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Update on Paro Airport Parking

Update on Paro Airport Parking

This is to kindly inform that the Board of Directors of ABTO has met with the Director of the Department of Air Transport, Paro on 14th March 2017. As such the Association would like to update as follows: – Departure Terminal There will be no charges at the drop zone at Departure terminal. For Buses upto 5 minutes […]

 

In-country Training Program

ABTO would like to inform that the Department of Cottage and Small Industry is conducting a 10 days training (including Saturdays) on cost accounting, basic accounting & book keeping and marketing management starting 10th April till 18th May 2017 in batch wise at Royal Institute of Management (RIM), Thimphu as follows: Training Schedule: – 10th […]

 

Update on e-Visa for tourists routing through India

The Government of India has decided to further liberalise and simplify the existing e-Tourists Visa scheme w.e.f. 1st April 2017. Please find here the details.  This is for your kind information and reference for those who have tourists routing through India.

 

Notification on INR Bank Notes

Kindly be informed that Indian Rupee bank notes of denomination 500 and above will not be allowed to be used in Bhutan with immediate effect until further notice. In the case of tourists visiting Bhutan the bank notes shall be retained on entry to be returned upon exit. Please find here the notification from RMA to DRC.

 
Austrian Scholarship for Hospitality and Tourism Management

Austrian Scholarship for Hospitality and Tourism Management

The full scholarship for diploma Courses in Hospitality Management and Tourism Management will be held in ITH, Klessheim, Austria. The said courses will be conducted from 1st October 2017. In this regard, interested candidate may kindly submit application through Department of Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources latest by 24th March 2017. Kindly […]

 
Punakha Tshechu Programme Booklet For Sale

Punakha Tshechu Programme Booklet For Sale

This is to kindly inform that Punakha Tshechu programme booket is available@Nu. 50/booklet to meet the publication cost. Interested tour operator may kindly collect from ABTO office or contact Mr. Tek Bahadur Khatiwara at 17621385 for information at anytime.

 

Trongsa, TA Dzong Opening Dates

The Royal Heritage Museum, Trongsa, would like to inform that The Royal Heritage Museum, the Tower of Trongsa, would be opening museum on Saturdays starting from (March to May) corresponding to tourist peak seasons in our country. It has been decided to start from 12th March 2017 as first Saturday coincides with last day of annual […]

 
Notification on Entry Fee for Taktsang

Notification on Entry Fee for Taktsang

Please find notification from Dratshang Lhentshog with regard to the introduction of entry fee for non Bhutanese visitors/ non tariff tourists for visiting Taktsang, Paro effective from 1st March 2017. This is for your kind information.

 

Chhukha Tshechu Dates

This is to kindly inform that the Chhukha Tshechu festival date for 2017 is from 28th-30th October 2017 and that of 2018 is from 17th-19th October 2018. Please find updated festival dates for 2017 and 2018 your kind reference.

 

National Museum Closure

As per the National Museum of Bhutan letter dated 24th January 2017, the National Museum, Paro will remain closed on 28th and 29th January 2017 on the occasion of traditional day of offering and Annual Maintenance of back up generator/power supply in the museum respectively. Hence, concerned tour operators are requested to make an alternate […]