Panaji: In a bid to encourage more Chartered Flights to land at Goa Airport, State government in its Budget has proposed to reduce their burden by bearing a part of parking and landing fees.
State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday presented the Budget which has proposed this move, which is aimed to bring in more Chartered Flights in the beach tourist destination.
“In order to promote and encourage entry of more international chartered tourists in the State, I propose to reduce the burden on chartered flights by bearing a part of parking and landing fees at Dabolim International Airport,” he said in his Budget speech.
The Chief Minister has made a provision of Rs five crore for this year for this facility.
In yet another step to help the tourism industry, Sawant proposed to introduce “Tourism Trade Support Scheme” wherein all registered B,C and D category hotels/ accommodations and travel and tour operators with Department of Tourism.
“Under this scheme, the government will be provide an Interest Subvention on Working Capital Loans upto Rs. 25 lakhs,” he said.
Sawant has allotted a sum of Rs. 5 crores for this purpose, which would benefit around more than 2000 hotels/accommodations and more than 1000 tour and travel operators.