The newly formed TTAG body had met with the tourism minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar, and assured of the solutions to various problems concerning tourism following a meeting with the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) on Tuesday.
The TTAG delegation led by Mr. Adv. Francisco Braganca – immediate past President, Mr. Ernest Dias – Vice President, Mr. Ramnath Babu Quenim – Vice President, Guitry Velho – Secretary and Mr. Nilesh Shah – Executive member met Mr. Ajgaonkar at the Paryatan Bhavan today where issues concerning beach cleaning, non-participation of Goa at key international exhibitions and fairs, need for expeditious completion of Master Plan and issues with regards to taxi services were discussed.
The TTAG appealed to the Minister for Tourism to resolve issues pertaining to taxi services and for implementation of meters and introduction of an App and to also increase the bus services from the Goa airport to Calangute and vice-versa. The delegation also drew the attention of Mr. Ajgaonkar to the urgent need for clean beaches and for completion of the Master Plan and Tourism Policy which would facilitate effective implementation of various tourism plans, projects and policies.
Mr. Ajgaonkar sought the co-operation of the TTAG in making Goa a premium tourism destination.
During the deliberations, the TTAG delegation assured full support and co-operation to the government while implementing its plans and proposals for improving the tourism and hospitality industry in Goa. Being a leading tourism destination, the TTAG appealed to Mr. Ajgaonkar to find amicable solution and settlement to the mentioned issues in the interest of Goa Tourism and its stakeholders.
The Director of Tourism, Mr. Menino D’Souza and Director of Transport & Managing Director of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), Mr. Nikhil Desai were also present.