Panaji, Jun 1 (PTI) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said that the state would be promoted as an international destination for exhibitions and fairs which will boost the tourism potential of the coastal state. Also Read - Unlock 2.0: Goa to Open For Tourists From July 2, Over 250 Hotels to Resume Operations

“The thrust would be given to promote Goa as a destination for exhibitions and fairs. This will boost the tourism sector in the state which has been growing every passing year,” Ajgaonkar said after inaugurating the 31st edition of Food Hospitality World Exposition near here today. Also Read - 36th National Games in Goa Postponed Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

“It will be the endeavour of the Government of Goa through the Department of Tourism to provide the right infrastructure for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) tourism wherein mega exhibitions and fairs of national and international repute are held,” said the minister. Also Read - Goa Doesn't Promote 'Sex And Drug Tourism', Says CM Amid Nude Party Row

Ajgaonkar said plans are being drawn up by the department of tourism for initiating various projects in the State. They will be tabled in the House during the forthcoming session of the Goa Legislative Assembly.

The exposition is being held from June 1-3 near Panaji which will feature over 5,000 product categories and witness participation of over 300 international brands, alongside more than 7,000 industry professionals.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.