Goa Tourism shines at OTM Mumbai 2024, bagging the Most Innovative Product Award for Regenerative Tourism
In a remarkable achievement, Goa Tourism received the Most Innovative Product Award for Regenerative Tourism at the OTM Mumbai 2024. The honor was bestowed by the Deputy Chief Minister and Tourism Minister of Rajasthan, recognizing Goa’s commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism practices.
Goa’s ‘Ekadasha Teertha’ Initiative
The award highlighted Goa’s ‘Ekadasha Teertha’ initiative, a unique blend of spirituality, local culture, nationalism, and conscious tourism. This pioneering project encapsulates Goa’s dedication to preserving its heritage while promoting sustainable and responsible tourism.
Regenerative Tourism and Sustainable Development
Goa Tourism showcased its commitment to regenerative tourism and sustainable development at OTM 2024 in Mumbai. The pavilion emphasized various initiatives, such as the Ekadasha Teertha Yatra, the new Homestay Policy, Caravan Policy, heritage preservation, and vibrant festivals.
The state also highlighted its local culture immersion programs, adventure opportunities, and world-class MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) facilities. New tourism services were launched to cater to diverse traveler interests, prioritizing sustainable practices.
Strengthening Partnerships and Reaffirming Leadership
The event aimed to strengthen partnerships with stakeholders and reaffirm Goa’s status as a leader in sustainable tourism practices. As Asia’s leading travel trade show, OTM Mumbai 2024 brought together over 35,000 industry professionals and buyers, who interacted with more than 1600 exhibitors from 60 countries and 30 Indian states/territories.
Goa Tourism’s successful participation at the event underscores the state’s ongoing efforts to promote unique and memorable experiences while prioritizing sustainability and responsible tourism practices.
By embracing regenerative tourism, Goa is not only preserving its rich heritage and natural resources but also setting an example for other destinations to follow in creating a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry.
Goa Tourism, once again, proves its commitment to responsible and sustainable practices in tourism, reinforcing its reputation as a trailblazer in India’s tourism landscape.