Its hoping that the next season will have German charters and tourists . Only time will tell if this will happen. The the question remains, what does Goa have to offer ? Infrastructure is at its worst ,garbage is only piling, beaches dirtier and the list goes on….will all this get back the tourists ?
After a gap of three years, there is a possibility of charters flying into Goa from Germany for the new tourism season that opens in October. Scheduled flights are also expected from Finland.
“Our efforts are likely to bear fruit next season. We are expecting charters from Hamburg,” said managing director at Cicerone Air Transport Services, Joao Xavier ‘Bush’ Miranda, on Monday.
Miranda declined to divulge more details but said they will shortly approach chief minister Manohar Parrikar seeking his support make arrivals from Germany a possibility.
In 2014-15, Goa did not receive a single charter from Germany even as a year earlier, in 2013-14, as many as 19 charters had landed in Goa from Germany.
Helsinki airport has regular flights to US, London as well other European destinations. Miranda said they expect a surge in free independent travellers (FIT) to Goa via Helsinki. As it stands today, two scheduled flights a week will fly into Goa from October, said Miranda.