The Goa Cupboard has accredited the brand new tourism coverage which stresses making the state free of medication and prohibits vacationers from cooking in open areas. State Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar advised reporters that the Pramod Sawant-led cupboard on Wednesday accredited the Tourism Coverage-2020, which is able to give a “correct path to the business”.
“We would like good vacationers to reach right here. We shouldn’t be seemed upon as a drug vacation spot. Our try is to make Goa a drug-free state,” he mentioned. Beneath the brand new coverage, vacationers who arrive in teams and prepare dinner within the open areas could be penalized, he mentioned.
The coverage additionally envisages the formation of the Goa Tourism Board, with the inclusion of stakeholders from the business to chalk out quick and long-term targets for tourism within the state, the minister mentioned. He mentioned the tourism coverage goals to advertise Goa’s magnificence and nature, together with the hinterland, taking away unique focus from the seashores.
“The state is thought for its heritage and pure magnificence. Our focus could be to focus on these points to draw extra vacationers,” the minister mentioned. The coverage could be adopted into regulation through the subsequent session of the state Meeting, he added.