The Kingdom of Bhutan officially reopens to international travelers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic today, September 22, unveiling a new tourism strategy focusing on sustainable development, infrastructure upgrades and more.Continue reading
All is set for one of the world’s toughest races, the Snowman Race, to begin tomorrow. The high-altitude ultra-marathon will flag off at 6 AM from the Dzong parking in Gasa. Almost 30 athletes including 20 foreigners will be competing in the race. They will be covering more than 200 kilometres, a journey which normally takes around three weeks, in just five days.
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan reopens to tourism on Friday after two and a half years of border closures, but 35-year-old tour guide and driver Pema Wangyal doesn’t have any jobs lined up just yet. Nor is he expecting to for at least a few weeks.
Redefining Bhutan’s tourism has begun with new branding. Happiness was a place. Now it is about believing what Bhutan truly is. The last Shangri-La? Bhutan was never the last Shangri-La. Bhutan is beyond ideas and concepts.
On a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I found myself sitting across from a man named Karma Ura, spilling my guts.
Rinpoche, in the newly revised FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) policy by the government the Bhutanese film industry was clubbed together with the media sector and listed in the negative category. The members of the industry have expressed their dissatisfaction
Pretend that you reign over the Land of the Thunder Dragon, a happy little nation high in the highest mountains, cut off from the wars and worries of the modern world.
Given the increasing arrivals, the industry feel there is a need to have a policy in place Tourism: The drastic increase in the arrival of regional tourists over the years has pushed tourism stakeholders to call for a policy to govern regional tourists. Tourism stakeholders raised the issue with the government recently expressing the need for a proper strategy on management and maximising benefits of regional tourists.
Buddhism and development are two concepts that can go together in the process of civilization. In fact, Buddhism accelerates the process of economic development, social progress, and cultural advancement if taken in the right spirit as propagated by the Lord Buddha.