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Tourism Council of Bhutan

Bhutan appoints USA tourism representative

eTN Staff Writer  Jul 13, 2011

(eTN) - Happiness is a place. And for travelers, that place could very well be Bhutan. Nearly three-fourths of Bhutan is under forest cover, with a pristine ecology that is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna. It is a trekker’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream, yet not many know much about it, especially as a travel destination. The Bhutan Council of Tourism is working to change this and is pleased to announce the opening of a representation office in the United States of America.

Kessang Wangdi, the Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, said: “Bhutan has been voted one of the world's top travel destinations and has managed to remain a niche destination. I am honored to present and introduce Bhutan as a place on Earth that even the most seasoned travelers from the USA consider a privilege to visit.”

Bhutan is known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Legend has it that when the great Tibetan saint Tshampa Gyarey Yeshey Dorji (AD 1161-1211) was consecrating a new monastery in Tibet, he heard thunder, which he believed to be the voice of a dragon loudly proclaiming the great truths of the Buddhist teachings. The land of Bhutan is spiritual, being the last bastion of the Vajrayana School of Mahayana Buddhism. Those fortunate enough to visit Bhutan, describe it as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience. The country is a unique blend of the old and the new. It is a country that is slowly opening up to the ways of the modern world while maintaining a delicate balance with its ancient traditions.

“I am delighted to appoint eTurboPR, owned by the global travel news publication, eTurboNews.With this appointment, we extend a special effort to welcome and invite travelers from the United States to visit our unique country,” Kessang Wangdi added.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, President of the eTurboNews Group said: “Our team of communications specialists is uniquely capable of producing strategically-intelligent plans for the US marketplace. We're excited to add Bhutan to our portfolio of destination representation in the US. Bhutan is a special place. It's a model for responsible tourism - and one of the few jewels left for travelers to discover.”

The representation office of the Tourism Council of Bhutan encourages travel trade professionals and media to contact them by email at or by phone at 1-888-926-9980 or 1-347-410-9600.

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