With no business deals made to send in tourists to Bhutan, all 17 tour operators returned home disappointed from the US after participating in a mini road show last month.
Guides Association of Bhutan (GAB) announcement: On behalf of the President, Executive Board Members and General Members, the secretariat office of GAB would like to inform that Educational Workshop has been successfully completed. Guides who have attended were able to enrich their knowledge on the system of the Government. The entire workshop was full of interaction with the resouce persons and guides. For your information following resource persons have grace the program.
As proposed by the Guides Association of Bhutan (GAB), Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will be carrying out the workshop and training for tour guide:
More than 10 groups of tourists have visited Merak and Sakteng after it was opened to tourists in September this year. But the community has not been able to benefit anything because tour operators have breached the agreement to hire the services of the community like porter and pony, and local guides and chefs.
The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) would like to cordially invite all tour operators for the World Tourism Day on 27th September (Monday) at the Clock Tower Square on Thimphu. Together with our partner associations, we will be commemorating the event by showcasing various tourism services provided by our members.