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FHRAI reiterates its demand for infrastructure status to hotels and convention centres in meeting with govt

FHRAI reiterated one of its key requests in the pre-budget meeting conducted by the Finance Ministry to grant infrastructure status for hotels across all categories and convention centres built at a project cost of ₹10 crore and above to give a fillip to the budget segment in the industry, along with 12 per cent GST rate across all hotels.

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FHRAI hosts gathering to boost J&K’s travel sector, aims to make the UT a premier tourist destination

In a bid to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, FHRAI organised a pivotal gathering of tourism stakeholders. The event ignited discussions to propel Union Territory’s tourism development through regulatory frameworks, facilitating investments, and implementing innovative marketing strategies to showcase J&K as a premier tourist destination.

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FHRAI to file writ petition in Delhi HC to seek relief from adverse provisions under DGFT policy: Pradeep Shetty 

In a significant development, the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India has initiated legal action to seek appropriate remedies for hotel members affected by adverse provisions from the Delhi HC for the hospitality sector from the DGFT. “The hospitality sector must receive fair treatment under the Foreign Trade Policy,” said Pradeep Shetty, President, FHRAI.

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FHRAI to set up Center of Excellence, organise Annual Convention in Goa from 16-18 October

A comprehensive Vision plan for 2024 has been released by FHRAI (Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Association of India) which includes the creation of the Center of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality and the return of the FHRAI Annual Convention from 16-18 October in Goa. The move aims to elevate industry standards, and cultivate excellence.

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Need for National Tourism Policy to drive states

Pradeep Shetty, President, FHRAI, said, “What we need on national tourism day is a national tourism policy with a country wide focus on tourism, that can become a model for the states to follow, at least in terms of themes, larger policy related issue, existing tourism, and what can be done to encourage people to come into tourism, taking due note of how much employment is generated in tourism. In so far as locations are concerned there are a lot of locations. I think religious tourism looks very good. With infrastructure developing, many tier II, III cities have been given renewed energy now. More financial outlay is being given to tier II, III cities. Beach tourism also needs to be looked at with 7500km of coastline.”

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FHRAI plans to urge government to have more M!CE tourism in G20 lines

Sudesh Kumar Poddar, President, FHRAI, has said that the key area of focus as the President for him is to urge the government to have more M!CE tourism on the lines of G20, or national & international games in India. “When such mega events happen in the country, direct benefit goes to the transport and to the hospitality industry,” he said.

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