Tag Archives: Tourism

Government Plans To Boost Tourism, Travel In Budget: Report

The move could add to a domestic tourism boom in the world’s second most populous nation New Delhi: The government is planning to cut taxes on travel and tourism in next month’s Union Budget and give more incentives to the $210-billion sector, government sources said, hoping to boost economic growth and create more jobs. The move could add to a ... Read More »

Breakout Role: Despite Growing Pains, Oman’s Tourism Is Booming

Never thought of visiting Oman? Well, you might be soon. In our Breakout Role series, we take a look at places that have seen huge increases in tourism in the last few years, and try to figure out what’s causing all the hype. Since he started leading tours to Oman in 2000, Peter Gardiner has planned trips for groups of ... Read More »

Business Outsourcing in Travel and Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities

The travel and tourism industry has grown exponentially in recent years with rise in disposable incomes, improved connectivity, smartphone penetration, and arrival of tech-savvy millennials. As the industry evolves and competes more aggressively, new business models have emerged in this fast-paced business. For the business process management (BPM) sector, travel and tourism presents new opportunities. Online travel companies and new ... Read More »

GST in travel and tourism

CA. H.M. Talha Rahman, Partner, Selvarajan & Co., Chartered Accountants, Chennai, speaks at length about what GST would mean for the country’s economy while giving a very accurate and deep understanding about the computation involved for the travel industry. “There is a big hue and cry about GST and people are speculating a lot about this. What we fail to ... Read More »

Sumfest Organisers To Create Entertainment For Upcoming Tourism Summit

Contributed (From left) Josef Bogdanovich CEO of Downsound Entertainment and organiser of Reggae Sumfest, stands with Tifa and Tommy Lee as they take a look at the Reggae Sumfest 25 magazine at the Montego Bay staging of the festival’s launch held at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites on Thursday May 18. The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, has tasked ... Read More »

Hotel Industry Warns Tourism To Suffer At 18% GST On Rooms

Mumbai: The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) on Monday said the government’s four-tier structure in Good and Services Tax (GST), in which the service sector will be taxed at 18 per cent, will cause the tourism sector a major setback. In the recently-concluded meet on GST, the government has declared a four-tier structure of 5, 12, 18 ... Read More »