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Tourist arrivals increase by more than 50 percent in 2011

posted Nov 20, 2012, 4:40 AM by Bhutan Jurmii
Last  year  a  total  of  64,028 high-end  tourists  visited  Bhutan. The figure includes 16,418 regional  high  ends  and  1,728 regional tourists who came by land  but  stayed  in  more  than three star hotels.
 
Officials said this is the highest recorded number of visitor arrivals  in  the  country  with  a growth  of  56.65  percent  from 2010.Bhutan also saw 36,805 re-gional tourists who entered the country  by  land  and  had  did not stay in three star hotels and above.
 
High-end tourists are those who  come  by  air  and  pay  a minimum daily tariff of USD 250 during peak season and USD 200 during off-season.
 
The  daily  tariff  was  raised from USD 165 during off-season to  USD  200  a  day  and  from USD 200 during peak season to USD 250. The peak seasons are March, April, May, September, October and November.
 
The  daily  tariff  was  raised from USD 165 during off-season to  USD  200  a  day  and  from USD 200 during peak season to USD 250. The peak seasons are March, April, May, September, October and November.America, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Germany, Thailand, Australia,  France,  Singapore and the least from Canada. The most  visited  places  are  Thim-phu, Paro, Dochula, Punakha, temples, dzongs and trekkings.
 
The council’s target for this year is to bring in 100,000 high-end tourists. 
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