVID-19 test compulsory for visitors

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that tourism sector in the state will have to strictly abide by social distancing and strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). Actions will be taken against violators, Rane said.

Tourists will need COVID-19 certificate to enter Goa even after lockdown is lifted: State health minister
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Tourists will need COVID-19 certificate to enter Goa even after lockdown is lifted: State health minister

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said air travellers will not be allowed to enter the coastal state without a health certificate, after the Centre opens up airports once the COVID-19 lockdown is eased or lifted

Goa tourism minister denies granting permission for imposition of 'Swachhata Tax' on photography in Parra village, says 'will launch inquiry into this'
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Goa tourism minister denies granting permission for imposition of 'Swachhata Tax' on photography in Parra village, says 'will launch inquiry into this'

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Thursday said his department has not granted any permission for the imposition of a 'Swachhta Tax' on clicking photographs in the scenic Parra village of North Goa district

Goa village imposes Swachhata Tax on photography, raising concern among locals about rule’s impact on tourism
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Goa village imposes Swachhata Tax on photography, raising concern among locals about rule’s impact on tourism

Goa's Parra, best known as the ancestral village of late Union Minister Manohar Parrirkar, has started charging people for clicking photographs of a coconut palm-lined scenic landscape

Collapse of Thomas Cook Group Plc is 'big blow' to tourism sector in Goa: Industry body
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Collapse of Thomas Cook Group Plc is 'big blow' to tourism sector in Goa: Industry body

Savio Messias, president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) on Monday said that the of 178-year-old British tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc is a "big blow" to the tourism industry in the state

Goa Police arrests 48 tourist taxi operators for participating in strike demanding scrapping of app-based taxi service
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Goa Police arrests 48 tourist taxi operators for participating in strike demanding scrapping of app-based taxi service

Goa police arrested 48 tourist taxi operators for participating in a strike after a complaint was registered at the Karmali railway station.

Goa government announces plan to protect app-based taxi services in wake of recent incidents of violence
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Goa government announces plan to protect app-based taxi services in wake of recent incidents of violence

The Goa government on Tuesday announced to provide protection to the mobile-application based taxi service in the coastal state in the wake of recent incidents of violence.

Goa has a new prison recipe! Cook or drink in the open, either go to jail for three months or pay Rs 10,000 as fine
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Goa has a new prison recipe! Cook or drink in the open, either go to jail for three months or pay Rs 10,000 as fine

The Goa government has decided to charge fines between Rs 2,000 and Rs 10,000 from people for drinking and cooking in the open, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said.

Go, Goa, Gone: Stories from a changing paradise — and a look at what the future portends
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Go, Goa, Gone: Stories from a changing paradise — and a look at what the future portends

When you speak to long-term residents of the state, you'll hear phrases like “Oh, but it’s not like it was in the old days…” It seems, however, that everyone has a different take on the evolution of Goa

Don't venture into sea till 14 October, Goa govt tells tourists as water level rises due to Cyclone Titli
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Don't venture into sea till 14 October, Goa govt tells tourists as water level rises due to Cyclone Titli

Large tracts on beaches along Goa's coastline were submerged on Tuesday and Wednesday owing to the impact of Cyclone Titli as well as lunar influences.

Decoding Goa economy: What is ailing the costal state amidst developing political crisis?
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Decoding Goa economy: What is ailing the costal state amidst developing political crisis?

The emerging political crisis of Goa has to be assessed with reference to the economic status of the state

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar threatens to chase away tourists who don't respect 'Goan culture'
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Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar threatens to chase away tourists who don't respect 'Goan culture'

On Saturday a video surfaced that shows Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar threatening to chase away tourists who do not regard Goan culture.

Goa minister Vijay Sardesai calls domestic toursts 'scum of the earth', says north Indians want to create 'another Haryana' in state
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Goa minister Vijay Sardesai calls domestic toursts 'scum of the earth', says north Indians want to create 'another Haryana' in state

Goa town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said a majority of the domestic tourists visiting Goa are the "scum of the earth"

In Republic Day address, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha says government committed to fight narcotics, human trafficking
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In Republic Day address, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha says government committed to fight narcotics, human trafficking

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said although tourism was generating revenue in the state, it has also brought with it issues like narcotics and human trafficking

Goa taxi strike: Tourism industry hit, travellers face inconvenience as stir enters third day
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Goa taxi strike: Tourism industry hit, travellers face inconvenience as stir enters third day

With the strike by taxi operators in Goa entering the third day on Sunday, the tourism industry is worried about facing a backlash from travellers

Christmas tourist arrivals in Goa have dropped by 30%, says local body as GST and high airfares make holidaying costlier
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Christmas tourist arrivals in Goa have dropped by 30%, says local body as GST and high airfares make holidaying costlier

Tourists seem to have given Goa a miss this Christmas, as both foreign and domestic tourist arrivals have dropped 30 percent, a local industry association said

World Music Day: Manohar Ajgaonkar wants to make Goa a music festival destination
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World Music Day: Manohar Ajgaonkar wants to make Goa a music festival destination

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar announces plans to make Goa Music Festival Destination on the eve of World Music Day

Goa Election 2017: PM Narendra Modi seeks majority for BJP to make state 'comfortable'
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Goa Election 2017: PM Narendra Modi seeks majority for BJP to make state 'comfortable'

PM Narendra Modi’s formula for Goa is simple: Give boost to tourism and infrastructure development, which in turn will create more employment opportunities.

Goa Election 2017: Tourism affected by polls; Goans look to politicians to keep restrictions at bay
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Goa Election 2017: Tourism affected by polls; Goans look to politicians to keep restrictions at bay

emonetisation has already caused problems for some international tourists. That too happened just about the beginning of Goa’s 'high season.'

Sunburn can be held in Goa as long as Rs 1.75 cr dues are cleared: Tourism minister
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Sunburn can be held in Goa as long as Rs 1.75 cr dues are cleared: Tourism minister

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Monday said that organisers of Sunburn, India's biggest EDM festival, can still hold the event in Goa as long as they pay dues of Rs 1.75 crore for providing police personnel for security cover