Goa Will Only Focus On ‘Wealthy Tourists’ & Part Ways From ‘Budget Tourists’ Post Lockdown, Says Minister

Goa is a must-visit for every traveller and also non-traveller because, why not? The nightlife, beaches and shop-tucked streets are likely everything that one needs to chill and Goa has that in abundance.

But like every other tourist spot, Goa tourism has also taken a blow ever since the lockdown has been implemented. However, the good news is there are no more cases of coronavirus in the sate and it falls under the Green Zone.

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So while discussing how the tourism in Goa will resume after lockdown, Tourism Minister, Manohar Ajgaonkar, has ‘wealthy’ plans. Talking to Livemint he said that the state will now shift its focus to “wealthy tourists and re-invent its tourism profile and go back to the pristine 1960s”.  

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While speaking to reporters outside Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s official residence in Panaji, Ajgaonkar the Minsiter said that post-lockdown, Goa will focus only on wealthy tourists and part ways from budget tourists.

“We have to recreate the Goa of the 1960s to kickstart our tourism again. In 1960s, Goa was beautiful and now in 2020 it is very different with more than 8 million visiting tourists,” the Tourism Minister said.

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The Minister added that he doesn’t want tourists who do drugs “cook on our roads or who create nuisance on beaches”. The state wants good tourists who apprentice the culture of Goa.

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He further went on saying that the state will have to start from zero. And reviving tourism in Goa will only be possible after a vaccine for coronavirus is introduced.

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So it looks like things in Goa, after the lockdown, might get expensive. Hmm!! I guess not everyone would be able to afford Goa in the future.

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