Hotels in Aerocity and other areas close to NH8 had stopped selling liquor after the SC ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of highways which also applied to hotels.
As an alternate solution to minimize the impact of demonetization on vacations over 80% Indians are opting to reduce the number of days to travel.
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.
Govt can consider hospitality industry's plea against Supreme Court order banning liquor near highways
An ordinance would need to be taken up at a higher level, Suman Billa, joint secretary in the ministry of tourism, told ET.
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