Goa and Japan to join hands to promote tourism

Goa and Japan plan to have ties between the two regions to boost tourism. Ryoji Noda, Consul General of Japan met Menino D’Souza, Director of Tourism, Goa on Thursday, 6th September 2018. Various initiatives to be taken up to develop tourism in Japan and Goa have been discussed during the meeting.

As per a tourism official, Goa has been receiving Japanese tourists, availing the electronic tourist visa through the Goa International Airport at Dabolim. Records depict that around 250 Japanese tourists visit Goa annually and the Goan authorities expect to increase the number in the coming days.

D’Souza has informed the Consul General that the JCI World Congress to be held in Goa in November would host around 4,000 delegates, out of which 1,200 shall be from Japan. JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old. It has members in about 124 countries.

Ayako Ueno, Researcher and Adviser to the consulate of Japan in Mumbai and Rajendra K Sharma, Chief Executive to the consulate of Japan in Mumabi.