HospitalityBiz India
Hotels FoodService Operations Ministry Associations Equipment Editorial HR Technology Technology Advisory Board Community
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter instagram
    Home > NewsTrack

HAI raises concern over raids & imposition of fines on Hotels in J&K

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 19:03 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Hyderabad

Hotel Association of India (HAI), the apex body of Indian hospitality has raised a matter of deep concern to Shri. Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Jammu & Kashmir and highlighted the recent unfair and adhoc raids, imposition of fines and threat of legal action on Member hotels in the State. In its representation, the Association pointed out that these impromptu actions by the State government were motivated by complaints of exorbitant prices and service deficiencies from tourists.  HAI supports government’s role in curbing unfair business practises but recommends that it be process driven. As a responsible industry body, HAI has always emphasised the importance of collaborative partnership with the government. 

The hospitality industry is well-recognised for its significant contribution to employment creation and promotion of inclusive growth. The   government could have followed the path of consultation on their concerns instead. HAI emphasised that its Member hotels in the State are well established, reputed, have invested heavily in the State  and  have been engaging with local communities in taking  several initiatives for their welfare. 

HAI added countrywide, a lot of their Member hotels have been lauded nationally and internationally for their excellence in service. These hotels have helped in bringing Indian hospitality on the global tourism map.


In response to the complaints raised by tourists in J&K, HAI added that in an open and free economy like India, the price is determined by the market forces of demand and supply. The hospitality industry works on the same principle and operates on system of dynamic pricing or Best Available Rate (BAR). Several other factors that impact the price of products and services are related costs, seasonality, location, market positioning, market segments, distribution channels among others. The hotel websites and booking aggregators display the room rates in a transparent manner and the traveller is free to choose from the options based on their budget and requirement. 


The past two years have been extremely tough for the hospitality industry as it has been one of the sectors worst-hit by the pandemic. During that phase, the revenues of hotels have been close to zero while hotel operating costs have been high and mostly fixed in nature. The industry has barely begun to recover as the pandemic subsided and the situation started to normalise. The industry body thus requested the government to not disturb the recovery process and suggested to jointly work out a solution in the larger interest. 


Print News Email News Back
Bookmark to Add to NewsvineNewsvine Bookmark with Digg ItDigg
Add RSS to Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe
* Name :    
* Email :    
* Message :  
»  Hotelogix enables India's Amritara Hotels and Resorts to manage group operations with centralised control
»  Choice Hotels Asia Pacific signed Master Franchise Agreement with Suba Group of Hotels in India
»  Renest Hotels & Resorts launches a new property in Haridwar
»  Pre-packaged food under GST, 12% tax on hotels with tariff up to Rs 1,000
»  IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens presence in the NCR region with a new Holiday Inn signing in Gurgaon
»  Goa tourism dept to crack down on 11,000 hotels operating illegally
»  Chalet Hotels ranks 4th on India’s Great Mid-Sized Workplaces 2022
»  InterContinental Hotels & Resorts unveils limited-edition suites
»  The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts welcomes Chef Sashi Cheliah
»  The Clarks Hotels & Resorts appoints Mr. Ajit Kumar as Director of Food & Beverage
»  Leisure Hotels Group to open Heritage Luxury Resort in Mussoorie
»  Pride Group of Hotels launches 'Pride Divine Resort Somnath'
»  Lexicon IHM signs an MOU with Sarovar Hotels & Resorts (Pvt. Ltd.) to mentor and guide young hospitality aspirant
»  Cygnett Hotels & Resorts signs Cygnett Inn in Vrindavan
»  Sarovar Hotels appoints Ankur Chandra as the new General Manager – Development
»  Rester Hotels & Resorts introduces a new hotel in Pune
»  Inter hotel Sports tournaments organized by Accor hotels in Chennai
»  Lemon Tree Hotels signs a new hotel in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
»  Lemon Tree Hotels signs a new hotel in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, under the brand Keys Lite by Lemon Tree Hotels
»  IHG Hotels & Resorts marks 6,000 hotels milestone with spectacular openings and partnerships to reward travellers
  The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Natcon 2020 virtual event concludes successfully
  Winners of The Park Elle Décor Student Contest felicitated at Indian Design ID 2020
Receive the best of Hospitality content in your mailbox.
Weekly e-Newsletter
Events Calendar

© Copyright 2016 Saffron Synergies Pvt Ltd