Articles tagged “bhutan”

Tourism

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

With the impacts of climate change already upon us, the tourism sector will soon be forced to take aggressive actions to curb its carbon emissions. Because inaction is increasingly not an option.

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

Tourism

Shangri-La Lost and Found: Can Bhutan Find Its Way Back to Tourism Paradise Again?

Bhutan’s high tourist fee was one key reason the country managed to avoid the pitfalls of mass tourism until recently. It’s high time that the sustainable tourism development fee is uniformly levied for all tourists, regardless of their origins.

Shangri-La Lost and Found: Can Bhutan Find Its Way Back to Tourism Paradise Again?

Tourism

Bhutan’s First Vineyards Inspire New Himalayan Luxury Tours

One entrepreneur is turning some of Bhutan's famous Himalayan slopes into lush vineyards. We can already hear luxury travelers clinking their wine glasses to toast the promising news.

Bhutan’s First Vineyards Inspire New Himalayan Luxury Tours

Rental Cars

Nissan Targets World’s Tiniest Countries in Electric Car Push

The countries were targeted for their environmentally friendly mindset and relatively short car trips, but price still matters more than the green benefits to most consumers around the world.

Nissan Targets World’s Tiniest Countries in Electric Car Push

Airlines

Bhutan Gets a Second Airline with Launch of Bhutan Airlines

Bhutan's known for its happy people, which may have a direct relationship to how happy people are about fighting over checked bag fees and boarding passes at the airport.

Media and PR

Bhutan travel doc is the highest funded Kickstarter film project

Is this the way travel documentary funding will go in the future? Highly doubt more than a few quality-with-top-backers projects will ever get fully funded, travel bloggers should keep their hopes in check.

Tourism

Tourism in Eastern India gets a boost from Bhutan’s recent tourism push

The only way to travel through Bhutan is on a tour, which is benefiting Eastern Indian tour companies who are expanding their itineraries to attract the influx of tourists looking for the "last Shangri-La."

Tourism in Eastern India gets a boost from Bhutan’s recent tourism push

Tourism

World’s biggest blackout halts transportation in India for a second day

Although the power blackout has halted over 300 trains and clogged city traffic, New Delhi's airport continues to run on back-up energy supplies and borrowed energy from their neighbors in Bhutan.

Tourism

Costa Rica’s “Happiest Country” push surely isn’t making Bhutan happy

It's refreshing that two countries are arguing over who's happier as opposed to, say, who has the loosest slots or is more welcoming to underage drinking.