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Bhutan’s new tourism policy should have India’s understanding and support

On similar grounds of environment pollution inter alia, Bhutan has not yet concurred with the proposed BBIN (Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal) Motor Vehicles Agreement, not wanting additional vehicular pollution, writes Amb Sarvajit Chakravarty (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Bhutan to re-open for tourists from September; concerns over policy changes

“COVID-19 has allowed us to reset – to rethink how the sector can be best structured and operated… while keeping carbon footprints low,” Foreign Ministry Tandi Dorji, also the chairman of the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), was quoted as saying by Kuensel.

Arunachal: India's 'Land of Rising Sun' that borders three countries

Tawang on the western part of the border has some of the most spectacular sights in the state -- the Sela Lake accessed by hair-raising, winding roads; the surreal Sengaster Lake, made famous by the shooting of Bollywood film 'Koyla', and the Jang Falls -- plunging 100 metres

Nepal’s tourism industry almost matches the pre-pandemic level, recording highest visitors in March

In 2020, just weeks before the pandemic, the government had launched the ambitious target of 2 million tourists. The plan was doomed as international travel came to a halt

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Maldives’ tourist inflow up - despite drop in Russian travelers

After the pandemic shock, tourists from India and Russia had played a significant role in the recovery of Maldives tourism, a sector that contributes almost 70 percent of the total government revenue


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