Goa To Open Only For ‘Wealthy’ Tourists, Says Tourism Minister, Twitter Reacts
Goa, a state which is actively reliant on the travel industry, is preparing for the new rule wherein visitors will be permitted however selectively. People are calling it ‘RICH ONLY’ Policy. Boss Minister Pramod Sawant was cited saying,
““After Lockdown 3, movement along inter-state routes via bus and train as well as by flights should be allowed, but with restrictions, especially because Goa, a COVID-free green zone is flanked on both sides by Karnataka and Maharashtra, with a high incidence of cases.””
As indicated by The Times of India, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar repeated the assessment and The Statesman cited him saying, “We need to reproduce the Goa of the 1960s to launch our travel industry once more. During the 1960s, Goa was wonderful and now in 2020 it is altogether different with in excess of 8 million visiting vacationers.”
He further added, “What we are trying to do along with experts, is to take Goa back to the 1960s. We do not want tourists who consume drugs, cook on our roads, or who create nuisance on beaches. We want good tourists who are wealthy and who can appreciate Goa and its culture.”
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#Goa will have to re-invent its tourism profile and go back to the pristine 1960s, to get the industry back on its feet, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar (@BabuAjgaonkar) said on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/4DIXeFwqxs
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) May 7, 2020
“We have to start off from zero. We are right actually in a minus-zero stage now. Until state-to-state level travel can happen we cannot do anything. I feel only when a vaccine is invented or a cure is developed, that tourism movement will begin to happen in Goa.”
This is nothing less than utter discrimination on the basis of wealth and income. Don’t behave like Britishers. Goa is anyway more costly than any other Indian state for tourists. Stranded tourists in Goa Today are being demanded in excess of 24k to be driven to Mumbai by taxi
— sanjay (@the_lone_priest) May 9, 2020
Can you ever go back in time? Rather than focus on a return to past glories, Goa should look to creating a new tourism paradigm. #futureoftravel | Goa Tourism To Reinvent With 1960s Charm And ‘Wealthy Tourists’https://t.co/X8fam99sHf
— Keith J Fernandez (@withazed) May 11, 2020
@BabuAjgaonkar hello sir. Is it true that you only want to focus on wealthy travelers to Goa and not the budget traveler? When I’m in India I have spent as much as Rs 24,000 and as little as Rs 1600 on a hotel room. I think it would be a mistake to overlook travelers like myself.
— Rich Davis (@RichDavis67) May 8, 2020
What do you feel about this?