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New service tax hike is “a betrayal” that will cost jobs, say operators

Next week’s hike in service tax on travel packages will hit the meetings and events sector hard, costing jobs as profits are slashed, according to industry leaders. The Indian government has changed service tax applicable on tour operators from next week. Now all travel operators – including meetings and incentive travel organisers – will be […]


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