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National President of Skal meets with Thailand Director of Bhutan's Tourism Council

Skal Thailand and Bhutan National President of Skal meets with Thailand Director of Bhutan's Tourism Council

BANGKOK, Thailand - Seen recently in Bangkok were Karma Lotey, President of the Association of Bhutan Tour Operators (ABTO) and CEO of Yangphel Travel, visiting friend Andrew Wood, National ...

Bhutan’s amazing iron chain bridges

14th century bridges stand the test of time Bhutan’s amazing iron chain bridges

By Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464) was a great Buddhist, a yogi, physician, blacksmith, architect, and a pioneering civil engineer.

Zhiwa Ling Bhutan's finest homegrown hotel

a temple within a hotel Zhiwa Ling Bhutan's finest homegrown hotel

By Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

BHUTAN - The 45-room Zhiwa Ling hotel in Bhutan combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st century technology.

Bhutan's famous landmarks are an absolute must-see for all visitors

Temple of the Divine Mad Monk and Punakha Dzong Bhutan's famous landmarks are an absolute must-see for all visitors

By Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

Our first stop after leaving the capital Thimphu, on the journey east, is Dochu La Pass at 10,500 feet or approx 3,000 meters.

Bhutan: a world apart

Breathtaking Tiger’s Nest Monastery Bhutan: a world apart

By Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

The Tiger’s Nest is named after the mythical beast that carried the Guru Rinpoche, who brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan, to the mountaintop caves.

Bhutan feels pressure to let more foreign visitors in

“High-end, low-volume” tourism policy under pressure in Bhutan Bhutan feels pressure to let more foreign visitors in

Saffron-robed monks wander the streets of Thimphu, where elaborately painted buildings feature lucky symbols such as tigers and phalluses, all under the gaze of a huge gold Buddha atop a mountain ...

Debate on “High-value, Low-impact Tourism” takes place at PATA event in Bhutan

Sustainable tourism redefines global industry Debate on “High-value, Low-impact Tourism” takes place at PATA event in Bhutan

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has opened its three-day Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM) in Bhutan, one of the world's ...

The year for royal weddings

Romance in Bhutan The year for royal weddings

By eTN Staff Writer

One of this year's series of glamorous royal weddings took place on October 13 in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan when the fifth Dragon King, 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, ...

Earthquake update from Tourism Council of Bhutan

No tourists harmed Earthquake update from Tourism Council of Bhutan

THIMPHU, Bhutan – A powerful earthquake hit Sikkim on September 18, 2011 and fairly powerful tremors were also experienced in Bhutan at around 1840 hours.

eTN received no reports of  tourists harmed in latest Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim earthquake

15 tourists rescued after massive earthquake by Indo-Tibetan Border Police eTN received no reports of tourists harmed in latest Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim earthquake

ETN reporters from Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim, India had no reports of tourists harmed by the earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that shook eastern parts of Nepal including Kathmandu ...

3rd Annual PATA Adventure Travel Mart to be held in Bhutan

Kingdom's first travel trade event 3rd Annual PATA Adventure Travel Mart to be held in Bhutan

BANGKOK, Thailand - The 3rd PATA Annual Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart will take place in Paro, Bhutan, February 3-7, 2012.

Bhutan Bragging Rights

One of the last frontiers that presents its culture with pride and dignity. Bhutan Bragging Rights

By Sandy Dhuyvetter, TravelTalkRADIO

Welcoming guests to Bhutan is still a new experience for the people of Bhutan who are called Drukpas.

UNWTO expresses support for high-value, low-impact tourism development in Bhutan

Focus On Sustainability And Quality UNWTO expresses support for high-value, low-impact tourism development in Bhutan

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his support for the long-term tourism policy of Bhutan, with its focus on sustainability and quality, on an official visit to the country where ...

Tourism news: Bhutan looks to triple its annual tourist numbers

The last Shangri-La Tourism news: Bhutan looks to triple its annual tourist numbers

Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, is aiming to increase its annual number of tourists by 300%.

Bhutan tourism hopes for a boost from SAARS summit

16th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Bhutan tourism hopes for a boost from SAARS summit

Bhutan hopes the upcoming 16th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) here will help revive the country's jaded tourism industry.

Bhutan increases tourism tariff for foreign tourists

Bhutan Bhutan increases tourism tariff for foreign tourists

THIMPHU - Foreign tourists visiting picturesque Bhutan will have to shell out extra money from the next year, as the country will increase daily tariff for tourists entering the country by $50. ...

Sentences handed down in tourist theft case

Bhutan Sentences handed down in tourist theft case

Thimphu district court sentenced three men and a woman yesterday to prison terms ranging from 3 to 9 years in connection with the robbery of an American tour group in October last year.

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