Aseem Kaushik began his career with L’Oréal India in 1995 with the Consumer Products Division. After spending 7 years in CPD sales, he moved to the Professional Products Division in 2002 in Key Account Management.
WTTC said the ban will have a significantly negative effect on hotels and restaurants in India and will curtail investment for job creation in the industry.
We believe we can have a better hearing now. We didn’t get enough time for the hearing and we feel we were caught in the crossfire of liquor associations, said FHRAI.
FAITH stated that establishments approved under the tourism category offer liquor services as part of an overall experience.
He told ET that the industry could file another review application and that the government and excise authorities should not take any coercive steps.
The travel and tourism sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion (USD208.9 billion) in 2016, which is world’s 7th largest in terms of absolute size; the sum is equivalent to 9.6% of India’s GDP.
A blanket ban will have an adverse impact on the hospitality business and will directly result in a decline of foreign tourist arrivals into the country.
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An ordinance would need to be taken up at a higher level, Suman Billa, joint secretary in the ministry of tourism, told ET.
Industry experts are estimating statewide liquor revenue losses of around Rs 50,000 as a result of the ban.
Manbir Choudhary, president, Hotels and Restaurant Association of Haryana, said, “We are approaching the government. If we will be hit, the government's revenue will also be hit.”
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