Goa: The Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT), a church supported body, has stated that the recently released Goa Tourism Policy, 2020, lacks the basic empirical data on tourism in the state and is devoid of realistic statistics of tourists foreign and domestic who visit the state. The CRT statement called the tourism policy a mirage which won’t benefit Goa and its people.It has submitted two booklets ‘People’s charter for tourism’ and ‘People over profit’ with a request to include them in the tourism policy.
The policy fails to reflect the revenue generated and how much of the revenue is re-invested in the state, the statement read. The government has displayed its complete disconnect and ignorance about the present status of tourism in the state and the challenges faced by the stakeholders and local communities involved in tourism-related activities, it stated.
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