All posts tagged "Tourism Council of Bhutan"

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    2015 Declared as ‘Visit Bhutan Year’

    The Kingdom of Bhutan has declared 2015 as ‘Visit Bhutan Year’ to celebrate the fourth Bhutanese King’s 60th birthday in November. Bhutan’s fourth King, H. M. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, is accredited with initiating the concept of Gross National Happiness and introducing tourism to his country during his coronation in 1974.   To...

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    Bhutan Introduces Biometric Screening

    Travel agents should advise all clients visiting Bhutan that the Department of Immigration has announced that a Biometric System is being rolled out nationwide for implementation. All foreigners visiting the country, except diplomatic and official passport holders, are now required to enroll fingerprints and take facial image at the respective point of...

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    Bhutan Launches New Website

    The Tourism Council of Bhutan has launched a new website, offering travel information and advice to all visitors to the country. The website includes an interactive map, which breaks the country down into Eastern, Central and Western regions, providing information and locations of all available trekking routes, Dzongs, monasteries, hotels and attractions...