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'Incentives needed to promote heritage tourism'

Alka Kshirsagar Pune | Updated on June 16, 2012

The potential for heritage tourism is over 10-fold than what it is now, according to Maharaja Gajsingh II of Jodhpur, who is the President of Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA).

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of the IHHA Executive Committee in Pune, he said that heritage properties — from tea estates to old English bungalows — existed in every state and incentives should be given to promote heritage tourism.

“The State Government should set targets, and give incentives like tax holidays and concessions,” Gajsingh said.

Pointing out that any traditional house with 8-10 rooms could become a heritage hotel, he said that greater number of heritage hotels will bring both direct and indirect benefits to the tourism industry. 

Published on June 16, 2012

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