Policy / Regulations

Update on Meeting with Hon’ble Lyonpo, MoAF

Update on Meeting with Hon’ble Lyonpo, MoAF

The Association would like to inform and update that on 2nd December 2016 the ABTO Board Directors had a bilateral meeting with Hon’ble Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). Such bilateral meetings are part of series of meetings planned with relevant agencies such as Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Economic […]


Draft Regulations on Drones

Owing to growing interest and increasing request for permission to use Drones in the country for different purposes, MoIC has received government instructions to develop Regulations to govern their operation. Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority has come out with the Draft Regulations and they are seeking your feedback to make the regulations better, user-friendly and safe […]


Visa copy for Tashichho Dzong

Visa copy (Tariff paying tourists) for entrance to Tashichho Dzong As you are aware that w.e.f. 1st September 2016, entrance fee of Nu. 300.00 per tourist for visitation to Tashichho Dzong will be introduced. Although entrance fee is not applicable to tariff paying tourists, you are required to show copy of tourist visa at the entrance […]


Tashichho Dzong Entrance Fee

Please find here circular from Dratshang Lhentshog on introduction of entrance fee for visiting Tashhichho Dzong w.e.f. 1st September 2016. The fee is applicable to tourists and foreign visitors but is not applicable to tariff paying tourists. 


Think Tank Report

As informed during the 16th Annual General Meeting held on 6th July 2016, we are pleased to share the finalised THINK TANK REPORT for your kind reference.


Road Closure Timing of Simtokha – Wangdue National Highway

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Elected Board of Directors

This is to kindly inform that during the 14th Annual General Meeting which was held today (5th June 2014) at RITH total of 103 tour operators with a total participant of 105 attended (partners). As per the agenda of the AGM election of the new Board of Directors was held and the 103 tour operators […]


Pedestrian Day on 5th June

Kindly be informed that as decided by the present Government in 2013, only World Environment Day on 5th June will be declared as Pedestrian Day. This is for your kind information.  


Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2013

Please click on the link below for the Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2013 published by TCBS for your kind information and reference. Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2013  


Agenda for the 14th AGM & Annual Report 2013

Please click on the links below for  the Agenda for the 14th Annual General Meeting scheduled on 5th June 2014 at Royal Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (RITH), Motithang from 9.30 AM onwards till Lunch time.  5th June being Environment Day will be declared as Pedestrian Day, however since our 14th AGM venue being out of core town area will not be affected in terms of vehicle movement. […]