Panaji, Feb 8: Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Sunday said it is an honour that the state was getting global recognition as a "safe tourism destination" as he hailed the recent announcement by a media conglomerate that placed Goa at the sixth spot in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list.
Goa has been positioned sixth in the list of top 10 nightlife cities in the world by 'National Geographic'.
"Goa is getting world recognition for several tourism related aspects. Now enlisted as the World's Best Night Life Cities is another feather in our cap. We must acknowledge this is an honour as Goa is a safe destination for tourists 24x7 whether on or off the beach," Parulekar said in a statement.
Parulekar said city's night bazaars, music festivals are very popular and his department will encourage and promote such events which are held conforming to all laws of the land.
In National Geographic's 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list, Dublin in Ireland ranked first, followed by Belgrade in Serbia, La Paz in Bolivia, Sao Paulo in Brazil, San Juan in Puerto Rico, Goa In India, Ibiza in Spain, Houston in Texas, Thessaloniki in Greece and Baku in Azerbaijan.
The list mentions Goa's beaches and laid back locales along its golden shores as the right place to be at and experience all the fun which never stops even though there is restriction on all night fests.