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North Indians: Stay away!

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Feb 24, 2018 08:42 PM IST

A Goa minister describes domestic tourists as scum. But strangely, many people agree with his views

In early February, Vijai Sardesai, Goa’s Town and Country Planning Minister, spoke at the Goa Biz Fest. Directly contradicting his Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s position that Goa should attract one crore tourists this year, Sardesai made it clear that he did not want too many domestic tourists whom he described as “the scum of the earth.”

All over Asia, Chinese and Indian tourists spend more than most tourists from so-called white countries. But the prejudices persist(Shutterstock)
All over Asia, Chinese and Indian tourists spend more than most tourists from so-called white countries. But the prejudices persist(Shutterstock)
Most new places in Goa are effectively run by people from elsewhere (Shutterstock)
Most new places in Goa are effectively run by people from elsewhere (Shutterstock)
Goa has profited enormously from the tourism boom (Shutterstock)
Goa has profited enormously from the tourism boom (Shutterstock)
A consequence of the expansion in domestic tourism over the last
two decades is the need for accommodation at all price points
Goa was once a ‘hippie’ paradise but most have now been run out of the state (Shutterstock)
Goa was once a ‘hippie’ paradise but most have now been run out of the state (Shutterstock)
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