Tax burden mitigation is expected by the travel and tourism industry

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Budget 2019 is in making and the travel and tourism industry has its demands. Relaxation in the taxes will allow improvements in the area. The native and global tourist crowd will experience immense growth and double the income in the sector. Enhancement in the infrastructure and connectivity is expected from the Budget 2019. Hastening the tourism projects in the destinations will attract travelers from across the world. "Last mile connectivity from major metros to tourism destinations will act as a catalyst to double our tourism numbers and contribute to overall development," stated Peter Kerkar, CEO of Travel company Cox & Kings Group. In order to bring in more tourists from abroad, the air seat capacity needs to be increased. This is one of the significant challenges faced by the tourism sector while attracting foreign tourists, he mentioned. Extending the UDAN Scheme to more airports and helping the private tourism sector in making it feasible, he said.