Tourism Department Govt of Goa, today issued notices under provisions of registration of Tourist trade act to following online service providers cum online travel agencies who were found to be undertaking online transactions and sale of hotel rooms without proper registration / renewal of registration with Department of tourism.
The companies who has issued notices are Haryana based
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As per the amended act , every online service provider and travel agency has to register with Tourism department. The online tracking and monitoring team of tourism department noted that these three agencies were violating various provisions and were involved in an online sale of hotels , private villas, cottages, and other services.
Dept has been cracking down on violators and has constituted a special team to track online activity of illegal operators.
Above 3 travel agencies who have have violated provisions of registration of Tourist trade act has been given 10 days time to submit their replies. Matter is fixed on 27 Dec 2022. Notices have been issued by Dy Director, Tourism dept.