Few Tips On Choosing The Right Car Rentals In Goa

Few Tips On Choosing The Right Car Rentals In Goa

Goa is one of the most common places in every Indian bucket list and all for the right reasons. The party capital is known for its parties but has little something for people of every taste. Be it architecture, beach, parties, or adventure sports, Goa has it all! It might be a bummer but Goa is not a place you can plan a spontaneous trip to. People often forget that Goa is a state (not a city) and you need detailed planning to have a wholesome Goa trip.

There are many tiny details that must be planned beforehand and one of those is: navigating in the state. The problem is – public transports are cheaper but you’ll not get the hang of it as you are not from the state. Besides, you would definitely wouldn’t want to ruin your trip if you spend half of the time boarding the right buses to your destinations. Car Rentals offer you cheap (moderately priced) cars with your personal driver and thus ensuring that you enjoy your trip to its fullest!

Car Rentals In Goa

Car Rentals in Goa offer a peaceful way of traveling within and outside the state. People often prefer to visit hill stations nearby. With easy pricing, it only makes sense to use the comfort of easily available rental cars and enjoy the trip. It is said that you have not really visited Goa if you haven’t traveled in a car or a scooter through the state. Besides, even the beaches in Goa have considerable distance between them and if you have a few monuments on your lists too, you should definitely rent a car from a reputed rental car service provider.

Goa Tours Planner has an experience of over a decade in the field of travels and is a venture established by locals. We not only provide you car rentals and scooters but also, helps you but also can help you to plan your Goa visit making sure that you don’t miss on anything here! Looking for a car rental in South Goa? Call us at +91-8448449504 or fill in this form to contact us right now!

Car Rentals In Goa: How To Choose The Right One?

Considering the popularity of rental cars, there are many providers of rental cars in GOA. There are a few things you can look for in a car rental service provider to make sure you choose the right one.

Here is a list of a few.

1.Transparent Pricing

A good car rental service provider is very transparent in its pricing and charges. We, at Goa Tours Planner, understand the need for transparency and maintain a clear policy regarding prices, both for the driver and the vehicle.

2.Membership Discounts

This is one of the best options to save on while renting a car. Reputed car rental service providers offer substantial discounts on memberships and similar other options. Ask a service provider for available discounts before renting a car. Make sure you compare the prices of at least two-three places before settling with one.

3.Offered Services

Check for the other services offered by the service provider you are renting a car from. A reputed car rental service like us offer a variety of other services too. This ensures that you are hiring a professional tours planner and not just a car rental service.

There are many such things you can look for in a car rental service provider. Goa Tours Planner offers car rental services at very cheap prices. We also offer a plethora of other services such as sightseeing, Scuba Diving, Water Rafting, and many others. Looking for car rentals in South Goa or North Goa? Call us at +91-8448449504 or fill in this form to contact us right now!

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Dear Customer, 

Following are the guidelines from Department of Tourism, Goa Government.

 

Operational Recommendations for Tourism Service Providers

 

 Ministry of Tourism Government of India

 

Table of Contents

1.

Introduction

3

2.

Tourism Service Providers who have a functional

 

 

workplace with staff/employees under payroll

4

3.

Tourism Service Providers who undertake bookings

 

 

for different services

6

4.

Tourism Service Providers who provide transport

 

 

facilities for different services

7

5.

Tourism Service providers who receive the tourists at

 

 

the port of entry

9

6.

Tourist Facilitators & Guides providing offline guide

 

 

facilities involving interaction with tourists

10

7.

Tourism service providers engaged in providing

 

 

adventure tourism services

11

8.

Annexure - Health Declaration Form

12

1.        Introduction

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill. This is an unprecedented global health emergency with tremendous impact on societies and livelihoods. Travel and Tourism is among the sectors most affected by this crisis but at the same time, Tourism can also be an integral part of the global recovery efforts.

 

In the COVID 19 aftermath, countries will need to realise a new reality of the tourism and travel industry and make all efforts to shape the sector accordingly. Tourism Businesses will require a re-thinking of how they will operate in terms of hygiene, health and safety to ensure safety of their clients and staff.

 

The Ministry of Tourism proposes to recommend Protocols covering all service providers and their related activities to tourism and hospitality sectors, to ensure a safe and prepared approach for a post-COVID 19 revival.

 

The protocols/guidelines are applicable to service providers engaged in management of both international and domestic tourists. These include, the following in the tourism supply chain:

 Travel Agents , Tour Operators (Inbound, Domestic & Adventure) Tourist Transport Operators

 Tourist Facilitators / Guides

 

 

The guidelines have been prepared with primary focus on identifying and mitigating risks for the service provider and for ensuring necessary safety and hygiene practices in interaction with travelers. Minimizing all possible touch points by use of digital technology has been one of the guiding principles for the guidelines. This would not only help in reducing the risk but also make traceability of the guest easier in case a situation in future warrants so.

 

The protocols would include the requirements that each sub-sector or tourist activity would need to comply with in terms of health and hygiene. The same could be adapted by States/UTs based on their tourism products and service capacity.

 

2.      Tourism Service Providers who have a functional workplace with staff/employees under payroll

For Office Premises

 

(i)           Office premises must be sanitized regularly, it is recommended that deep cleaning may be conducted twice a week

 

§ All touch points in public areas like door handles, elevator buttons, counter tops, tabletops, railings, etc. are cleaned continuously using a sanitizer/disinfectant.

 

§ AC/Ventilation ducts/ Fans etc. are to be cleaned and serviced regularly.

 

(ii)         Ensure availability of hygiene and sanitation equipment at pro-active replenishment

 

§    Germicidal disinfectant/hand sanitizers / wipes for surface cleaning Tissues

§    Face/eye masks (separate or combined, face shield, goggles)

 

§    Gloves (disposable)

 

§    Biohazard disposable waste bag

 

(iii)       Ensure necessary association with medical practitioner/ hospital for effective response to emergencies

 

(iv)       Emergency numbers should be displayed at all office rooms, vehicles and made available with all employees

 

(v)          Separate area to be earmarked to accommodate in case of sudden illness of any employee/visitor

 

(vi)        Ensure that masks, gloves etc. are disposed carefully based on usage guidelines

 

(vii)    Ensure the premises has fully functional CCTV cameras to ease tracking and tracing of infected personnel movement

 

(viii)     Implement clear signage throughout the office premises to inform guests/employees of the enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing, and recommendations

 

For Office Staff

 

(i) Ensure all staff wear masks and practice social distancing and hygiene within the office premises.

 

 

 

(ii)         All employees must mandatorily download Aarogya Setu mobile application

 

 

 

(iii)   Ensure daily temperature check via thermal gun thermometer

 

 

 

(iv)   Ensure that proper attendance logs of entry and exit are maintained

 

(v)          Ensure all employees have undergone medical screening and have active medical insurance

 

(vi)        Ensure training of employees in hygiene and sanitation practices and troubleshooting risks (log of the training/ video record of session to be kept)

 

(vii)       Ensure updates on the health condition of staff and upkeep of vehicle/facilities etc. is done on a regular basis

 

3.         Tourism Service Providers who undertake bookings for different services

 

(i)           Booking and travels plans are to be accepted for tourists with no medical history of the virus in the last 28 days, especially in case of inbound travelers

 

 

 

(ii)         Necessary medical proof or health declaration (Format at Annexure) may be sought for inbound travelers

 

 

(iii)            Bookings required to be made online or via an online platform with

 

cashless transactions only

 

 

 

(iv)            Proper record and logs are to be maintained for

 

each traveler

 

(v)          Information on age, medical history, allergies etc. are recommended to be captured for each traveler

 

(vi)        Ensure that detailed itinerary is be provided to each tourist with details on vehicle, stay, layovers, activities etc.

 

(vii)       Ensure guidelines based on advice from health authorities which may include the wearing of face masks, guidance on hand hygiene and social distancing is provided to the tourist beforehand

 

(viii)     All information to the tourists should be disseminated digitally

 

(ix)        Small group tours recommended with maximum of 10 to 15 people for ease of implementing social distancing.

 

(x)          Office staff should be trained to answer questions

 

 

4.         Tourism Service Providers who provide transport facilities for different services

 

(i)           All vehicles must be thoroughly disinfected prior to boarding of tourists.

 

(ii)         High touch areas (door handles, seats, seat backs, steering wheel, power window buttons, door locks, windows, screens, small portable TV screens etc.) should be sprayed with disinfectant surface cleaner regularly

 

(iii)        Hand sanitizer dispenser and masks must be kept available in every vehicle

 

(iv)          AC buses – cleaning of interiors of air ducts on weekly basis

 

(v)            Use of disposable seat covers, head rest covers are recommended for all vehicles

 

(vi)        Use of fiberglass partition between the driver and passenger’s seat in buses and cars is recommended

 

(vii)       Emergency numbers should be displayed on all vehicles and made available with all employees and tourists

 

(viii)     Ensure only two guests are seated at the rear side of a car and guests (not from the same household) are seated maintaining a physical distance of 2 feet in a bus. The social distancing norms shall be changed and aligned according to the directives issued by Ministry of Health & Family welfare.

 

(ix)        Ensure all information provided to tourist is strictly through digital means (this may include tour itinerary; safety precautions for hygiene and disinfection)

 

(x)          Strictly follow pre-planned itineraries (to avoid peak hours) with minimum layover at pre-determined stops only

 

(xi)        Limited use of public transport for large tour groups of more than 10 pax is recommended

 

(xii)       Health certificate should be mandatory for all drivers

 

 

(xiii)     Drivers/helpers should always wear masks and gloves and should undergo thermal screening before every new assignment

 

(xiv)      Ensure training of drivers in hygiene and sanitation practices and troubleshooting risks (log of the training/ video record of session to be kept)

 

 

5.             Tourism Service providers who receive tourists at the port of entry

 

(i)           Greet the tourists saying “Namaste”. No shaking of hands is recommended

 

(ii)         Tourism personnel should carry sanitation equipment and wear mask for protection.

 

 

 

(iii)        Face masks and sanitizers should be made available to guests on demand.

 

(iv)        Ensure temperature check and mask usage before boarding of vehicle

 

(i)           For large groups ensure at least one personnel is available for coordination with every 10 tourists.

 

(ii)         Ensure physical distance of 2 feet is maintained between tourists. The social distancing norms shall be changed and aligned according to the

directives issued by Ministry of Health & Family welfare.

 

(v)          Ensure gloves are used while handling of luggage. Spray and wipe luggage handles

 

(vi)        Ensure sanitizers are used before boarding the vehicle by tourist and service provider

 

 

 

(vii)       All tourists must mandatorily download Aarogya Setu mobile application and fill survey questionnaire

 

(viii)  Sick or unwell tourist to be immediately taken for checkup to nearest hospital in separate vehicle

 

6.       Tourist Facilitators & Guides providing offline guide facilities involving interaction with tourists

 

 

(i)           Greet the tourists saying “Namaste”. No shaking of hands is recommended

 

(ii)            Ensure tourists are always accompanied.

 

(iii)           Manage the number of guests within any one boutique, restaurant or specified area and implement queue management systems that support social distancing requirements

 

(iii)        Small group tours recommended with maximum 10 to 15 people for ease of implementing social distancing. Ensure physical distance of 2 feet is maintained between tourists. The social distancing norms shall be changed and aligned according to the directives issued by Ministry of Health & Family welfare.

 

(iv)        Limitation of passengers and social distancing to be maintained on shuttle rides, boat rides, jeep safaris, ropeways, etc.

 

(v)          Ensure temperature check and face mask before entering a destination

 

(vi)        Ensure that tickets are bought online for destination if available to avoid queuing and long halts

 

(vii)         At Monuments / Museums, ensure gloves are worn by employees and tourists

 

(viii)        Microphones and headsets by guides and tourists is recommended so that physical distancing can be maintained during the tour sightseeing

 

(ix)   Audio guides/ audio system should be provided to tourists wherever available

 

7.             Tourism service providers engaged in providing adventure tourism services

 

(i)           Booking of tours and allocation of slots should be adequately done to avoid large gathering

 

(ii)         Regular temperature checks of employees and tourists/guests

 

(iii)        At the park/site ensure gloves and masks are worn by employees and tourists

 

(iv)         Ensure that guests are taken in small groups and physical distance of 2 feet is maintained between guests. The social distancing norms shall be changed and aligned according to the directives issued by Ministry of Health & Family welfare.

 

(v)          Visitor numbers should be tightly controlled in activities to maintain adequate distancing between guests

 

(vi)        Ensure queue markers with enough distancing at public attractions, such as zip line

 

(vii)       Ensure all equipment and safari vehicles are adequately disinfected before and after every use

 

Note: The above guidelines have been adapted for the tourism services based on information as updated by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare on various Do’s and Don’ts, Travel, Testing and Protective measures including hygiene, sanitization, social distancing etc.

 

Team

Goa Tours Planner

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