Goa in the list of top five Indian states in tourism

Really ?


The 5th biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism done in association with the World Travel & Tourism Council-India Initiative (WTTC-II) has ranked Goa third in the list of top five states in tourism.

While Delhi and Maharashtra are at the top two places, Goa stands third followed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

The survey which looked at States from the hospitality industry’s standpoint considered 11 parameters namely: state expenditure on tourism, number of tourist visits, number of branded hotel rooms, GSDP

per capital, literacy, aircraft movement, ease of doing business, urbanization, road and rail network, marketing campaigns and some intangible aspects.

In the survey report, Goa is placed among the top three positions in four parameters: State expenditure on tourism, presence of branded hotel rooms, GSDP per capita and urbanization.

The reports states that Goa has the second-highest density of branded hotel rooms in India, and has consistently been maintaining its rank over the last four surveys.

Both these aspects highlight Goa’s attractiveness as a tourist destination from the perspective of tourists, hoteliers and the government alike.