Bhutan News

Dusit moves into Bhutan with two new properties

Dusit moves into Bhutan with two new properties

28th Jul 2015 Hotel News Tourism News

Known by many as one of the “happiest countries in the world,” leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International has announced its expansion to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The company will bring its contemporary dusitD2 brand to the Kingdom’s capital city of Thimphu, as well as to scenic Punakha. The first of these projects, the dusitD2 Thimphu, will launch in 2017.

Bhutan on track for record tourism year

Bhutan on track for record tourism year

The Tourism Council of Bhutan has announced an increase in visitor numbers to the country between January and September 2014, which compared to the same period last year. Visitor numbers rose to 88,138 from 75,771 people, becoming one of the most successful tourism years for the Himalayan Kingdom.

New airline enters Bhutan aviation market

New airline enters Bhutan aviation market

18th Sep 2013 Airline News Tourism News

Tashi Air, operating as Bhutan Airlines, Bhutan’s first privately owned airline has announced the launch of a new daily international route between Paro and Bangkok, allowing visitors a second choice of airline when visiting the mountain kingdom. The inaugural flight to the Land of the Thunder Dragon will take place on October 10th 2013 from Bangkok where the airline’s Airbus 320 is based.

Tourism Council of Bhutan launches new website

Tourism Council of 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 in each.

Bhutan boosting presence in UK outbound tourism market

Bhutan boosting presence in UK outbound tourism market

Latest yearly tourism figures for Bhutan show a significant increase in the number of UK visitors to the country in 2011 compared to 2010. A total of 37,481 international visitors entered Bhutan in 2011 representing a 38 per cent increase from the 27,196 in 2010. Of those 2,795 were British compared to 772 from the previous year – an increase of 1,023.