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Giving Wings to Regional Tourism, Maiden Goa-Dehradun Flight Takes off
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DEHRADUN, India , June 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking a cue from the Prime Minister's `Dekho Apna Desh' initiative to promote domestic tourism, a maiden flight carrying top officials from the Goa Tourism Department and industry stakeholders took off from Goa's Manohar International Airport that cruised to Dehradun in Uttarakhand on Tuesday 23rd May, marking the beginning of direct air connectivity between the two top tourist destinations of the country. This flight will make Goa the gateway that boosts tourism for both destinations which are a major draw for domestic and international travelers.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed on Tuesday between the top officials of the Tourism Department, Goa, and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board in the presence of Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Shri Rohan Khaunte, Minister of Tourism, Goa. The MoU paves the way for a first-of-its-kind tie-up between two states to share their experience and expertise in promoting tourism besides enhancing cultural exchanges

"Both Goa and Uttarakhand are destinations that attract a large number of domestic and international tourists during the season. The new air corridor will connect the two tourism hot spots in the country thus giving a fillip to the tourism and related industries in the respective regions," said Shri Rohan Khaunte, Minister of Tourism, Goa.

Department of Tourism, Goa

Dotted with many impressive beaches, the incredible coastline of Goa offers more than 100 km of golden shores. It combines the charm of the old world fashion with the exoticism of the new age and flaunts a diverse range of tourist attractions such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the architectural splendors of Portuguese mansions, massive forts, ornate temples, swanky nightlife, vibrant carnivals, scrumptious cuisines, an array of recreational activities and much more. Goa, beyond the beaches, amazes everyone with its beautiful hinterlands, inland waterways, and eco-tourism hideouts, coupled with a vibrant lifestyle and gracious hospitality that makes it the most popular tourist destination in India, for travelers around the world.

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