Travelling to Goa is going to get More Exciting

Travelling to Goa is going to get More Exciting

Come April 2015, Goa tourism will give tourists an unforgettable experience in the sky and the sea with the launch of hot-air balloons and amphibious vessels.

Two leading agencies have been selected for providing these high-end tourism services “which will assure a dedicated, safe and thrilling experience”.

Camping Retreats Pvt. Ltd., a Delhi-based agency, has been selected to provide the hot air ballooning service, while a US based consortium with D’Souza Leisure Pvt. Ltd. Goa has been selected to provide the amphibious vehicles service.

The idea of initiating these products came from the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) as part of the larger plan to introduce new services for tourists in Goa. Buoyed by the success of White Water Rafting and the women’s taxi services in 2014, GTDC has set April 2015 as the target to launch these new ventures.

Dilip Parulekar, tourism minister, Government of Goa said, “Goa Tourism will be focusing on enriching the tourism experience of visitors to Goa through the medium of adventure and allied activities.

Nilesh Cabral, chairman, GTDC said, “Both adventure services will focus on highlighting Goa’s hinterlands and will give tourists an opportunity to explore the rich geography of the state via the sky and the waterways.”

According to preliminary data available with the GTDC, as many as six Amphibious vehicles will be introduced utilizing Goa’s wide networking of ferry ramps. The vessels can operate on water and land and will be equipped with all facilities required for effective and smooth conduct of operations.

This venture will further facilitate ‘hop on hop off’ tours along Goa’s inland waterways and chain of jetties and ferry ramps, bird watching tours and Eco-tourism tours. As many as 34 passengers can be accommodated per trip for duration of 30 minutes to an hour.

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