Industry status

HAI welcomes Rajasthan government’s decision to grant ‘industry status’ to tourism and hospitality sector

The Rajasthan chapter of HAI has focused on addressing the issues and challenges facing the industry with the state government as well as other important stakeholders.

The Hotel Association of India has welcomed the decision of the Rajasthan government to grant ‘industry status’ to the tourism and hospitality sector. This decision should allow hotels to take advantage of the benefits of electricity rates, property tax, refinancing of existing debt, hassle-free loans at subsidized interest rates, taxes and simplified approval process for hotel projects and operations. It will also promote transparency, reduce costs and encourage reinvestment while strengthening the sector to unlock its potential to make significant contributions to state GDP as well as employment to support the region’s post-pandemic recovery. .

Welcoming the decision of the state government, MP Bezbaruah, Secretary General of HAI, said, “The status of the industry is a long-standing request from the sector. We commend the decision of the Government of Rajasthan and thank Shri Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister for this pro-tourism initiative, recognizing the tourism and hospitality sector as a key catalyst for economic growth in the state. According to ‘Industry Status’, it is expected to unlock the full potential of the sector, contribute to a faster recovery, make a significant contribution to the state’s GDP and employment, and strengthen the industry. We hope that the government will ensure that the decision is effectively implemented to ensure that the benefits flow to the industry. »

HAI’s regional chapter in Rajasthan has focused on addressing issues and challenges facing the industry with the state government as well as other important stakeholders in the region. The chapter has engaged with stakeholders by ensuring greater collaboration, building partnerships and creating an inclusive environment to benefit the local economy through programs that protect and promote the interests of small and medium operators and of the largest employee base in the hospitality industry.