HRAWI urges government to cut GST by 18% for hotels with room rates above Rs.7500 to boost tourist numbers

Pradeep Shetty, President, Hotel And Restaurant Association (Western India) – HRAWI said, “The current GST rates for hospitality are among the highest globally, making tourism expensive. We urge the abolition of the 18 per cent GST category for hotels with room rates above Rs.7500, merging it with the 12 per cent GST category to boost both domestic and inbound tourism. Ease of doing business is essential.”