Sunday, June 04, 2017

Chartered flight arrivals up in Goa; tourists' spending dips

Panaji: The number of chartered flight arrivals increased in the just-concludedtourist season in Goa, but low spending by visitors remained a key concern for the tourism industry.
A total of 2,240 chartered flights landed at the Goa International Airport at Dabolim, registering an impressive growth of 30 per cent against 1,645 last year, Travel and Tourism Association of Goa president Savio Messias told PTI.
He said the travel budget of tourists was low.
"The season was okay. The number of chartered flight arrivals have increased but the problem lies in spending power of the visitors," he said.
The tourist season began in September last year and culminated last month with beach shacks remaining the main highlight. The shacks are dismantled post the tourist season during monsoon.
03/06/17 PTI/Business Standard