Saturday, March 26, 2017

Weekend BusinessArchives

Goa Inc puts forth wishlist prior to state budget

With new government saddled, the most immediate task is to table the budget for Goa. On March 24 it will be done. VIKANT SAHAY found out from industry quarters what they expect from the new government More

MPT pushing cruise tourism

VASCO: Mormugao Port Trust has over the years played a significant and crucial role in sustaining the high-end tourism industry in the State. More

Consumption driven Goa to benefit under GST regime

In all likelihood the new tax regime of Goods and Services Taxes (GST) will be implemented from July 1 this year. VIKANT SAHAY finds out that the new State government needs to strengthen its tax collecting team to ensure the smooth transition to GST to ensure that Goa takes the maximum benefit of this new tax regime More

Providing healthy, affordable food Easy-ly

Providing services to the various events held in Goa is a very lucrative business. The catering business is one such business that generates business in several lakhs. However in this day and age, the importance of finding one’s niche is even more important. Easy Grill launched by Chef Priya Gupta is focused on providing barbeques for the discerning audience. She spoke to AJIT JOHN about the scope of the business and her future plans More

New bill could end dream of Goa as wedding destination
New bill could end dream of Goa as wedding destination

Marriage is an important part of Indian culture and attempts to reign in the expenditure on such occasions are not appreciated. AJIT JOHN spoke to marriage planners about their views on the bill which seeks to cap expenditures at Rs 5 lakh More

Realty in Goa can only go up from here: Xavier

Like anyone involved with the realty business, the realtors are in the process of professionalising themselves and setting systems to face the future. Denzil Xavier, president, Goa Association of Realtors (GAR) and Governing Body Member - National Association of Realtors - India (NAR-India) met with AJIT JOHN and talked about the industry in Goa, his plans for the future and the challenges ahead More

The wait and watch is over; real estate expects to bounce back

Following the demonetisation, expectations for first time home buyers were high that the real estate prices would fall. However, the real estate companies and their captains view on this will surely shock the first time buyers, as the prices are not going to plummet or “correct”, VIKANT SAHAY reports More

Backpacker hostels boon for travellers

Roadhouse Hostels is a chain of backpackers hostels who wish to ensure that the travel experience one has gets duly shared with the world. Recently, the Goa-based startup raised an undisclosed amount from Indian Angel Network. Rajesh Borah, COO Roadhouse Hostels spoke to Ajit John about the company and plans for the future. More