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Telangana Tourism Presentations
Investor Friendly
Telangana State
Sri.Sumeet Singh,
Executive Director(Hotels),
Telangana State Tourism
Development Corporation.
• The vibrant & new State of India – Telangana
State recognizes the importance Private
Sector Investments in its economic
development .
• Tourism & Hospitality Sectors are recognized
as Growth Engines for Employment &
Economic Development.
• Recently. Government of Telangana launched
its new Industrial Policy, called TS – iPASS,
which is welcomed by the industry as “Most
Industry Friendly” Industrial Policy of the
Country.
• It is a Single Window Clearance System
without any Grills and Sub- Windows
TOURISM POLICY, 2010
INCENTIVES & CONCESSIONS
• The Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.79, YAT & C (T/A2) Department,
dt.23.07.2011 have announced Tourism Policy, 2010 to
encourage various entrepreneurs in the area of development
of Tourism Industry and announced the following incentives
and concessions.
– Concessional allotment of land
– Capital Investment subsidy
– Reimbursement of Stamp duty and transfer fee
– Reimbursement of VAT
– Luxury Tax
– Reimbursement of Entertainment Tax
– Municipal Exemptions
– Energy Incentives
• The tenure of the policy shall be for 5years i.e. 2010-15.
CAPITAL INVESTMENT SUBSIDY
20% of the Capital cost of Investment subject to a
maximum of Rs.20.00 Lakhs for the projects
located in Zone-A for an investment upto
Rs.20.00 crores. For investment from Rs.20.00
crores to Rs.100.00 crores it will be 25% of
Capital cost of investment subject to a maximum
of Rs.30.00 Lakhs.
The projects located in Zone-B will be 5% more
than Zone-A limited to Rs.5.00Lakhs.
For Heritage hotels will be considered and will get
an additional Capital Investment Subsidy of 5%.
LUXURY TAX
Luxury Tax will be levied at the rate of 5% on
room tariff actually charged. Further, the base
tariff per room, for levying Luxury tax, which is
presently Rs.600 per day will be raised to Rs.1500
per day. Once the system of GST is introduced, it
is likely that Luxury Tax will be subsumed under
GST as a Service Tax. In such an eventuality, the
same benefit will be passed on to the unit as a
reimbursement.
REIMBURSEMENT OF VAT
25% of the VAT paid during a financial year will be
ploughed back to the unit as grant towards the
payment of VAT for the next year. This benefit
will be available for 5 years only.
 MEGA TOURISM PROJECTS
Above Rs.100.00 crore projects the subsidies will be given on
case-to-case basis.
 ENERGY INCENTIVE
Reimbursement of 0.75 paise /0.90 paise/1 Rupee
(According to zone ) per unit of the energy cost for 5 years.
 CONCESSIONAL ALLOTMENT OF LAND
Lease up to 33 years at 5% of basic value with an
incremental provision of 5% every year.
 REIMBURSEMENT OF STAMP DUTY & TRANSFER FEE
50% Reimbursement for lease (through Government on
lease basis) and 25% reimbursement for purchase(private
parties)
ENTERTAINMENT TAX
Ploughing back of 25% of Entertainment tax for
Entertainment components in Theme Parks,
Entertainment Centers etc. (upto 5 years) (new
provision) subject to the condition that the total
benefit on this account does not exceed 100% of
the project cost.
MUNICIPAL EXEMPTION
Exemption from payment of Conversion Charges.
Payment of Impact Fees will be levied under
Category © (which is about 50% of the impact
fees paid by other commercial units).
ELIGIBLE TOURISM PRODUCTS
The following tourism products would be eligible for receiving state support:
1) Hotels & Serviced apartments
2) Resorts
3) Heritage Hotels
4) Wellness Centres (spa/yoga/naturopathy/etc.)
5) Amusement Parks
6) Entertainment centres (aquarium/ Indoor rides/ Snow world/etc.)
7) Permanent exhibition complexes
8) Ropeways
9) Convention Centres
10)Wayside Amenities
11)Water Sports
12)Golf Courses
13)Wildlife safaris
14)Luxury Tourist Trains
15)Sea/ River Cruises
16)Ecotourism Centers
17)Rural Tourism products, and
18)Adventure Tourism products
JURISDICTION OF THE TOURISM POLICY
The support mechanisms to be given to
private parties by the Government will be in
graded as follows in terms of geography:
• Zone A: Area falling within the limits of
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
(GHMC)
• Zone B: Region falling within Hyderabad
Metropolitan Development Area (HMDA)
(excluding GHMC area).
Zone C: Rest of the State.
IMPLEMENTATION OF TOURISM POLICY
 Option of forming a Committee for overall
review of the proposed Tourism Policy, 2015
and make suggestions / recommendations to
take up corrective measures.
TS – iPASS
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Approval based on self-certification
Processing all clearances within 30 days
Clearances for mega industries within 15 days
Common application form for all approvals
Lot of Tax concessions for industries
Zero tolerance for corruption
Penalties if departments delay clearances
Nodal Officer like Singapore Economic Dev. Board
Minimum inspection and maximum facilitation
Pollution Clearances – Faster Mode
Similar approach can be expected in new Tourism Policy
New Tourism Policy
• Telangana State Tourism Policy is under Preparation.
• Industry can expect a policy that :– Encourages Private Investments
– Promotes Public Private Partnerships
– Develops Tourism Entrepreneurship
– Nurture talents for Global Competitiveness
New Tourism Policy
• Pro-active measures for
– Promotion of Hotels & Restaurants
– Hospitality Training Centers
– MICE Tourism Infrastructure Development
– Budget Accommodation across the Towns and
Temple Destinations
– Conversion of Eco & Heritage Sites and
Destinations for Tourism Promotion
– Tourist Transport Infrastructure
New Tourism Policy
• Facilitations for
– Speedy approvals & clearances
– Land availability for Tourism Infrastructure
– Destination Marketing
– National & International Events
– Conversion of
Eco & Heritage
Sites and
Destinations for Tourism Promotion
– Concessions for Tourist Transport Infrastructure
New Tourism Policy
• Private Sector will be encouraged to
– Develop New Tourism Destinations
– Operations of Government Hotels & Restaurants
– Development of New Tourist Attractions
– Operating Tourism Packages
– Conducting Festivals & Fairs
– Promoting State Tourism Destinations
– Transport Operations including Heli Tourism
New Tourism Policy
Our New State Tourism Policy is under
Preparation - We seek your inputs
Thank you
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