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No need for copyright music license at weddings in Rajasthan; industry lauds move

Rajasthan Police has said that no license will be required by hotels and wedding venues in the state to play music to avoid violation of Copyright Act at any social function, including weddings. MP Bezbaruah, Secy General, HAI has called it a welcome move, while Rajeev Jain, Founder & MD, Rashi Entertainment, has said that money was being illegally extracted by some unauthorized associations and this move will help the industry.

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Industry needs to appreciate & boost domestic tourism: KB Kachru

KB Kachru, Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) and Vice President, HAI, spoke at the 2nd International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism – Revival Strategies, and said that the industry needs to appreciate and boost the domestic tourism that has revived the sector after the pandemic. He also spoke about the need to be in touch with the market trends like staycation as it emerged with the onset of work from home.

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HAI calls out to J&K LG over raids & imposition of fines on hotels in the state

Hotel Association of India (HAI) has urged Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor, Jammu & Kashmir and highlighted the recent unfair and adhoc raids, imposition of fines and threat of legal action on member hotels in the State. HAI pointed out that these impromptu actions by the state government were motivated by complaints of exorbitant prices and service deficiencies from tourists.

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HAI requests Finance Minister to restore insurance premium rates for hotels prevailing in 2018-19

Hotel Association of India (HAI) has submitted a recommendation to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, highlighting the steep rise in insurance premiums for hotel properties in the last few years. HAI has urged the government to restore the insurance premium rates for hotel properties to the level of FY 2018-19. MP Bezbaruah, Secretary-General, HAI said, “The current very high insurance premium rates as compared to pre-FY 2018-19 is a major disincentive.”

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Hospitality associations meet Maha CM who assures easing of restrictions on restaurants

A joint delegation of members from HRAWI, FHRAI, NRAI, AHAR and HAI met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the continued timing restrictions on restaurants in the state, and informed the CM of restaurateurs’ distress. Thackeray has assured that he will be present in the next meeting of the COVID-19 task force and look for ways for a graded reopening of the restaurant sector.

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