Here’s the transcript featuring Jayanth Sharma:
Budget 2018: Startup CXOs Demand Tax Sops for Employees and Reduction in GST: Money Control, 31 January 2018
“Tourism is a particularly beneficial industry for a country, as it brings revenue to the exchequer by allowing people to experience its beauty and culture. It provides an incentive for people to preserve their heritage, both historical and ecological, and finds ways to bring joy and happiness to many. India’s tourism industry is at an inflection point, with the amount of domestic and international tourists spending in India on the rise. Investment in tourism from Budget 2018, especially in building much-needed infrastructure, would be a welcome shot in the arm for Indian tourism. While India’s brand as a tourist destination has become more globally prominent than ever before, investing in tourism-centric infrastructure could help make our country’s beauty more accessible to its citizens and international tourists. Countries like Kenya have created a wonderful travel-friendly ecosystem, and the focus and prominence it receives as an industry could be a guide to Indian authorities, ” said Jayanth Sharma.
Source: Money Control
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