Number of Britons taking flights to India connecting Goa has gone down a bit, as per a Goa’s tourism ministry report. While tourists from Britain to Goa have declined 30 percent, Russian tourists have increased massively over the last two years.
Reports seem to indicate that the number of British tourists taking Goa-bound flights to India is dwindling a bit.
Goa remains one of the biggest tourist charms of India and is a big reason for holiday makers to plan India holidays. A state tourism ministry report makes it clear that there has been a 30 percent decline in the figure of tourists from Britain to Goa over the last two years. On the other hand, the number of Russian tourists taking Goa flights has swelled by more than 200 percent in the same period.
According to the report tabled in the state assembly, the top arrivals in Goa in 2010 and 2011 were from European countries, namely Germany, Finland, France, Switzerland and Sweden, apart from Russia and Britain.
In 2010, 154,122 tourists took flights to Goa from Britain and in 2011 the figure plummeted to 117,683. In contrast, the number of Russian tourists coming to Goa to explore its incredible array of delights has risen to an astounding level. 133,780 Russians took flights to Goa in 2011, up from 57,623 in the year 2010.
The data also shows that until June this year, 43,717 British tourists landed in Goa, while the number of Russians taking in the splendour of sunny beaches in Goa in the same period was 51,461.