Goa registers ten percent increase in tourist arrivals from January to September 2013

It looks like Goa is certainly living up to its label of being the ‘Holiday Capital of India’! According to recent statistics that have been made available to Goa Tourism, the state has witnessed a significant rise in tourist numbers, according to a statement issued by the Goa Tourism Department.
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The statistics available with Goa Tourism (enclosed) indicate that domestic tourist arrival in Goa from January to September 2013 has surpassed all records since 2011. Similarly, the state has also seen a rise in the number of international tourist arrivals. The overall growth rate and footfall in arrival of domestic and international tourists is up by about 10 per cent.

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Panaji-Goa

DATA FOR THE YEAR

CentreGoa

Domestic tourists arrival in the year

Foreign tourists arrival in the year

 

 

Month

Year-2011

Year-2012 Year -2013

Year-2011

Year-2012

Year-2013

January

198171

205106

221514(P)

63686

66233

68882(P)

February

131096

136339

144519(P)

57298

59589

62568(P)

March

156103

160786

164806(P)

49015

50240

52752(P)

April

175491

182511

195286(P)

25749

27006

28167(P)

May

177585

182914

192959(P)

10175

10683

11496(P)

June

83797

90321

188406(P)

3650

6899

11033(P)

July

63563

65152

66586(P)

3390

2731

2841(P)

August

101678

104219

107346(P)

4847

2690

4035(P)

September

113884

117300

127857(P) 

5938

16141

17674(P)

 

 

 

 

P-Provisional

This increase in number of tourist footfalls is in line with the expectations of Goa Tourism. The ongoing marketing and promotion efforts through public relations activities, road shows, campaigns, which include outdoor and social media, undertaken by Goa Tourism both in India and abroad, have started showing results.
One of the significant trends that are suggested by these figures is that the concept of Monsoon Tourism is picking up amongst visitors. During the domestic roadshows earlier this year, Goa Tourism had extensively campaigned, created awareness and promoted the experience of visiting Goa during the monsoons.
The Minister of Tourism, Government of Goa, Shri. Dilip Parulekar said: “We are extremely happy to observe the increase in number of tourists to Goa. Goa Tourism’s efforts to develop the tourism industry along with the development of tourism related infrastructure has started to pay dividends. This is a very encouraging sign and it only motivates us to put in more efforts to raise the bar and ensure that Goa is always the destination of choice among domestic and international tourists”

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