Goa bags “Wedding Destination of the Year” Award at IITM, Bangalore



Goa bags “Wedding Destination of the Year” Award at IITM, Bangalore
·         Goa   bags its  third  award in one  year(2015)  for  being the  Best Wedding Destination
·         Tourism Minister hails  achievement
·         Goa  showcases  its  new tourism  initiatives, Monsoon Tourism and  facets  at IITM   2015 Bangalore
·         Good  response from  travel and tour  operators  in Bangalore

Panjim, 14 July: Goa Tourism has won the prestigious award as the   “Wedding Destination of the  Year”  at the  Indian International Travel Mart (IITM) Bangalore.
A delegation of officials from Goa Tourism along with hoteliers and travel and tour operators from Goa graced the occasion.
The award was received by Mr. Deepak Narvekar, PRO, Goa Tourism at the hands of Mr. Indrajith De Silva, Director - Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
A presentation, Q & A sessions and quiz on tourism in Goa were organized for the Travel Agents and Tour Operators from Bangalore.
Spot prizes were also given to the winners of the quiz competition. The rich and diverse culture of Goa was depicted through a colourful program at the event. The IITM 2015 was organized  in Bangalore from  July 10-12, 2015.  Goa presented  its  new initiatives, Monsoon Tourism  and  various  other facets  both to the  national and international  visitors. Goa Tourism’s  pavilion at the IITM  2015 in Bangalore  received  an overwhelming response and  was one  among the  120  stalls  that participated  from  around the country and  across the globe.
Over the last decade, Goa has emerged as a favoured wedding destination for Indians looking to live out their fantasy of having a dream wedding without going overboard on costs.
“I am extremely happy over Goa Tourism’s performance in the segment of Wedding Tourism.  The  IITM award makes  it a  hat-trick of  awards received  by Goa  in 2015 as  the “Best Wedding Destination,”  said  Hon’ble Minister  for  Tourism Mr. Dilip  Parulekar.
 “Goa is undoubtedly the most popular place for destination weddings in the world. It is giving  Goa Tourism  a new dimension both in terms of economics,  employment and overall benefits.  People flock to Goa's beaches to tie the knot. We hope that such achievements will serve as a platform for  bringing together the best of Goa and showcase what makes the state such a viable wedding destination”, said  Mr. Parulekar.
This  year alone Goa Tourism  has  bagged  two prestigious  awards, one the  PATWA  award at ITB Berlin for the  Best Wedding and  Honeymoon Destination 2015,  and the  Best Wedding Destination  in India by Travel plus  Leisure Magazine.
The  IITM 2015 award makes it an incredible hat trick!