Tourism Minister, Mahesh Sharma said it is too early to assess the impact of GST on tourism

Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017

mahesh-sharmaThe Central Tourism Minister, Mahesh Sharma said that it is too early to assess the impact of GST on the Indian tourism.



Responding to supplementary in the Lok Sabha while discussing on the difficulties that the houseboat owners are now facing the major hindrance due to the GST, Sharma affirmed that he will talk with the GST Council for the difficulties facing by the luxury tourism.



He said that it is too early to understand the impact of GST on the tourism sector, though an early assessment has shown that the single tax regime has brought down the level of taxation, government said today.



Responding to another supplementary, Sharma said the proposed ‘Incredible India 2′ policy which will be out soon. This major tourism project will have the provisions to tie up with private sector to help promote tourism opportunities in the country.



In his written reply, Mahesh Sharma said the Tourism Ministry has no scheme to encourage states to enter into revenue- sharing agreement with technology-driven hospitality service providers in the country.



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