Positive step but clerical work increases
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It is too early to comment about the effect of GST on the dayto-day business, informs Riyaz UC, Managing Director, Spiceland Holidays. He says, “We are getting enquiries/confirmations as before. In short term, tourism may be affected negatively as hotel accommodation is expected to be more expensive, but, in the long run, it will pick up as usual. Travellers may be more attracted to other countries like Sri Lanka due to cheaper packages, but as a whole, the earning capacity of people will increase.” However, Riyaz points out that with GST, clerical work has increased for every month and service providers are prompted to issue bills and are to compulsorily keep proper records of the services provided.