Inaugurating the GITM 2014,the governor of Goa Mr.B.V.Wanchoo urged the tourism industry in
the state to adopt sustainable measures and
promote ethically & morally acceptable norms
for the tourism related activity.The Governor
advised that we should promote sustainable and
clean tourism which is our forte.
With the exception of minor hassles,participants were largely satisfied with the
GITM 2014.Total of 100 hosted buyers from 28 countries,150 hosted domestic
buyers attended in addition to many more buyers.Mr.Francisco De Braganca,President, Travel Travel & Tourism Association of Goa,said,"this is beyond our expectation.
I would say GITM 2014 is on par with any other similar travel marts organised in
country". Some exhibitors felt that Goa Tourism should plan its GITM atleast a year
in advance like other International Trade Fairs that would allow buyers and agents to plan their schedule.
Goa attracts lot of Russian Tourists and 1,50,000 Russians visited Goa whose mild &
sunny weather coincides with severe winter in Russia.The stakeholders in the
tourism industry in Goa should make efforts to train people to learn Russian which
will ease the problems faced by Russian tourists.Goa presently attracts 2.6 million
tourists,of which 3 lakhs are foreign tourists.