‘Escape2Goa’ to host 15 international bloggers

‘Escape2Goa’ an event by social enterprise Leave UR Mark and Goa Tourism Department will host a total of 15 international bloggers in Goa. The event will be held from November 12-22, showcasing Goa’s history, cultural diversity, cuisine, adventure and luxury experiences to the international bloggers.

The event is organised to promote Goa on an international level. It is estimated the event will reach 4.5 million people across 30 countries. It will be broadcasted in five different languages on eight different social media platforms.  Bloggers come from the field of adventure, food and luxury.

The international bloggers are:

  • Brian Baldrati from Brazil.
  • Nicola Easterby from Australia.
  • Brendan Van Son and Scott Rankin from Canada.
  • Kirsten Alana and Erin Marie from The United States.
  • Sofiya Benzakour from Morocco.
  • Bouchra Benhalima from Dubai.
  • Nienke from Netherlands.
  • Emilie Franzo and Megane from France.
  • Alex Tienda from Mexico.

The State Tourism Department has also mentioned in its press note the things the international bloggers will get to experience during their stay in Goa.


“The bloggers will get insights into Goa’s rich historical past by a tour to the forts of Tiracol, Reis Magos, Cabo de Rama, insights into Goa’s heritage sites at Old Goa, Heritage walk at Fontainhas, old Goan houses, folk dances, Goan music, handicrafts and rock carvings, authentic Goan cuisine, churches and temples, adventure tourism and Goa Tourism’s new initiatives, spice plantations, wellness and spas and last but not the least an experience of the sandy shores and those which are acclaimed as the best in the World, Asia and India,” it stated.

“Some other highlights of the trip will be cooking classes from Goa’s top chefs, sunrise yoga on the beach, trekking through sanctuaries, cycling through villages, staying at a heritage home, stay and volunteering with children to empower them through art. Sometimes fast and sometimes slow, bloggers will experience the pace of life and travel that is unique to the state,” the press note said.

Speaking about the event, Nikhil Desai, Managing Director of Goa Tourism Development Corp said, ” We are excited to have our bloggers experience Goa’s rich cultural heritage which travellers would find to be a cove of hidden treasures. Through food, nature and decadence our bloggers will share authentic first-hand travel tips and showcase Goa in totally unique ways.” (source: PTI)

Nienke Krook, one of the international bloggers was quoted, “I love to explore new destinations all over the world in search for authentic, meaningful experiences. I can’t wait to discover Goa and learn about its history, culture, food and the local people and share my best tips with you.” Nienke Krook is a Dutch Pinterest blogger with over half a million followers. (Source: PTI)

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