October 04, 2017

Goa Tourism took part in the 39th edition of the IFTM Top Resa - MAP Pro Trade Fair that took place at the Porte de Versailles in Paris from 26 - 29 September. The coastal state promoted its carnival festivities during the event with the theme ' Viva Carnival Theme Stall' that was inaugurated by Manohar Trimbak Ajgaonkar, Minister of Tourism, Govt. of Goa. Also present was Menino D’Souza, Director of Tourism, Govt. of Goa.

“I am delighted to be in Paris at this year’s IFTM Top Resa Trade Fair where Goa Tourism is focusing on the ever popular Goan Carnival Theme for next year along with several other upcoming festivals. Goa has a charm for travellers to explore its unique beauty by offering leisure, wedding and MICE tourism, thereby attracting many foreign tourists from this part of Europe who are interested in exploring and visiting Goa’s unique and biggest events,” said Minister of Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Manohar Trimbak Ajgaonkar.

The stall was erected on an area of 45 sq m and two side open displaying colourful carnival masks adoring the stall all round it and portraying drawings besides posters of Goa’s unique tourist attractions. Goa's adventure activities, wellness, MICE, heritage and hinterland tourism were also highlighted in a big way.

Goa Tourism officials interacted with travel and tour operators and agencies from various global markets and also received an overwhelming response from Free Independent Travelers (FITs) and independent travel aggregators.


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