They just dont get it do they?
The £100 nightmare of a visa application PER PERSON plus the terrifying fear of having to send your passport to an indian agency and wondering....
Will it get lost in the post?
Will i ever see it again?
If it gets lost it means we cant go ANYWHERE has driven people elsewhere.
WHAT AN INCOMPETANT FARCE the visa really is.Edited: 30 August 2014, 12:26
Apparently three Russian tour operators have declared bankruptcy. Don't know whether this will have any effect on the Russian side of Goa this coming season.
and theres this w/ star,,going UP thay say,lol. business-standard.com/article/companies/goa-…
,,but with monarch finishing all its goa flights by next april,,and the price of a charter flights,,now,i think the writings on the wall.for goa,,,the jobs,thing still bad in the uk,,,,lets see if the e/visa,helps,,,,byeEdited: 30 August 2014, 14:11
I think the problem is entirely the Visa and I think they have blown their last chance by not getting the VOA up and running this season. I dont think its the price, I have been going in packages to Goa for 18 years and the price has not gone up, the first two years we went AI and that was the most expensive we paid but that was 18 years ago, since the first B&B we did the price has fluctuated to £50 above or over that price, this year we are paying £80 less than we have other years.
Yes I agree Dragonfly,
We have been going since the early 90's and the price is very much the same but as the visa price goes up the demand for holidays to Goa goes down.
EnglandBaz, is someone massaging those numbers... English tourists have increased the last three years? Really? If that is true I am flabbergasted! :)
Goa's tourism flourished because of the loyalty of the tourists, be it international or domestic. I know people when they first came to Goa they were young and now they are retired, grey haired but still visit Goa irrespective of high VISA cost, and other complications and introduced their 3rd/ 4th generation to Goa as well .They still love to stay with the same place , having food at same restaurants , soak up the sun , breath the salty air , feel the breeze at the same beach shacks and walk barefoot and bare body on the streets of Goa as their second home and live a normal , stress free , rest-relax-reflex time in Goa .
Charter operator are loyal to destinations where they get more profit and tourists flying in with charter flights are just tourist not loyal tourists of Goa .
yes parka,,,think thay must have,,uk,ect tourist have been going down in goa sin the credit crunch. gabrials guest house in calangute were we stop was always full of uk ,French ect but no more, same at a lot of places,.
Hi I agree with Dragonfly, The visa process puts some people off.
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