Other than Indian nationals, and Bangladeshi nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa. Bhutanese visas are issued only from Thimphu.
Zhiwa Ling is a fully Bhutanese owned luxury hotel in Paro. As a goodwill gesture from Zhiwa Ling, the professionals of the tourism industry (in Bhutan) were invited to spend the Saturday night (11 July) at their beautiful 45-room property in the upper reaches of the lush Paro valley. Such gestures are much appreciated. Thank […]
Starting from the 1st of July 2009, the Tourism Council of Bhutan has announced the new peak season months, regular season (lean season) months, tariff (costs), and duration discounts.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) in 2005 publicized Bhutan through media and various other promotional efforts like films and travel writings. These helped in attracting more tourists into the country. Despite the increasing number of tourists visiting our country, the number of guides, who have been trained and licensed, have exceeded the demand in the […]
If the Paro International Airport is the second best in the world, it also qualifies as the world’s scariest runway.
A Druk Air aircraft, Airbus A319, along with scores of passengers was stranded at the Suvarnabhuni International Airport in Bangkok after hundreds of Thai anti-government protestors stormed the buildings and blocked the airport terminals in a bid to topple Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat.
As per the decision taken during the 4th TCB meeting, the revision of tourist tariff to be effective from 1st July, 2009. The tariff for peak months will be USD 250.00 per person per night with 10% agent’s commission. The tariff for the regular months will be USD 200.00 per night with 10% agent’s commission.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) move to increase the tariff for tourists entering the country from US$200 to 250 beginning next year has been welcomed by the Bhutanese tour operators. The revision is to help tour operators deal better with inflation, said an official from the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).
Hotels in Bhutan will soon graded on a star rating, based on a new classification system introduced by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), which will replace the existing lettering system. “The proposed system incorporates all accommodations for international tourists and could be expanded in future,” said the director general of TCB, Kesang Wangdi. He […]
The previous year (2007) recorded a gross earning of about USD 24 million from the tourism industry with 21,094 tourists visiting Bhutan, 21.6% more than 2006, the highest ever. The number is expected to increase in 2008 with 8,559 tourists already having visited Bhutan by April 2008.