Goa Records Footfall Of 1 Crore Tourists; Witnesses Demand Despite Monsoon & End Of Tourist Season

This coastal state is seeing significant growth in the tourism sector.

by Shreya Ghosh
Goa Records Footfall Of 1 Crore Tourists; Witnesses Demand Despite Monsoon & End Of Tourist Season

“Too hot? Let’s head to Goa and beat the heat with beer. Too cold? Let’s plan a year-end trip to Goa. Monsoon season? Let’s travel to Goa and see the Dudhsagar Falls,” does this sound familiar? After all, Goa is perfect for a holiday, 365 days in a year. It is always a great time to plan a holiday to this alluring beach destination. Home to abundant scenic natural beauty, this place offers the best travel and culinary experiences. Tourists are enjoying a splendid time in Goa as the destination welcomed a footfall of 1 crore tourists despite the monsoon and off-season for tourists.

Goa Witnesses An Epic Rise In Tourist Footfall

Monsoon has entered this Indian state marking the end of one of the high-in-demand holiday seasons. This tourist season recorded magnificent numbers showing tremendous growth in the tourism sector. Rohan Khaunte, Minister of Tourism of Goa, shared Goa welcomed one crore travellers this tourist season, according to a report by Hindustan Times. Looks like COVID-19’s effects have finally recovered to a major extent.

Both domestic and overseas visitors have chosen Goa as their travel destination during this period to explore picturesque landscapes and enjoy spectacular experiences. Compared to the peak seasons before the pandemic, the state reported a surge in foreign travellers by 150 per cent this time. The coastal state has witnessed fantastic numbers even after having a long list of competing travel destinations, both in India and abroad.

The minister also emphasised how Goa gets expensive during year-end. From hotels to flight tickets, a trip to this state burns a hole in your pocket in December. He shared how meetings will be conducted with the hotel industry and airlines to discuss this issue.

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What’s Next In Goa?

The peak holiday season has concluded here. However, a huge number of tourists are still booking tickets to Goa to enjoy the serene rainy season. Gone are those days when tourists visited this coastal destination only to explore beaches and enjoy the nightlife. Now, many travellers visit to relax and enjoy the charisma of offbeat travel. Goa is home to several rejuvenating experiences and rural tourism and is perfect for staying away from the daily hustle.

Rohan Khaunte shared insights about the present numbers of travel demand. 80 per cent of hotels are already booked by visitors. Ahead of the next major holiday season starting in September, Goa is likely to welcome an impressive number of tourists this monsoon as well.

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If you have plans to enjoy a few days in Goa this rainy season, get ready to enjoy nature in its most verdant form. From exploring pristine waterfalls to indulging in adrenaline-rushing adventures, these months offer the grandest experiences to adventure buffs and nature enthusiasts.

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