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Capping food prices in Goa is a joke: Stakeholders

IANS  |  Panaji 

Goa's travel and tourism stakeholders on Friday trained their guns on Ajgaonkar for not doing enough to improve tourism footfalls while slamming a government proposal to prices in restaurants and beach shacks in

"Capping prices, I would consider a joke. Can anybody cap the prices of " Savio Messias, of the Travel and Tourism Association of (TTAG), told the media.

After saw a dip in the number of tourist arrivals for the second-year running, Ajgaonkar said that the was working on a mechanism to enforce capping of prices on menus in shacks and restaurants.

Any restaurant or shack which and beverages above Rs 500 would be fined according to the proposed plan, Ajgaonkar had said.

Beach shack operators have already opposed the move to on their menus.

While provisional figures of tourist arrivals have not been released by the for the 2018-19 tourism season, hoteliers and have pegged a fall in footfalls to the tune of 30-35 per cent.

Goa is known for its beach and nightlife tourism and attracts more than seven million tourists every year, half a million of which are foreigners. Goa's tourism season starts in October and ends in March.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:04 IST