Request from Bhutan Kidney Foundation

Request from Bhutan Kidney Foundation

Bhutan Kidney Foundation (BKF) would like to request all interested tour operators for support and also to extend invitation to receive their two volunteers who is currently walking from Samdrup Jongkhar to Thimphu to raise awareness on Kidney related diseases. They are expected to arrive inboxed Thimphu on 4th July 2017 at Clock Tower. For more information please find here […]


Tour Leaders information

The Association would like to compile the list of independent tour leaders who has been leading tour groups to Bhutan. This exercise is being carried out in-order to assess how best they can be incentivized and accordingly submit proposal thereof. Therefore, we would like to request if you could kindly provide his/her Name, Nationality and Number of visits till date for compilation. For more […]


Request from Gasa Dzongkhag

This is to kindly inform that the Gasa Dzongkhag Administration will organize Menlam Tshenmo in Gasa starting from 6th May 2017 for the well-being of sentient beings. In this regard, Dzongkhag Administration would like to request for voluntary contribution from Travel Agents towards supporting the initiatives. The contributors will be acknowledged through media and also […]


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.

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.


Submission of List of Campsites and Birding Sites

This is in continuation to our email dated 8th December 2016 with regard to compilation of list of campsites including alternative camping grounds and list of Birding Sites for submission to Hon’ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests for protection and future tourism product development.  In this regard, we would like to inform that only one […]


Update on Refund for tourist affected by road block

This is to update on the possible refund on royalty and no-show/ date change charges from the airlines. Few tour operators have submitted their list to ABTO, which the Association has compiled for submission to TCB and the Airlines with a request for facilitation. Kindly be informed that it would be the prerogative of the respective agencies […]


Awareness on Handling Emergency and Rescue

This is to kindly inform that as part of Safety in tourism , with financial support from Austrian Development Cooperation, Thimphu a day long awareness program on Handling Emergency and Rescue will be conducted in Thimphu and Paro on 4th or 5th November 2016. Therefore, we would like to request if interested tour operators or your staff (manager, […]


Tourists affected by Road Blocks

The Association is aware that many clients of our tour operators has been affected by the recent road blocks especially at Trongsa. We are grateful to Department of Roads for trying their best to clear the road(s) and TCB for facilitating extension of visas/ permits with waiver of royalty for the days affected. As a case of force ma-jeure, […]


Acceptance of JCB Debit and Credit cards in Bhutan/ INR Prepaid Card

Acceptance of JCB Debit and Credit cards This is to kindly inform that today (26th September 2016) Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has launched Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) cards making it the first bank inn the country to accept cards (Debit and Credit) issued by Japan Credit Bureau International Company. With this launch, any BoB’s Point of […]