GTDC celebrates World Tourism Week
And it’s open doors for women this year.
Actually that is the theme of this year’s
World Tourism Day on 27/9/2007. The theme highlights
an issue of fundamental importance to our future.
Tourism in Goa is one of the main industries sustaining
almost 25 per cent of its population directly
or indirectly. Tourism is a sector that not only
employs a significant number of women, but also
provides a number of opportunities for their individual
advancement. This is because Tourism is recognized
as an industry which has enormous potential for
creating sustainable employment in the community
in developing countries.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has
chalked out a week-long programme from 27 September
2007 to 2 October 2007 to celebrate World Tourism
Day and Goa Tourism Week
From 27th Sept.’07 to 30th Sept.’07,
GTDC will be organizing “Femme Fest”,
a variety exhibition at Miramar Residency Lawns
around the newly laid out Cottages within the
Residency. The exhibition will display the exceptional
talent Goan women portray in the field of Handicraft
and embroidery, pot culture, clothes designing
and hairstyle, making of exclusive Goan culinary
delights, sweets and pickles, exhibition works
of art by women artists and exhibiting novels/books
by women writers.
On World Tourism Day, Goa Tourism Development
Corporation is organizing a “Big Trip to
Tropical Spice Farm” which will be flagged
off at Santa Monica Jetty at 10.00 a.m. “The
Big Trip” on the Santa Monica Cruise vessel
in association with Big FM 92.7 Radio Channel
will sail along the back waters of the River Mandovi,
before arriving at the exotic Spice Farm.
On 28th Sept’07 GTDC will hold a Beach
Volleyball tournament at Calangute Beach from
4 p.m. onwards both for Women and Men. The tournament
will be organized in association with the Sports
Authority of Goa and Goa Beach Volleyball Association.
Participation is open to all.
On 29th Sept.’07 a unique Heritage Walk
will commence from Panaji Residency at 8.30 a.m.
and will highlight the heritage sights of Panaji
the capital City. The heritage walk will be led
by eminent historian and Member of Goa Heritage
Group, Mr Prajal Sakhardande.
On 30th Sept.’07, a vegetarian cooking
session will be the highlight of the Femme Fest
at Miramar Residency in association with the Vegetarian
Society of Goa.
On 1st October’07 a cruise on River Mandovi
for special children from Matruchaya orphanage,
Kavlem, Ponda on board its cruise vessel Santa
Monica with snacks and refreshments will be organized
from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m.
On 2nd Oct.’07 GTDC will launch its special
cycle tours in Panjim and Old Goa. The cycle tours
will entail proper guides, audio commentaries,
route maps and will be available with Goa Tourism
throughout the season.
GTDC solicits cooperation and participation from
the public and tourism and travel trade for making
the tourism week a success.
In case of any information, you may contact Mr.
Armando Duarte (9371948853) at GTDC Head Office
or any GTDC Residency.