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Goa tourism shifts majority services on cashless payment mode

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As works its way towards becoming India's first cashless society, the state tourism department has shifted majority of its services on cashless payment facilities.

"Whether hotel reservations, package tours, cruise rides or any other tourism service, the Tourism Development Corporation has introduced systems that have facilitated cashless transactions, both online and offline," GTDC Chairman Nilesh Cabral said today.



"Cashless facility is made possible by GTDC through online web portal, booking of services and products through mobile app available on iOS and android platform at GTDC residencies and restaurants through point-of-sale (POS) machines, thus enabling a 360 degree approach to the new cashless system," he said.

The GTDC is also workingto introduce pay wallets and talks are underway with leading service providers so that it can be accepted as another mode ofcashless payments.

"To further thisprocess,the launch ofthe new e-commerce portal and mobile appin February this year has provideda foolproof platformfor e-business andcashless transactions, also bringingother tourismstakeholdersinto the cashless circuit," Cabral said.

As perGTDC's records, cashless transactionsto the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh are executeddaily for various services provided by the corporation, whichis in addition to cashlesstransactions recordedonits e-commerce portal and mobile app, he said.

GTDC's General Manager (Hotels) Gavin Dias said,"All GTDC residencies are provided with point-of-sale (POS) machines to facilitate cashless payments and most tourists prefer to use this facility. It is encouraging to see tourists opting for cashless transactions."

Dias said in addition tocashless business forhotel accommodation,GTDC, through the e-commerce portal, has direct tie-ups withmore than160 hotels andalso with channel managers like Staah and Maximojo for tourists to book accommodation usingcashless modes of transaction.

Cashless transactions have already become very popular and an easy way out for both tourists and tourism stakeholders, he said.

attracts more than 5 million tourists annually and GTDC is eventually looking at bringing in every tourism stakeholder, whether tourist taxis, souvenir shops, guest houses, restaurants etc, under cashless business.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Goa tourism shifts majority services on cashless payment mode

As Goa works its way towards becoming India's first cashless society, the state tourism department has shifted majority of its services on cashless payment facilities. "Whether hotel reservations, package tours, cruise rides or any other tourism service, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation has introduced systems that have facilitated cashless transactions, both online and offline," GTDC Chairman Nilesh Cabral said today. "Cashless facility is made possible by GTDC through online web portal, booking of services and products through mobile app available on iOS and android platform at GTDC residencies and restaurants through point-of-sale (POS) machines, thus enabling a 360 degree approach to the new cashless system," he said. The GTDC is also workingto introduce pay wallets and talks are underway with leading service providers so that it can be accepted as another mode ofcashless payments. "To further thisprocess,the launch ofthe new e-commerce portal and mobile appin February ... As works its way towards becoming India's first cashless society, the state tourism department has shifted majority of its services on cashless payment facilities.

"Whether hotel reservations, package tours, cruise rides or any other tourism service, the Tourism Development Corporation has introduced systems that have facilitated cashless transactions, both online and offline," GTDC Chairman Nilesh Cabral said today.

"Cashless facility is made possible by GTDC through online web portal, booking of services and products through mobile app available on iOS and android platform at GTDC residencies and restaurants through point-of-sale (POS) machines, thus enabling a 360 degree approach to the new cashless system," he said.

The GTDC is also workingto introduce pay wallets and talks are underway with leading service providers so that it can be accepted as another mode ofcashless payments.

"To further thisprocess,the launch ofthe new e-commerce portal and mobile appin February this year has provideda foolproof platformfor e-business andcashless transactions, also bringingother tourismstakeholdersinto the cashless circuit," Cabral said.

As perGTDC's records, cashless transactionsto the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh are executeddaily for various services provided by the corporation, whichis in addition to cashlesstransactions recordedonits e-commerce portal and mobile app, he said.

GTDC's General Manager (Hotels) Gavin Dias said,"All GTDC residencies are provided with point-of-sale (POS) machines to facilitate cashless payments and most tourists prefer to use this facility. It is encouraging to see tourists opting for cashless transactions."

Dias said in addition tocashless business forhotel accommodation,GTDC, through the e-commerce portal, has direct tie-ups withmore than160 hotels andalso with channel managers like Staah and Maximojo for tourists to book accommodation usingcashless modes of transaction.

Cashless transactions have already become very popular and an easy way out for both tourists and tourism stakeholders, he said.

attracts more than 5 million tourists annually and GTDC is eventually looking at bringing in every tourism stakeholder, whether tourist taxis, souvenir shops, guest houses, restaurants etc, under cashless business.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Goa tourism shifts majority services on cashless payment mode

As works its way towards becoming India's first cashless society, the state tourism department has shifted majority of its services on cashless payment facilities.

"Whether hotel reservations, package tours, cruise rides or any other tourism service, the Tourism Development Corporation has introduced systems that have facilitated cashless transactions, both online and offline," GTDC Chairman Nilesh Cabral said today.

"Cashless facility is made possible by GTDC through online web portal, booking of services and products through mobile app available on iOS and android platform at GTDC residencies and restaurants through point-of-sale (POS) machines, thus enabling a 360 degree approach to the new cashless system," he said.

The GTDC is also workingto introduce pay wallets and talks are underway with leading service providers so that it can be accepted as another mode ofcashless payments.

"To further thisprocess,the launch ofthe new e-commerce portal and mobile appin February this year has provideda foolproof platformfor e-business andcashless transactions, also bringingother tourismstakeholdersinto the cashless circuit," Cabral said.

As perGTDC's records, cashless transactionsto the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh are executeddaily for various services provided by the corporation, whichis in addition to cashlesstransactions recordedonits e-commerce portal and mobile app, he said.

GTDC's General Manager (Hotels) Gavin Dias said,"All GTDC residencies are provided with point-of-sale (POS) machines to facilitate cashless payments and most tourists prefer to use this facility. It is encouraging to see tourists opting for cashless transactions."

Dias said in addition tocashless business forhotel accommodation,GTDC, through the e-commerce portal, has direct tie-ups withmore than160 hotels andalso with channel managers like Staah and Maximojo for tourists to book accommodation usingcashless modes of transaction.

Cashless transactions have already become very popular and an easy way out for both tourists and tourism stakeholders, he said.

attracts more than 5 million tourists annually and GTDC is eventually looking at bringing in every tourism stakeholder, whether tourist taxis, souvenir shops, guest houses, restaurants etc, under cashless business.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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