Goa, Portugal to Sign MOUs in Tourism, IT Soon; Will Explore Best Practices, Innovative Tech in Sector

Goa and Portugal will explore best practices and innovative technologies to bring better tourism experiences to the coastal state, Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said on Tuesday.

Khaunte said he held meetings with various stakeholders in Portugal to promote tourism in Goa.

He met with Antonio Costa Silva, Minister of Economy and Maritime Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, and they discussed different possibilities regarding the development of tourism.

“Goa and Portugal will collaborate and share ideas, knowledge and sign memorandums of understanding in tourism and HE soon,” an official statement said.

He said increasing air connectivity between Portugal and Goa is key to tourism development.

“With the new international airport in North Goa, Manohar International Airport, the possibility of a new route was discussed during one of the meetings between Khaunte and Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO of TAP Group, Portugal”, he added.

Last month, the Goa state-appointed lifeguard organization, Drishti Marine, introduced artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of Aurus, an autonomous robot, and Triton, an AI-powered surveillance system, to augment its lifesaving capabilities along popular beaches and water bodies in Goa.

The incorporation of AI-based support follows an increase in beach-related incidents due to the growing number of domestic and foreign tourists flocking to the coastline. The past two years have seen more than 1,000 rescue incidents along the coastal belt, which required the assistance of Drishti Marine rescuers, according to an official statement.

Drishti intends to deploy 100 Triton units and 10 Aurus units to Goa beaches this year.

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