Local people walk along a beach in Goa, India. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has destroyed Goa’s booming tourist industry. Photo: AFP Local people walk along a beach in Goa, India. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has destroyed Goa’s booming tourist industry. Photo: AFP
Local people walk along a beach in Goa, India. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has destroyed Goa’s booming tourist industry. Photo: AFP

Indian tourist hotspot Goa may never recover from the coronavirus pandemic

  • It’s supposed to be high season for tourists in Goa, but you wouldn’t know it. The beach shacks are nearly empty, nightspots quiet, and many businesses shut
  • A two-month lockdown last year cost the tourist industry US$1 billion, tourism workers can’t feed their families, and up to 58 per cent could lose their jobs

Topic |   Coronavirus India
Local people walk along a beach in Goa, India. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has destroyed Goa’s booming tourist industry. Photo: AFP Local people walk along a beach in Goa, India. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has destroyed Goa’s booming tourist industry. Photo: AFP
Local people walk along a beach in Goa, India. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has destroyed Goa’s booming tourist industry. Photo: AFP
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