Panjim – In a night of celebration and recognition, Goa has emerged victorious at the prestigious Outlook Traveller Awards 2023, clinching two prestigious awards. The state bagged the award for the Best Intra-State Road Trip Routes, specifically for the breathtaking journey from Amboli Ghats to Goa. Additionally, Goa secured the title of the Best Beach Destination in India, with the renowned Morjim Beach garnering acclaim.
The awards were presented at a grand event, including a panel discussion on “Goa Beyond Beaches,” led by Nabiha Tasnim, Project Manager of Outlook Responsible Tourism. The highlight of the discussion was the address by the Honorable Tourism Minister, Shri Rohan A. Khaunte, who shared insights into the diverse facets of Goa beyond its coastal allure.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Shri. Rohan A. Khaunte stated, “I am thrilled to highlight that our beloved state is not just a haven of pristine beaches but a treasure trove of rich culture and delectable cuisine. Embracing the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ advocated by our honorable Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modiji, I urge everyone to explore the diverse facets of Goa beyond its coastal attraction.”
The Tourism Minister emphasized the importance of exploring the heartwarming beauty of Goa’s villages, where local communities actively contribute to women’s empowerment, fostering a harmonious environment. He encouraged travelers to embark on a journey of discovery, uncovering the authentic charm of local communities and their significant role in Goa’s cultural tapestry.
“Goa beckons as more than just a tourist destination; it is an embodiment of cultural richness, culinary delights, and economic promise. I extend a warm invitation to all to experience the multifaceted allure of Goa, a place where every visit promises a journey of discovery and fulfillment,” Shri Khaunte continued.
The Tourism Minister concluded by highlighting the crucial role of tourism in the economy, emphasizing its significant potential for economic growth. Tourism acts as a powerful catalyst, stimulating economic development and contributing substantially to the overall financial well-being of the region.
Goa’s double triumph at the Outlook Traveller Awards 2023 marks a significant milestone, showcasing the state’s commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for travelers and solidifying its position as a premier tourist destination in India.