WB tourism’s industry status boosts hospitality: Sudesh Poddar

Sudesh Poddar, President, FHRAI & HRAEI has lauded the West Bengal government’s decision to grant industry status to tourism sector emphasising the move will boost the hospitality sector’s prospects in West Bengal. Poddar said, “The grant of industry status to the tourism industry will boost investments in the hospitality sector in West Bengal. The power tariff will be drastically reduced. Water charges, property taxes, licence fees, and other government related taxes will align with the rates applicable to industries in West Bengal, proving to be more cost-effective compared to the current rates. Additionally, Floor Space Index will be available at a cheaper rate than the existing rates, which are on the higher side. I am hopeful that with this move, the existing hotels and hospitality players will also benefit immensely.”