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