Goa Tourism Hits Record One Crore Visitors

Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte announced that Goa's tourist season saw a record of one crore visitors and a 150% rise in international tourists since pre-COVID-19. Despite increased competition, the state continues to draw people even during the monsoon season, diversifying beyond beach tourism.

PTI | Panaji | Updated: 16-06-2024 14:11 IST | Created: 16-06-2024 14:11 IST
Goa Tourism Hits Record One Crore Visitors
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In an exclusive interview with PTI, Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte revealed that Goa's recent tourist season achieved a landmark footfall of one crore visitors, dispelling concerns about declining numbers in the coastal state.

Khaunte highlighted a significant 150% rise in international tourists compared to pre-COVID-19 levels but acknowledged growing competition from other states and international destinations.

The official tourist season in Goa concludes in June, coinciding with the monsoon, yet the state maintains a robust 80% hotel occupancy rate during this period. The minister emphasized Goa's appeal beyond its beaches, contributing to the rural economy.

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