Goa Tourism Wins PATWA Award

According to news reports, Goa Tourism won the PATWA award in the Best Beach Destination category on the second day of the ongoing five-day ITB Berlin 2013, which commenced on March 6. The award was given by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) and was received by Dilip Paruleker, Minister for Tourism, Government of Goa. The award function was held at the International Congress Centre (ICC), Berlin.

The award has been given in recognition of the positive steps being undertaken by the Goa government for improving the image of the state as a safe and attractive tourism destination by implementing the concept of tourist police, proper regulation of beach shacks and watersports, improvement of infrastructure on all beaches, formulation of a tourism master plan and a new tourism policy, innovative marketing and promotions the news report stated.

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