Goa is on a mission to offer diverse tourism opportunities throughout the year. With a telos to boost tourism beyond beaches, the State Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte revealed to news agencies that Goa will roll out a new homestay and caravan policy next month. What’s in store for travellers? Read on to find out!
Goa To Roll Out New Caravan & Homestay Policy
According to a report by Livemint, Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte shared the vision of Goa 2.0. The state wishes to rebrand itself as a destination beyond beaches and parties. Goa 2.0 will focus on quality tourism over quantity tourism. With responsible and sustainable practices that respect the culture and nature of the region, Goa will undergo a change in their positioning.
Rohan Khaunte stated that Goa is much more than its beaches and party life. Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to change the perception of Goa over the years. But not any more. The beach destination will roll out a new caravan policy next month. It will also set up a caravan park which offers charging points, sanitation services and other utilities.
Tourists can rent caravans and explore the hinterlands of Goa. The heartland of beach paradise has lush greenery and a rural belt which is currently under development. With 100 houses outlined in the first phase like Bicholim, visitors can immerse themselves in the traditions and culture of Goa.
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Beach Destination Goes Through Rebrand
Also, Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said that the state has signed an MoU with Airbnb. So, visitors can book homestays and experience the local culture, food and traditions. Airbnb will train homeowners to host guests at their properties. With #GoaBeyondBeaches the state looks at attracting tourists who seek tranquillity and enriching experiences in a destination.
Khaunte further revealed to Livemint that Goa has old temples and churches with very rich history. He gave the example of the underrated Saptakoteshwar Temple and pristine waterfalls that the state is blessed with. Goa is now being positioned as a 365-day destination for not just parties and beaches but for rejuvenation and tranquillity too.
So, would you ever visit Goa for its caravans and homestays? We sure will!
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