J.K. Mohanty, Hony. Secretary, Hotel Association of India (HAI) says,” We welcome the Govt. of India’s decision to increase the budget for tourism promotion from 575 crores in 2019 to 2500 crores and Rs.3150 crore for the promotion of Culture in place of INR 875.33 crore sanctioned in last year’s budget. Further, grant of INR 1.7 lakh crore to the transport infrastructure sector would definitely have positive impact in tourism sector. However, hospitality seems to have been neglected once more. Among our demands, the top beings Hotels under infrastructure status, has not been considered nor has it been declared as a priority sector for getting long term loans.