New Trekking Route

New Trek route in Bhutan have been introduced to the guest.

Local tourism yet to gather steam


While Bhutan has created a niche as tourist destination globally, it is yet to encourage local tourism.

Even though Bhutanese have been travelling to every nook and cranny of the country for decades, the travels, most of the time, did not entail leisure.

“Domestic tourism plays a very crucial role in terms of bringing benefits to other society. For example you travel to another region, you buy something, you recharge your mobile, and you sleep and eat…You have to buy the services from that region,” said Tourism Council of Bhutan’s Media Spokesperson, Damcho Rinzin.

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Bhutan offers special tourism package to Japan


A Japanese tourist visiting Bhutan will need to pay only the royalty part, US$ 65, a night in June, July, and August. Tourism Council of Bhutan’s Officials said Japanese tourists will be waived off the daily tourist tariff of US$ 250, a night. Bhutan is offering the special tourism package to Japan to mark the 30 years of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

The rest of the charges will depend on what kind of services the tourists would prefer while in the county, Chief Tourism Officer, Kinley Wangdi said. “Bhutan Airlines, Drukair, and hotels will be offering discount from their side. Airlines are going up to 50 percent discount and similarly hotels are also extending up to 50 percent discount.”


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