15th October 2016
To, All Members, 
Dear Colleagues,
As you are aware GST is likely to be implemented from the next financial year and IATO, FAITH and other associations have submitted its recommendations to various concerned authorities that Tourism and Hospitality Industry to be kept in lowest slab of GST.  Also IATO has recommended that GST on foreign exchange earnings should be Zero percent.
Attached please find a copy of the circular from FATIH, which is self-explanatory.
This is being circulated to all the members with the request to use all their important contacts at State & Central levels and do their best to achieve what we want from the government for the betterment of tourism and hospitality industry.
With best regards, 
Lally Mathews
Hony. Secretary, IATO

From: Hon.secretary@faithtourismindia.in [mailto:Hon.secretary@faithtourismindia.in] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:18 PM
To: Kapil Jhingan
Cc: iato@airtelmail.in; 
Subject: GST Recommendations by Faith
Dear Colleagues, 
I am sending the two letters that FAITH has circulated to the important functionaries of the State & Central Government.  You are requested to please use the points mentioned in this letter to give any representation that you may be giving on GST at your end.  The Board of FAITH feels that this is the time to get pro-active and push the industry’s cause with all our might. 
It is, therefore, requested to please get these letters circulated to all members of your associations.  Various members know lot of important people at State & Central levels and we request them to do their best to put across our message for the betterment of tourism & hospitality sector of India. 
1. Lower rate of GST for services be made applicable on Tourism & Hospitality services. 
2. Zero rating GST for services provided against foreign exchange to foreign tourists, to ensure that India does not export taxes.
3. To get the section 2(44) (C) of draft GST Law so that the services provided to the tourist against foreign exchange by the Tourism & Hospitality organizations are treated and recognized as export services under GST Law.
Thanks & regards,
Federation of Association of Indian Tourism & Hospitality