Goa Tourism refutes reports on ‘no tourism activities’ in state till October
The speculative news started making rounds, post, Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant’s statement issued to a leading news channel
A news report claiming that ‘there will be no tourism activities in the state of Kerala and Goa till end of the year 2020, in the wake of coronavirus’ started making rounds on twitter, on Monday evening. The speculative news started making rounds, post Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant’s statement issued to a leading news channel on lockdown extension in the state and its impact on tourism.
In a statement, Sawant said, “At present till April 30 we are not promoting any tourism activity. We have already asked Prime Minister to continue ban on airline and railways. We are banning the roads transport also. After April 30, we can think about railways and airline but we need to wait for tourism activity, it will start in the month of November-December onwards but at present we are not thinking of any tourism activity.” However, later in the evening, Goa Tourism refuted the rumors mongering around the news and clarified the Goa government’s stand on the existing situation.
In a tweet, Goa’s tourism department said, “Goa government is putting its best efforts to fight COVID-19 and making Goa safe and delightful for our valued guests. Goa government strongly refutes reports appearing in certain media regarding stoppage of tourism activities till October. We wish to confirm that there is no substance in these reports.”
Goa Tourism Strongly Refutes Reports Appearing in Certain #media@DrPramodPSawant @tourismgoi@incredibleindia @pspoffice @satija_amit @TAAI1951 @nikhiludesaigoa @IATA @ADTOIconnect @traveltourismAG @PTI_News @FollowCII @CNBCTV18Live @ShereenBhan @COVIDNewsByMIB #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/nrI62kdbd0— Goa Tourism (@TourismGoa) April 13, 2020