Many hotels have their own private taxis that eat into the business of the tourist taxi owners and drivers. Hotels also have to take their share of blame .
The strike also affected many hoteliers. Cavelossim-based hotelier Dixon Vaz, whose guests could not travel to South Goa due to the lack of transport, has pegged his losses at Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000. ” I had to spend my Saturday afternoon at the KTC bus, Margao, waiting to pick up guests who were travelling by local transport from Calangute,” he said. Vaz said that he has also lost out on revenue at his restaurant. tnn