In a major relaxation to the tourism industry, the validity period of approval and classification of hotels and accommodation units has been extended till 30th June by the Government.
Ministry of Tourism classifies hotels under the star rating system. Under this system, hotels and accommodation units are given various ratings ranging from one to five stars, five Star deluxe, legacy vintage, home stays , guest houses including others.
The Government has decided that validity of approval or certifications of hotels and other accommodation units whose project approvals and classification status have expired or are likely to expire in the period from 24th March till 29th June will be extended till 30th June.
In addition to this, the tourism ministry has also allowed six month extension to the approvals granted to all categories of tour operators, travel agents and tourist transport operators.
The extension is valid for the operators in case the already granted approval is likely to expire or has expired between 20th March till the continuation of lockdown and the operator has applied for a renewal. (AIR)