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NO ROAD PERMIT RESTRICTIONS TO TRAVEL ACROSS BHUTAN

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1. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 6y

Bhutan is opening up the country in a big way to international tourism.

1. It is introducing the online credit card system to be functional by April 2010.

2. Tourists will also soon face no road permit restrictions to travel across Bhutan, except
for a few monuments and areas drawn up as a negative list by the home ministry.

3. Visa processes are also expected to be online by March 2010 as compared to the
manual processing done by home ministry right now.

For full report, go to this link

http://www.namnewsnetwork.org/v2/read.php?id=109448

dana

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 6y

Will tourists still have to pay a certain amount ($200 I think) for each day they spend in the country? This is prohibitively expensive for a lot of people, and reducing or removing this would surely help increase the amount of tourists entering the country, if this is what the Bhutan government are hoping for.

3. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 6y

Recently the government indicated that the decision to do away with the US $ 200 per day package may soon come into effect. People with concerns and experience have both spoken for and against the decision..

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 6y

Quoting danalasta

Recently the government indicated that the decision to do away with the US $ 200 per day package may soon come into effect. People with concerns and experience have both spoken for and against the decision..

I am both..or neutral lol.
For: easy and relatively cheap travelling
Against: it's good to have some more difficult and expensive countries in this world, to prevent mass tourism, things looking the same everywhere and a few more reasons