“This will be the first time that a charter will carry domestic tourists, as against the regular practice of foreign chartered aircraft landing here,” said Goa’s Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar in a PTI report.
Goa is set to receive it first domestic chartered tourists in October. The flight will make its way from Surat in time for the Diwali celebrations. Goa has been receiving chartered flights from foreign countries for almost three decades now.
“The first chartered flight which will fly domestic tourists from Surat (Gujarat) to Goa (Dabolim airport) will arrive on October 24 on the eve of Diwali,” said Mr. Parulekar in the same report.
These tourists have been provided with facilities to make their stay comfortable. The minister went on to say that Goa is a popular tourist destination in Gujarat.
“We are providing them this facility wherein they will be offered a package including their flight, three days and nights stay in the hotel and pick-up and drop facility at the airports (Gujarat and Goa),” he added in the same report.
The Tourism Minister said such flights are a viable option for the future. “The department has already begun spreading word among the travel agents and we are getting good response,” said the Tourism Minister.
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