Doing business with the WUG

PROFILE - What's Up Goa! (The WUG)

The insider's guide to hip hotels, restaurants and what's happening in Goa! fills the exiting need gap for an online resource that provides a selective guide to Goa, one that specifically addresses the tastes and needs of the savvy global traveler, that is regularly updated, is cutting-edge in design and conversational in content, and that embodies the definitive culture of modern-day Goa.

WHAT is The WUG:

  • ·     Represents a highly selective member-base of establishments & service providers (by invitation only)
  • ·     Niche Target Audience- the savvy global traveler
  • ·     Extensive global database of website users and mailing list subscribers
  • ·     Aggressive Search Engine Optimization campaign of website
  • ·     Appealing aesthetics & visual design of website
  • ·     Dynamic, interactive and superior content on website
  • ·     Regular updates to website of menus, flyers, interviews, news and through periodic newsletters
  • ·     Direct mailers & newsletters for promotions and inside scoops to mailing list subscribers
  • ·     Unique, exciting and targeted promotional campaigns
  • ·     Buzz and Social Media Marketing

Establishments featured in the WUG are by invitation only and reflect a niche ensemble of service providers that are unique and superior. The WUG & Co. is responsible for identifying businesses appropriate for the site, and for managing all relevant content, features, updates and reviews.

    Criteria for membership include:
  • ·     Represent the best of the breed & unique establishments in Goa
  • ·     Distinctive and excellent in aesthetics, experience and offering
  • ·     Appealing and relevant to the global connoisseur

The WUG site will feature all pertinent categories of service providers:


Goa Map

North Goa
- Up the River Arambol to Morjim
- Down the River Siolim - Vagator to Anjuna
- Calangute Area Baga, Calangute & Candolim

Goa Central
- Panaji to Madgaon

South Goa
- Panjim – Agonda/ Palolem


Validity of a contract with the will be for one year. Businesses who wish to be a partner may choose from the following tiers, categorized by level of engagement and fee:

    ·     CLUB
  • o     Free 1-page business website (micro-site) on
  • o     Micro-site online for 1 year (from October to September the following year)
  • o     One time upload of pictures, brochures, links, etc
  • o     Leverage all SEO, Social Media and offline promotion campaigns by The WUG
    ·     SILVER
  • o     All CLUB privileges
  • o     Feature on the Category (Hotels, Restaurants, etc) homepage for 30 days
    ·     GOLD
  • o     All CLUB privileges
  • o     Feature on the WUG homepage for 30 days
    ·     PLATINIUM
  • o     All CLUB privileges
  • o     Weekly updates & uploads to micro-site

For more details regarding prices etc, please contact us directly.


Businesses may also choose to buy advertisement space on
Prices vary based on webpage, size of banners. etc.
The WUG & CO. can, for an additional charge, assist you in creating in your advertising banners.

For more details regarding advertising on, please contact us directly.

WHY partner with The WUG:

All businesses featured on, inherently enjoy a bouquet of special privileges, including:

  • ·     Complimentary micro-website of the business, a one page website displaying all relevant information, created by expert graphic designer- COMPLETELY FREE!
  • ·     High profile online identity and visibility through micro-site on The WUG
  • ·     Detailed and superior content online with capability to upload pictures, menus & flyers, links to other articles online, etc, managed entirely by The WUG team (with option to review & edit)
  • ·     Status of being a affiliated with the elite group of businesses that comprise the WUG member-base
  • ·     Access to an extensive global audience and database
  • ·     Leverage high ranking on Search Engines through the aggressive WUG SEO campaign
  • ·     Benefit from all WUG social media and other marketing campaigns
  • ·     Opportunity to connect directly with the target market through special WUG events