At a time when the state administration is under fire from the opposition and the public, Goa’s tourism minister Manohar Babu Ajgaonkar is reportedly on a state-funded tour to US with his wife, daughter, brother and sister-in-law. Ajgaonkar was supposed to be on a three-member educational tour to the states with Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma and a member of the legislative assembly (MLA). The purpose of the ‘education tour’ was to organise road shows with the objective of attracting more and more tourists to the state of Goa. In fact, the ministry even hired an event management company and an advertising agency to put the plan in motion. However, no reports of such road shows have emerged as of yet.