Goa Tourism


Goa bags Rs 200 crores under Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Union Minister of State for Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated tourism infrastructure projects funded by the Centre under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. He also laid the foundation stones for 2 new projects and launched Goa Tourism’s mobile application that would provide necessary information about travel and tourism services, festivals, tourist […]

Swadesh Darshan Projects Inaugurated

Michael Lobo on plastic ban

#GoaGarbageGone is my mission

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has been entrusted the task of cleaning up Goa. As he took charge of the newly created waste management ministry, Lobo lists his plans for a garbage-free Goa to Murari Shetye


Private taxi operators are ready to operate under an app-based system

Stating that there is a need for an amicable solution to the ongoing conflict between private taxi operators and GoaMiles drivers, the Deputy Speaker of State Assembly and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, said that the private taxi operators are ready to operate under an app-based system,  if it is owned […]

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App-based taxi is a must; GoaMiles and Local Taxi owners have to find a solution

Batting for app-based taxi service in Goa, Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Friday said the chief minister should take all coastal MLAs into confidence to and a lasting solution to the GoaMiles controversy in the State. “App-based taxi is a must. The leaders of the both the groups – GoaMiles […]


Spending Rs 5 crore on a 25-year vision document is a waste

Deputy speaker Michael Lobo criticized his government for not consulting legislators and stakeholders in preparing the tourism master plan and alleged that spending Rs 5 crore on the 25-year vision document is a waste. BJP’s Calangute MLA was speaking after attending the meeting called by tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar to […]

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Goa Tourism will die a slow death

Anxious about the drop in number of tourists to Goa as well as “low quality tourism” Goa’s Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Wednesday said the coastal state, which is a known tourism destination, needs to have a “chintan baithak” to resolve the crisis. Lobo, who is a ruling BJP legislator […]


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As a CM, will take stakeholders into confidence; Stop asking votes in the name of religion

Deputy Speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said if he is given the opportunity to become the Chief Minister, he would take all stakeholders into confidence before taking decisions which impact state economy, unlike incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.


Tourism Department is not a competent body to handle such technical work, which should be done by GWMC

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar are loggerhead over the contract to clean the garbage from the beaches. While Lobo has questioned Tourism Department’s competence to handle such contract, Ajgaonkar has said that his department would not budge to the pressures. The issue has finally landed in […]

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If MMDR Act is not going to be amended, then how do we restart mining?

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will have to announce the future course of action the State intends to take to resume iron ore mining operations in Goa, which have been shut for the last nine months. Speaking to media persons, Lobo said Parrikar will shortly […]