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Govt. to address undercutting in tourism sector

The cancerous issue of undercutting, understood to be spreading rapidly among tour operators, would be treated once the government unleashes its plan to boost the industry, Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji said. The foreign minister, who is also the new chairperson of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, said solutions to the …

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Work begins to draft flagship programme for tourism

The flagship programme for tourism is yet to be approved since there are no details planned for the flagship nor the plans listed, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said at meet the press yesterday. “We’re still in the planning stage and Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is already working on …

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Govt. to discuss if tourism policy is needed

A tourism development board with 13 members has been established to enhance the tourism sector. Establishing the board was one of the government’s pledges to be implemented in 120 days. The government has also pledged that it would initiate implementation of the recommendations of the Bhutan Tourism Review 2016. The …

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Loan repayment deferred for youth in Japan

Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering

The government yesterday signed an executive order, providing a grace period to Bhutanese youth under the learn and earn programme in Japan, before they start paying back the loans. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, at the third meet the press yesterday said: “We have just passed an executive order deferring repayment of the loans. Until they get formally employed, they need not worry about the loan.”

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