PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) federal government will offer relief of Rs77 million in the shape of waivers on registration charges and license charges for the tourism industry.
According to reports, the KP Tourism Department has actually waived off registration charges for dining establishments and hotels and license charges for travel bureau and trip operators amounting to Rs77 million, for a duration of one year.
The decision has actually been taken thinking about the negative financial effects of the coronavirus on KPs tourism industry.
According to a declaration released by the KP Tourism Department, because of the decision taken throughout the conference of the Cabinet on July 21, license charges of travel bureau, trip operators, dining establishments and hotels have actually been waived off for a duration of one year.
The declaration added that registration cost has actually likewise been waived for hotels and dining establishments which are not yet signed up. Such services will likewise be excused from paying license charges for a duration of one year.
According to a study report, the closure of the tourism sector in KP due to the coronavirus is anticipated to cause losses of up to Rs12 billion by August, triggering the provincial federal government to reveal a relief package in a quote to revive the industry.
According to sources in the tourism department, the KP federal government has actually stated that hotels, dining establishments and rest homes are an important part of the tourism industry, nevertheless, they are being currently provided electrical energy at business rates.
Sources even more stated that assessments are underway with the federal government to offer electrical energy to the tourism industry at industry rates.
The KP federal government has actually prohibited traveler activities in the province up until more notification. The decision has actually been taken in light of the guidelines of the Department of Rehab and Resettlement to include the spread of the coronavirus.
Likewise dining establishments, rest homes and other traveler areas will likewise stay closed while workshops, conferences, sports and tourism activities in hotels will likewise be prohibited.
The provincial federal government has actually turned over 168 rest homes in KP to the Tourism Department with the goal to promote tourism in the province. Out of the 168 rest homes, 55 were formerly under the Interaction and Functions Department, 20 were under the Watering Department, 21 were under the city government, 2 were under Cops and 70 were under the Forest Department.
The orders for the remediation of these rest homes were released by the provincial federal government and after performing a study, all the rest homes have actually now been turned over to the Tourism and Sports Department.