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.
To travel to Bhutan, you must book your tour through a local Bhutanese tour operator. Your tour operator will organize your trip, taking care of everything – including your Bhutanese visa, Druk Air tickets, guides, hotels, transport, permits, etc.
As of August 2009, there are 377 tour operators in Bhutan registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), who are also members of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO). Those tour operators who are registered with TCB but not with ABTO are not in this list.
We are revamping the Bhutan Tour Operators list: please register your company.