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Goa to tie up with Karnataka in tourism sector

Goa will tie up with Karnataka to provide visitors a mix of beach and hinterland tourism.

Goa Tourism Director Swapnil Naik told reporters here that the state Tourism Development Corporation is in talks with its Karnataka counterpart to develop a circuit which will attract more tourists for both the states. Naik said that Goa, although attracts tourists from world over, does not have adventure tourism facilities which are offered by neighbouring Karnataka.

"They (Karnataka) offer mind blowing adventure tourism packages, which can be clubbed with the packages offered by Goa to give visitors a chance to enjoy beaches and hinterland together," Naik said.

All states have realised that tourists want varieties. Therefore, a circuit has been developed that recommends different visiting spots, he added. Goa receives around 25 lakh tourists annually and the domestic tourists are on rise in the state.