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Goa Tourism shines at ITB Berlin 2024 with prestigious “Destination of the Year” award

ITB Berlin Best Destination of the year award

Goa Tourism recognized at ITB Berlin 2024, winning “Destination of the Year” and Rohan A. Khaunte named “Tourism Minister of the Year”.

GOA, INDIA – Goa Tourism has garnered international acclaim at ITB Berlin 2024, receiving esteemed honors that highlight its global tourism prominence. The “Destination of the Year” award was presented to Goa Tourism at the prestigious PATWA Travel Award Ceremony at ITB Berlin, recognizing the state’s enchanting cultural heritage and welcoming charm that continues to captivate travelers from around the globe.

Additionally, Shri. Rohan A. Khaunte, the Honorable Minister for Tourism of the Government of Goa, was awarded the “Tourism Minister of the Year” at the PATWA Travel Awards. This accolade acknowledges Shri. Khaunte’s visionary leadership and dedication to promoting sustainable tourism in Goa contributed significantly to the region’s socio-economic development.

The awards were accepted by Shri Sanjeev Ahuja, IAS, Secretary of Tourism, Government of Goa, during a ceremony in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Ahuja expressed gratitude for the recognition and emphasized Goa Tourism’s efforts in showcasing the state’s diverse attractions and commitment to sustainable tourism practices.

Goa has taken a pioneering step in India by adopting Regenerative Tourism, including aspects of Spiritual Tourism as part of its tourism strategy. These initiatives aim to rejuvenate and enhance the state’s natural and cultural assets, offering visitors a holistic and enriching experience.

The Department of Tourism remains dedicated to promoting sustainable and regenerative tourism practices, improving visitor experiences, and strengthening Goa’s position as a leading global destination.

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