Centre not giving rightful place to Goa: Mickky

PTI, PANAJI | 06 March 2010 19:16 IST

Goa tourism ministry today said that the union government has failed to give it a rightful place in ‘Incredible India’ advertisement campaign.

State tourism Minister Mickky Pacheco said the central ministry's campaign does not give proper representation to Goa in this ad campaign, conceived to publicise the destinations worldwide.

Addressing a regional state tourism confernece in the presence of union tourism minister Kumari Selja, Pacheco also said that the Goa is not given proper place even in the print and publicity material of Government of India.

"Goa being a prime tourist destination and receiving about 25 lakh tourists, out of it four lakh are foreign tourists, the state deserves a better place," he said.

Pacheco urged the union minister to give us the rightful place in the advertisement campaign by the ministry.

Goa tourism ministry also expressed its apprehensions about the Goods and Service tax, which is being proposed to be introduced by Government of India.

"Since this tax will be uniform, it will affect the tourism industry in Goa and other places where the flow of tourists is highly seasonal, as there is no possibility in the relaxation in the tax during the slack season," Pacheco said.   

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You Mickky, you are interested in sending all Goans to USA, so who is benefitting from this the Kashmiris, Keralites. So ideally promoting Goa tourism is not for the welfare of Goa, it is for the well being of yourself.

- Anton Gaunkar, Dubai | 08 th March 2010 07:52


May I ask you Mickky, who really wants a rightful place in Tourism you or Goa? Looks like you are trying new ideas to get money for tourism so that half the amount will go to your personal treasury. Do something with the resources that you have in hand. Tourism can be promoted even at present stage. I do not think you are really interested in the welfare of Tourism, in fact looks like you are more interested in your “Self Welfare” – Menino (Valpoi)

- Menino G. P. T. Fernandes (Valpoi/UK), United Kingdom of Great Britain [email protected] | 06 th March 2010 23:33


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