From our first visit, some ten years ago, the tourism has increased hugely: but the major problem of litter is not being addressed. I understand that the government has no policy regarding collection, why is this ? Around the beaches, all traders seem to throw all of their refuse into piles, with cows and other carrion constantly searching for food amongst it. This must be extremely unhealthy; how long will it be before a major epidemic of some sort takes hold. I am not an expert, but surely a skip of some sort at each beach, collected once or twice per week by the government, with hefty fines for anyone littering would be the common sense way to address this problem.
Diabolim airport was a problem ten years ago, but now !!! On our return flight to the UK this week, 11th December, we arrived at the airport 3 hours before our flight, as requested, at 4.30 a.m. and had to que for 3 1/2 hours
before we actually got into the departure lounge. The queing system was chaotic in the extreme, with a number of passengers we spoke with declaring that they would never come back again. Many of these people, like ourselves, have travelled the world on holiday, but never experienced such chaos. The only excuse was that one extra flight from the previous day, had made for extra work.
Surely it is not beyond the wit of man to organise queing at check in desks and emigration in a more efficient manner, to make the very important tourists experience, more of a pleasurable one ?
As things stand at present, many peoples last experience, after a wonderful holiday, is total disorganisation at the point of departure.
N.B.: Goa Blog has sent the copy of this letter to concerned authorities.
Yes, it is a pity that the airport and its authorities are totally disorganised.
The corrupt government does nothing than destroy Goa.
By: Zac on February 20th, 2007 at 12:47 pm