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Need to study why high-spending Russian tourists have stopped coming to Goa: Tourism Minister

Raising concerns about Russian tourists preferring other destinations over the state, Goa’s Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte recently stated that in the past few years, there has been a shift in preferences of international tourists who are now opting for visiting emerging markets like UAE, South Korea, Japan, etc. instead of Goa.

“Rich tourists from Russia have stopped coming to Goa. They are now found in Dubai and we need to study the reason behind it to know what went wrong with Goa due to which the tourists have to look for alternative destinations instead,” said Khatune in his statement.
Giving the example of Saudi Arabia, the Minister added that Goa too should take Saudi-like measures for attracting international investments and work on various kinds of projects to help the state regain its lost tourism.

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He added that the development of the state’s second international airport (Mopa) will provide them with a perfect opportunity to increase footfall and boost tourism once again.

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