PANAJI: Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said said that Tourism is the main vertical of the State’s economy for which we should be thinking of quality tourists rather than quantity.
“Tourism is the main vertical of the state’s economy. To increase the contribution of tourism to state’s GDP, we should be talking about quality tourists, rather than quantity,” said Khaunte
He further said that Goa Taxi App has been operational at the Manohar International Airport in Mopa for the past six months and over 500 taxi operators have joined the app.
“Taxi operators enrolled with the app can avail benefits such as the pension scheme, financial help in marriages and scholarships for their children,” he added
Khaunte, said that tourism is a significant component of Goa and hence hassle-free transportation is crucial.
“Both tourists and the local Goan population will benefit from it. This service has been running at the Mopa airport over a counter for the previous six months. The results have been favorable since more than 500 vehicles are plying on Goa Taxi App. So far, we have served approximately 30,000 tourists.
“We will ensure that it’s offered not only in coastal belts but also near industrial estates to encourage carpooling and other initiatives. It is a hassle-free, 24/7 booking service,” Khaunte said.