Service Tax increase for Tour Operators from 4.5% to 9% is a anti-growth reform

 

 

Service Tax for tour operators was increased from 4.5% to 9% for invoices generated after January 22nd, 2017. Tourism is not at all promoted by these kind of decisions.

Tourism is one industry which perhaps contributes more towards a growth of a nation. Its not just a business. Yes, it does collect revenues, but if you study it in details, it does much beyond that and contributes much more towards the Nation Building. In times when we should decrease the taxes further, increasing it does not help, specifically in a developing nation like India. In a Nation which contains more than 70% of the Himalayas, we get very less International Trekkers and Mountaineers in our country compared to Nepal. Many factors like safety infrastructure, availability of knowledgeable resources, access to easy and hassle-free rescue services, use of advanced communication devices, lack of trekker's hut etc results in this less inflow of International trekkers and Mountaineers. Though we are steadily seeing a rise in it, our Government Policy should be more focused on developing infrastructure, increasing safety and better and easy access to rescue systems so that we can motivate and boost Adventure Travel in our Country. More flow of tourists, both Domestic and International, does not just result  in increased foreign exchange but also allows for valuable exchange of culture and knowledge share, which results in overall growth of the resources and the nation in overall.

In times, when we should decrease the cost of travel, while maintaining top-class service infrastructure, this policy by the Government demotivates not just the Domestic and International adventurers planning to visit the Indian Himalayas, but also all the Adventure Tour Operators whose packages now got costlier. 

The Adventure Tour Operators in our Country already faces great challenges in arranging and organising adventure tours, specifically Mountaineering and Trekking in the Himalayas. Managing quality trained resources, panning and providing safety backups, arranging camping with quality equipment etc incurs too much cost and hence increases the cost of their packages. On top of that additional service tax of 9% adds too much pressure on the wallets of their clients.

The Government should rather focus on building more eco-friendly trekker's hut which not just reduces the cost, but also adds variety to the trek routes and generate further jobs. They should focus more on regulating mass tourism in the remote Himalayan regions which are eco-sensitive zones and needs much care. May be once all the infrastructure setup has been done, and activities like Mountaineering and Trekking gets a steady flow of tourists in the Indian Himalayas, they can then increase the tax to earn revenue from it. Our policy should rather find means to promote the activities, reduce cost of travel and increase safety and reliability while venturing in our remote Himalayas. The action of the policy maker is more like wanting to eat the food without investing money to buy the raw materials and time to cook it.

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation has taken the right steps by slashing the peak climbing fees in the Indian Himalayas. That does help the crisis, whereas this decision of increasing service tax is just the opposite and goes against the vision of developing tourism in our Country.

Increasing tourist inflow by reducing cost and then regulating standard and controlled conduct of the treks to solve the mass tourism problem which is promoted by few profit-hungry and insensitive trek operators is rather the need of the hour.

We can just hope that the corcerned people understands this and rolls back the decision and works more towards a sustainable and tourist-friendly Indian Himalayas.

 

 
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    • 🚩 Starts From: Pantwari
    • 🚩 Ends In: Pantwari
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Pantwari
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL
    • 🌐 Internet Option: No
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
    Treks On Offer
    Kang Yatse 1 Climbing Expedition
    Kang Yatse 1 Climbing Expedition
    On Offer: INR 110,000 | USD 1,410 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 12 Days, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6401m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jul, Aug, Sep
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, scree, hard ice, soft snow, broken ridge
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from the summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Leh and vicinity
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 on higher camps
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
    Treks On Offer
    Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    On Offer: INR 62,000 | USD 795 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, Pokhara to Pokhara
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4140m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Forest, Meadows, Rocky, Scree, Glacial Moraine
    • 🚩 Starts From: Pokhara
    • 🚩 Ends In: Pokhara
    • 🌏 Region: Nepal - Annapurna
    • 🎌 Country: Nepal
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Pokhara Airport, Nepal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Jainagar or Gorakhpur or New Jalpaiguri, India
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Pokhara
    • 📶 Mobile Network: NCell, NTC
    • 🌐 Internet Option: Available
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 15
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Nepali, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Kang Yatse 1 and 2 Climbing Expedition
    Kang Yatse 1 and 2 Climbing Expedition
    On Offer: INR 115,000 | USD 1,474 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 15 Days, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6401m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, scree, hard ice, soft snow, broken ridge
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL and Airtel postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from the summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Leh on BSNL and Airtel. 4G in Airtel on high points
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 on higher camps
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
    Treks On Offer
    Kalanag Climbing Expedition
    Kalanag Climbing Expedition
    On Offer: INR 96,000 | USD 1,231 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 18 days/ 17 nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6387m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May - Jun, Sep - Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rocky, Glacial Moraine, Glacier Crossing, Crevasses, Snow Field, Hard Ice
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Taluka
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 16 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Kedarkantha And  Har Ki Dun Circuit Trekking Expedition
    Kedarkantha And Har Ki Dun Circuit Trekking Expedition
    On Offer: INR 22,500 | USD 288 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4126m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: April. May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov
    • 🌄 Terrain: Alpine Meadows, Rhododendron forests
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and higher points
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian
    Treks On Offer
    Kalanag Base Camp Ruinsara Tal Trek
    Kalanag Base Camp Ruinsara Tal Trek
    On Offer: INR 18,500 | USD 237 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4800m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May - Jun, Sep - Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, Forest, Rocky, Glacial Moraine
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Taluka
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 16 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: India, Garhwali, Nepali
    Treks On Offer
    Kedarkantha Hardcore Trek
    Kedarkantha Hardcore Trek
    On Offer: INR 5,999 | USD 77 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 3 nights, 2 Trek Days, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3800m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow in winter
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian
    Treks On Offer
    Sandakphu Phalut Land Rover Safari
    Sandakphu Phalut Land Rover Safari
    On Offer: INR 9,950 | USD 128 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3636m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows
    • 🚩 Starts From: Maneybhanjyang
    • 🚩 Ends In: Maneybhanjyang
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Maneybhanjyang
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL in Siliguri, Maneybhanjyang and Srikhola. On the trek trail, Vodafone and BSNL works on some locations like Chitre, Tonglu, Kayakatta, Molley.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Siliguri, Maneybhanjyang and Srikhola. Limited 2G on the trail. Almost None.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Har Ki Dun Ruinsara Tal Trek
    Har Ki Dun Ruinsara Tal Trek
    On Offer: INR 15,500 | USD 199 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, 8 nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4200m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL & Vodafone
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Purola. 3g Till Mori. No Internet Sankri Onwards
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg C
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali
    Treks On Offer
    Har Ki Dun Hardcore Trek
    Har Ki Dun Hardcore Trek
    On Offer: INR 8,250 | USD 106 Only *
    • 📅 Duration: 5 days, 4 nights including 2 nights at Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3600m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, Conifer Forest, Snow, River valley, Lakes
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Vodafone at Sankri, Jio in Mori
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Mori. No Internet at Sankri.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg Celsius
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali
    Treks On Offer
View User Profile for Suman A Loyal Himalayan Lover, Trekker, Mountaineer, Photographer and Researcher. A Computer Science Engineer by education and Ex. Software Developer for the IT companies. He has learnt from mistakes and not from books - His Own, his friends, whom he met and lots of other trekker friends whom he lead for treks deep and high in the Himalayas. Having born and grown up in the lap of the Himalayas, playing with different elements of the Himalayas, its undoubtedly his best friend. Having said that, he is very biased, protective and caring of the Himalayas. Few of his friends say he is strict, in following rules and safety practices on a Himalayan trek. That's very true. It has come from the practical teachings by the Mighty Himalayas and he takes no chances, specially when he is leading a group.

He is the founder of Himalayan High and with it, his intentions are much bigger, wider and future thought, as a step to preach responsible trekking and make trekking sustainable, pass on this beautiful sport to the next generations. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

Posted by Suman Chowdhury Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:02:00 AM