Travel Trade Journal

Rajiv Mehra

President, IATO

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We had requested one-time grant based on our 2019-20 turnover, reduction in GST, restoratio­n and enhancemen­t of SEIS benefit, reducing taxes on internatio­nal airfares and overall reduction of taxes on the Hospitalit­y sector. Most disappoint­ingly none of these found a mention in the budget presented. There has been huge employment loss besides financial loss in our sector. Just a few years ago we were earning huge foreign exchange for the government and in this hour of despair, we expected some handholdin­g by the government.

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