IATO representatives seek relief measures from the Govt for revival of tourism

A delegation of  IATO representatives led by President Rajiv Mehra  and Pronab Sarkar, Immediate Past President called on the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her office today. While the delegation thanked her for clearing SEIS (Service Export From India Scheme ) for the service providers  and recent measures like five lakh free e-Tourist Visas for foreign tourists and granting of loan on government guarantee to small tour operators, the delegation made her aware of the several pending issues, which if resolved can lead to revival of tourism in the country.

The delegation requested her not just to retain SEIS Scrips’ percentage of 7% which is being given to the tour operators for the last couple of years but raise it to 10 percent. “If SEIS cannot be increased , it should be retained at 7 percent  without consideration of capping of the turnover of the tour operator.

The IATO delegation also discussed with the Minister, the cascading effect of multiple GST on the tour…

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