Hotel rooms in Goa empty quickly in January

In December 2017, most of the hotel rooms, especially inexpensive rooms in Goa were full, as many tourists came to goa to finish their annual leave and also get away from the cold weather in most of india
However it appears that many of the tourists have left goa by january 10, 2018
Usually there is a person selling tshirts outside some low end hotels in campal area, and he usually has a lot of customers, tourists who are visiting goa, and staying in the hotel
However on 9 January 2018, it was observed that he had almost no customers, as most of the tourists have returned to their homes

Auto door closing feature of hotel rooms

Another problem is that some of the hotel room doors have a hydraulic closing mechanism and will automatically close if they are not physically restrained applying a force.

This is particular true for hotel rooms which use a swipe card for access to the hotel room. It appears that when the swipe card is inserted in the hotel room slot, the electromechanical access control system activates the hydraulic locking mechanism to allow the person to enter the room.

If the hydraulic locking mechanism was not used, the doors would not close automatically, however the door automation would not be possible.

More people preferring to stay in homestays rather than hotels

One of the reason why there has been a decrease in hotel occupancy rates in goa, is that most people are interested in hiring a homestay instead of renting a hotel room for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is that a homestay is cheaper, any number of people can stay in the home stay, there is no restriction on the number of people in a room , unlike hotels, which allow only two people to stay in a room.
The second reason is that fewer documents are required for homestays which are less regulated, unlike hotels which ask their guests for legally valid id proof. This id proof will then be used by the tax authorities to track the money spent by the person in goa and check if the person is declaring the source of income, paying taxes on the income.
Homestays are mainly unregulated, and many of them are empty for most of the year, so the police and local authorities do not check the number of visitors to the homestay. Many of the people who travel to goa are using their black money to pay for the expenses, and they would like their expenses to remain undetected.