In commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, on November 11 in Thimphu, a website and calendar of events of the ‘Visit Bhutan 2015’ year was launched by the Prime Minister.
‘Visit Bhutan 2015’ will be accompanied by the tagline ‘celebrate happiness’. Many exciting events and activities have been planned to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary.
The main categories of the website will be tourism in Bhutan, plan your trip, events calendar, experiences, attractions, special offers, and include special highlights, events and activities as part of the 60th Birth Anniversary celebrations.
The calendar of events brochure will contain information on events taking place in various parts of the country during different months in 2015, with brief write ups of the event, photos, venue, dates and contact information. The brochure will be updated as and when new events are added.
The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will update the website to ensure that all activities that are related to tourism are updated. He said that ‘Visit Bhutan 2015’ will also be an effort towards promoting domestic tourism.
The website will provide information on tourism in Bhutan that can be used by international tourists and travel agents, and it can also be used by regional tourists that do not have to come in the country as package group of tourists.
The Media and Information Officer, TCB, Damcho Rinzin said TCB hopes the ‘Visit Bhutan 2015’ will gain momentum internationally and that many people around the globe will travel to Bhutan and celebrate happiness next year.
Tourism in Bhutan was introduced in 1974 during the coronation of His Majesty the Fourth King. Therefore, ‘Visit Bhutan 2015’ is dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth King. As envisioned by His Majesty, Bhutan pursues a cautious tourism policy that has helped Bhutan become one of the top tourism destinations in the world.