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Muscat-Goa flight will boost tourism: Parulekar

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Stating that Oman and Goa have a lot in common as far as tourism is concerned, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Monday said that the state would experience monsoon tourism, raindrop tourism and wellness tourism with the starting of Muscat-Goa direct flight service.

Parulekar was speaking after receiving the first official flight from Muscat to Goa which is operated by Oman Air. The first official flight landed at Dabolim airport on Monday afternoon with 139 passengers onboard which were mainly from the Middle East, reports Goa.com.

A large contingent of officials from Oman were greeted by Tourism Minister in presence of director of Tourism Ameya Abhyankar, Brijesh Manerkar, general manager (administration) GTDC Bernadetta De Souza, managing marketing GTDC Yogesh Naik.

Officials who landed at Dabolim airport by the maiden flight included chief executive officer of the Public Authority of Civil Aviation Dr Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Zaabi, chief executive officer of Oman Airports Management Company Said Al Zadjaly, Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman to India Sheikh Hamed Bin Saif Al Rawahi and chief executive officer of Oman Air Paul Gregorowitsch.

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