GOA: After six months, Goa tourism is finally seeing its first busy long weekend. Gandhi Jayanti (Friday) coinciding with the weekend has led to the influx of domestic tourists in a big way. Most starred hotels that have opened so far have done well with many offering fantastic packages.
Non-starred hotels too have made gains though not in a big way. Goa will do well with increased domestic tourists even as the footfalls will be lesser than past seasons, said Nilesh Shah, president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG). “Many of the hotels have sold out. In some cases, the occupancy has been 70-80% and some hotels have 100%,” the TTAG president said.
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