The earthquake caused damages to some monasteries, houses, and triggered minor roadblocks in some parts of Bhutan. However, the response to the disaster has been fast and roads were cleared for normal traffic. The Ministry of Home and Culture Affairs has assured that the situation is under control and there is no need to panic.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan would like to request all tour operators and other tourism stakeholders to properly assess the situation and accordingly pass on the correct information to their counterparts and clients abroad. The Council would also like to urge all tour operators to contact the Department of Disaster Management should more information be required. The Department can be contacted at +975 2 334944.
The Tourism Council would like to assert that Bhutan continues to be a safe destination with the promise of a memorable experience.
Also in Bhutan today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Thimphu.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Thimphu.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.