You are here: Home » News-IANS » Business-Economy
Business Standard

Touring Goa? Get to choose between horse and segway

IANS  |  Panaji 

You could soon choose between a horse, motorised paragliders, hovercrafts, air balloons or even segways to get around in Goa.

In her address to the Goa legislative assembly on Monday, Governor Mridula Sinha said that the state was using innovative ways to create new and diversified tourism products.

"We are in the process of launching new tourism services and products, such as hot air ballooning, heli-tourism, sea plane services, adventure sports, amphibian vessels, river rafting at Mhadei and Tillari rivers," Sinha said.

Goa is one of the most popular beach tourism destinations in the country and attracts nearly three million tourists annually, half a million of which are foreigners.

The state over the last few years has been trying to diversify the tourism bouquet, which offers more than just a beach-side experience.

"My government has also initiated activities like segway tours, luxury yacht services, water-based activity, entertainment-cum-water sports, hop-on-hop-off bus services, horse-trails, all-terrain vehicles, hovercrafts and motorised paragliding," she added.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Mon, March 23 2015. 16:58 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU