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Punakha Festival Dates 2019

This is to inform that tentative festival dates for Punakha Drubchen is from 12-14 Feb, followed by Tshechu i.e. 15-17 February 2019. Kindly find Revised Tentative Festival Dates 2019 for reference.


Eastern Bhutan Accommodation List

As you may be well aware that due to limited number of TCB classified hotels in the eastern Bhutan, tour operators are having difficulty to promote eastern Bhutan and reap SDF waiver benefit. In this regard, ABTO requested TCB to consider some of the unclassified hotels, which have basic facilities and were used by tour operators in […]


Views on trekking Issues

This is to kindly inform that the gups of Thimphu Dzongkhag had raised trekking related following concerns during the recent Thimphu Dzongkhag Tshogdu held on 21st March 2017. 1. Ensuring trekking group to camp at designated campsites 2. Proposal seeking tourists to use porter and any of the respective village while traveling through that village. […]


2 Day workshop of GNH Values and Principles

This is to kindly inform that 15 tour operators had participated awareness meeting by YDF on 6th March 2018 at Nazhoen Pelri/YDF from 10:00  A.M to 12:30 P.M . As an outcome, the Institute of Well-being would offer a 2 Day workshop of GNH Values and Principles on the 15th and 16th of March, ie. Thursday and […]


Postal Ballot Registration

This is the final reminder to those tour operators who haven’t submitted the duly filled up postal ballot registration form to ABTO for voting the upcoming NC election, please do so latest by 6th March 2018on or before 1:00 P.M. For more information or clarification, kindly contact at 17621385/1760992.


Awareness Meeting at YDF

This is to remind to those interested tour operators who haven’t confirmed your participation for the  awareness meeting by YDF on 6th March 2018 at Nazhoen Pelri/YDF from 10:00  A.M to 12:30 P.M  for possible collaboration between interested tour operators and YDF for promoting unique eco-tourism products and services as part of MY GAKID VILLAGE initiative, kindly attend the said meeting directly as […]


Provident Fund (PF) Scheme

This is to kind inform that the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) has issued a notification with regard to initiating implementation of PF Scheme for the employees in the private sector latest by 31st May 2018. The MoLHR will start monitoring the implementation of said scheme from June 2018 and the employers who fail to implement […]


Collaboration with YDF

This is to inform that as part of MY GAKID VILLAGE initiative, various tourism related products and services are being developed by YDF through engaging local communities in particular rural youth for sustainable management and operation. Unique spiritual, wellbeing and meditation programs and facilities are being put in place in the wellbeing institutes i.e Chimi […]


Notification from National Museum of Bhutan

This is to kindly inform that National Museum of Bhutan, Paro will follow summer timing effective from 1st March until October 2018. During this period, the ticket counter and Museum will close at 4:30 P.Mand at 5:00 P.M respectively. Please note the timing for visiting Museum. Also, kindly be informed that the Royal Heritage Museum (Watch Tower), Trongsa […]