Goa: The best leisure destination at the Readers' Travel Awards 2013


PANAJI: Goa's claim as the best leisure destination has been vindicated. Conde Nast Traveller, India has declared Goa as the winner of 'The Best Leisure Destination' at the Readers' Travel Awards 2013.
The results of this award were announced on November 28, 2013.
This is the second time in a row that Goa has won the award.
This year, Goa witnessed a good increase in tourists. Tourist flow during monsoon too - a period which is otherwise considered to be a lean period - was steady.
Goa tourism official asserted that domestic tourists have started coming to Goa during rainy months, especially during weekends. The occupancy in Goa tourism development corporation (GTDC) residencies was more than 50% during four months of rains, this year.
"Promotion of Goa as a monsoon destination is yielding results," he said.
Overall increase in tourist arrival this year, he said is almost 10 % and it is likely to be go up further, he said.