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Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa wins again!

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa awarded at the Travel and Leisure India’s Best Awards 2012 and asiaSpa India Awards 2012

Goa, order India, 3rd May 2013: Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa was awarded runner-up in the Best Luxury Resort (India) category at the recently concluded Travel and Leisure India’s Best Awards 2012, hospital while Sereno Spa was voted ‘Best Resort Spa’ at the asiaSpa India Awards 2012 held recently. Emerging a winner over some of the most premium resorts and spas in the country, these awards reinstate Park Hyatt Goa’s position as a leading resort destination.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Thomas Abraham, General Manager of Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa said, “It is a great honour for us to be recognised by Travel and Leisure India & South Asia and asiaSpa India, both thought leaders in the publishing world. These accolades are testimony to our continued commitment towards fulfilling our vision of being India’s finest beach resort and spa. We thank all our guests for their goodwill and support”

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa and Sereno Spa have been the recipient of a host of prestigious awards and accolades, including “Favourite Leisure Hotel in India” at the Conde Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards 2012, “Favourite Destination Spa” at the Conde Nast Traveller Indoa Readers’ Travel Awards 2012 and Asia’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards 2012.



Konkan fruit fest at Margao


The decennial Konkan Fruit Fest 2013 will be organised at the BPS Club in Margao by The Botanical Society of Goa with the BPS Sports Club as a festival partner.

It will be open to the public after the inauguration on Friday May 10, up to 7 pm, according to Miguel Braganza, Secretary of the Botanical Society of Goa.

Fruits for the competition must reach the venue by 3 pm on Thursday, May 9 and the entries will be judged the same day and results declared the next day.

Entries for Chickoo, White Sapota, Guava, Mangosteen, Rose Apple, etc should include six fruits with at least a single ripe one for tasting. For mango four fruits will do.

For rare fruits like Sour Sop, Bull’s Heart, Lakoocha, etc a single fruit will be accepted. For berries and small fruits like Jamun, Carvanda, Churna, etc 20 fruits will make one entry.For large fruits like Jack, Pumelo SIX sub-units [carpels/bulbs, segments] will constitute an entry.

The festival will also include a competition for processed fruit products like pickles, candy, jam, syrup, cakes and wines on Friday. Entries will be received till 3 pm and they will be later judged.A single portion/serving or 200 ml of fruit product will constitute an entry.

There will also be entertainment programmes and spot competitions held in fruit eating and fruit carving.

The ICAR-Goa, the RFRS-Vengurla of the Dr. BS Konkan KrishVidyapeet, Goa Forest Department Goa Food and Drugs Administration and the Directorate of Agriculture are participating.

The KVK-North of the ICAR-Goa will hold demonstrations in vermicomposting and grafting on Saturday May 11, at 10 am and Green Essentials will conduct demonstrations on Sunday May 12 at 4.30 pm.