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Argentina: Unlawful competition denounced by Argentina’s hotel industry

 |  September 7, 2015

Roberto Brunello, president of Argentina’s Hotel and Gastronomy Federation (FEHGRA) has issued a series of complaints regarding various elements, which he claims may jeopardise the sector’s viability in the short term. Among these, he said, stand out the excessive tax burden and the related rise of ‘informal’ accommodation, which he considers to be Unlawful competition for the Hotel industry.

In this respect, Brunello announced that “FEHGRA is moving forward with a proposal for a new Tourism Sustainability Law, which will include several modifications and additions to the tax code meant to bolster the hotel industry, promote higher employment and attract investment. All of these proposals are compatible with other national laws, and are in line with the General tax code.”

Brunello said that there are “more than 600,000 informal and temporary rooms, which combined contribute less than $1 bn to our tax system, while leaving over 150,000 employees out. All around the world the hotel industry has rallied against this illegal and informal type of offering, which affects the sustainability and the very survival of our own legal, regulated enterprises.”

Source: Diario Full

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