04 Apr 2024  |   06:33am IST

State pitches for Regenerative Tourism at two-day tourism travel mart

Team Herald

PANJIM: Director of Tourism and Managing Director of GTDC Suneel Anchipaka, IAS on Wednesday outlined Goa's vision for a tourism sector that not only thrives but also preserves the State's natural and cultural heritage for future generations. Delivering keynote address on the opening day of the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) at Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Anchipaka shed light on the topic of Regenerative Tourism. 

“With a steadfast focus on sustainability and responsible travel practices, we envision a tourism sector that is not just economically prosperous but also environmentally and socially conscious. Our commitment to Regenerative Tourism goes beyond mere preservation; it encompasses a holistic approach that seeks to regenerate and rejuvenate our ecosystems, communities, and cultural traditions. Our vision for Goa's tourism sector is one that harmonizes with nature, respects local cultures, and fosters meaningful connections between visitors and our communities. By embracing Regenerative Tourism, we not only enhance the visitor experience but also ensure the long-term sustainability of our tourism industry.”

Following the inauguration, attendees were treated to a thought-provoking knowledge-sharing session by Travel Trends with a focus on Regenerative Tourism, exploring the evolving landscape of tourism in Goa. 

This session provided valuable insights into emerging trends and strategies for driving Goa's tourism industry forward.

The Director of Tourism also inaugurated a stall in the presence of dignitaries at the venue.

The second day will include panel discussion titled ‘New Vision: Strategy, Branding & Promotion’, featuring esteemed panelists, another Plenary Session II titled ‘Goa: A High Yield Destination and a Plenary Session III titled ‘Development of Skills for the Tourism sector in Goa, which will shed light on innovative strategies for promoting tourism in Goa and enhancing its brand identity on a global scale.

As many as 65 international buyers and 80 domestic buyers are attending the two-day event.


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