Goa Tourism Pavilion Shines at SATTE 2024: Championing The State As A Premier Travel Destination



Panjim – The South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) commenced with resounding success, marking yet another milestone in the industry’s calendar. The ongoing esteemed India Expo Mart, SATTE once again proved to be the definitive platform for industry professionals, exhibitors, and stakeholders to converge and explore new avenues for collaboration.

SATTE 2024 offer attendees a comprehensive glimpse into Goa’s evolving landscape of travel and tourism. The event’s timings from 9 am to 6 pm ensure ample opportunities for networking and collaboration among industry professionals. The Goa Tourism Pavilion, emerging as a focal point for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike, has become an ideal platform to showcase Goa’s diverse offerings.

The inauguration ceremony of the pavilion, graced by the esteemed Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Shri. Rohan A. Khaunte, underscored the government’s commitment to fostering growth and innovation in the tourism sector along with Mr. Sanjeev Ahuja, IAS, Secretary Tourism, Government of Goa, Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, Mr. Shawn Mendes, OSD to Tourism Minister, Mr. Rajesh Kale, Deputy Director, Department of Toursim, Mr. Laxmikant Vaigankar, General Manager GTDC, Mr. Deepak Narvekar, Deputy General Manager, Marketing GTDC, and Mr. Mark Mendes, Member of Goa Tourism Board. Following the inauguration, the Minister actively engaged with the media persons in Delhi, providing insights and updates on various tourism-related initiatives.

Furthermore, he ceremoniously inaugurated the Ladakh Pavilion, highlighting the region’s unique cultural and natural heritage to attendees. His visit to the Saudi Arabia Pavilion was marked by fruitful interactions with key representatives, Mr. Alhasan Ali Aldabbagh, President APAC Markets of Saudi Tourism Authority, and Mr. Meshaal M. Qureshi, Trade Markets Director for India & the subcontinent, fostering potential collaborations and exchange of ideas. Additionally, the Minister took the time to personally interact with all co-exhibitors at the Goa Pavilion, conveying his best wishes for fruitful engagements and successful business endeavors throughout the event.

*Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Govt of Goa, Shri. Rohan A. Khaunte stated “We are thrilled by the overwhelming response to the Goa Tourism Pavilion at SATTE 2024, SATTE is proving to be an exceptional platform for us to highlight the diverse and enchanting offerings of our beautiful region. Diversification includes segments like rural, adventure, and wedding tourism, along with much focus on connectivity and women’s participation. Moreover, SATTE has further given us a platform to forge meaningful partnerships and collaborations with industry stakeholders, leveraging public-private partnerships for sustained industry growth, further boosting tourism growth and enhancing Goa’s position as a premier travel destination.”*

From interactive exhibits highlighting Goa’s cultural diversity to engaging presentations on adventure tourism and eco-friendly initiatives, hinterland exploration, homestay policy, Caravan policy, spiritual tourism, Ekadasha Teertha and more such approaches under Regenerative Tourism, the Goa Tourism Pavilion offer attendees a comprehensive glimpse into the region’s rich tapestry of experiences. The presence of over 50 esteemed hoteliers and tour operators further enriches the pavilion, demonstrating the collaborative spirit of the Goa tourism industry.

The Goa Tourism Pavilion is open for everyone and stands as a testament to the region’s enduring appeal as a premier travel destination. With the region’s rich cultural heritage, vibrant lifestyle, and numerous attractions, Goa continues to captivate travelers from around the world, promising unforgettable experiences for all who visit.


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