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Goa tourism growth takes a beating


Tourism has seen merely 0-1 pc growth in Goa in the past five years

One of the country’s most popular holiday destinations and a leading magnet for foreign tourists, Goa is struggling to keep pace with India’s tourism boom, with the industry there growing by merely 0-1 per cent overall in the last five years.

The state of sunny beaches does not figure among the top 20 states in terms of growth in domestic tourist arrivals and has fallen off the list of top 10 in terms of growth in attracting foreign tourists, according to latest data from the tourism ministry.

Saturation, a spate of crimes involving foreign tourists and the emergence of other attractive destinations at home and abroad are being blamed for this slowdown.

Full report here Indian Express


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