In an effort to draw visitors with the promise of a “beyond beach” experience to explore the coastal state and increase locals’ income, the Goa Tourism Department has developed Home Stay and Caravan laws.
The Home Stay policy, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, will mostly help residents in the talukas of Sanguem, Quepem, Canacona, Sattari, Bicholim, and Pernem.
In addition, this program creates opportunities for female businesses by bringing tourists to the hinterlands. He noted that the caravan policy will also let visitors to see Goa more fully. “We have observed that tourists prefer to stay in rural areas, especially during the rainy season,” he observed.
The regulations provide incentives for both home stays and the development of parking facilities for caravans, which are particularly designed vehicles used for travel, recreation, and lodging.
Speaking at the event, Goa’s Minister of Tourism Rohan Khaunte stated that visitors who go to rural areas learn about the history and culture of the state and get a taste of its cuisine.
Both of the restrictions will be in effect for five years, according to Khaunte. “Tourists start exploring what they have not explored in the past.”
According to him, there would be incentives for the first 100 home stays, including a grant of INR 2 lakh to update the required infrastructure.
The Minister of Tourism stated, “There are other incentives such billing of energy and water rate on the line with domestic connections, waiving of registration fees, etc.
Khaunte added that high-speed Internet would be available for the house stays via the tourism agency.
Regarding the caravan policy, he said that facilities for parking caravans would be built in the beach belt. These parking spaces would also be built in the state’s rural areas so that visitors could take in the verdant woodlands.
According to the Minister, a subsidy of INR 20 lakh would be given in order to build the infrastructure needed for caravan parking under this scheme.
Source- Travel biz