Goa tourism body welcomes state move to regulate water sports

Updated: Mar 8 2023 5:38PM

Panaji, March 08 (PTI) The Goa government’s decision to regulate water sports has been welcomed by the coastal state’s apex travel and tourism body, which said visitors will be unhappy and head elsewhere if they are overcharged.

The Goa bench of the Bombay High court recently ordered the state tourism department to introduce a "queue system" for water sports. Following the order, the department started state-run counters to regulate the recreational activity.

Nilesh Shah, president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, said such a step was necessary as many water sports overcharge customers, which brings a bad name to the state.