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Last updated: April 24, 2024

Tourism systems

Tax Exemption and Monitoring (IDEC) System

Guide Management System (GMS)

Domestic Tourist Registration System

Monument site and Hotel management system

Certified homestays

Certified Tour Operators

Certified tour guides

Certified hotels in Bhutan

Festival Dates

Official Announcements

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Helpful Resources

Policy and legislation

Act

Tourism Levy Act of Bhutan 2022

Rules and regulations

Tourism rules and regulations of Bhutan 2022

Guidelines

Guidelines for establishment of Homestay

Guidelines of Tented Accommodations

Procedure for Assessment and Registration of Tourist Standard Restaurants

Procedures for Assessment and Classification of Tourist Standard Hotels

Guidelines for Hotel Drawing

Checklist to become a Tour Guide

Guideline for Tourism Product Development

Operation and Monitoring Commercial Rafting 2019

Guideline for Development of Roadside Amenities

Guideline for Domestic Tourism 2020

Checklist for construction drawings of tourist standard tented accommodation

Guideline for operations of Druk Neykor

Guidelines for Tours/Treks for Expatriates and their Dependents based in Bhutan 2021

SOPs

SOP for Management of Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) waiver for upto 24 hours for tourists visiting the border towns of Samtse, Phuentsholing, Gelephu and SamdrupJongkhar

SOP for dealing with the death of tourist

Notifications

Notification on historic monument entry fees

Notification on the preferential sustainable development fee

Notification regarding drones

Contact Details

Contact details of Gups

Contact details of Dzongdas, Thrompons,Planning Officers and Cultural Officers

Reports and publications

Annual Reports

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2014

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2015

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2016

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2017

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2018

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2019

Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2020

TCB Annual Report 2020 - 2021

Other Reports and Publications

RESTROOM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT REPORT

Culture Tour Guide Curriculum

Tourism Survey and Research Report 2019

Tourism Survey and Research Report 2020/21

Domestic and Outbound Tourism Survey (2019)

Post COVID-19 Travel behaviour study (2021)

Tourism Establishment Census of Bhutan (2021)

Assessment of Tourism Carrying Capacity (2021)

Bhutan Tourism Satellite Account

Feasibility Study to Promote Birding Tourism in Samdrup Jongkhar

Disaster Management and Contingency Plan for the Tourism Sector

Forms and applications

Accommodations

Application Form for Technical Clearance

Application Form for Registration of Homestays

Home-Stay Training Form

Application procedures and forms for the registration of tented accommodation

Evaluation form for assessment of Hotel (3 Star and Above)

Tour Guides

Tour Guide License Renewal Form

New Guide Registration Form

Tour Operators

Tour Operator Registration Form (FC Account)

New Tour Operator License Clearance Form

Tour Operator Proprietor Card Availing Form

Restaurants

Procedure and assessment form for Tourist Standard Hotels

Procedure and Checklist for Tourist Standard Restaurant

Application Form for Technical Clearance

MICE, FAM and PRESS TRIP APPLICATIONS

FAM trip SOP

PRESS trip SOP

SOP to process FAM visa for Tour Operators

MICE SDF waiver instructions and SOP

Service delivery standard

Accommodations

Issue Recommendation for Import License for Import of Hotel Equipment For Hotels

Issue Recommendation for Work Permits for Foreign Workers in Accommodation Sector

Verification and Endorsement of Import Duty Exemption Certificate (IDEC) for Import of Hotel Equipment & Trekking Equipment

Tour Guides

Issuance and Renewal of Tour Guide

Tour Operators

Issue Recommendation for Tour Operator License

Issue Recommendation for Import License for Import of Trekking Equipment's for Tour Operators

Verification and Endorsement of Import Duty Exemption Certificate (IDEC) for Import of Hotel Equipment & Trekking Equipment

Others

Issue Recommendation for Import License for Import of Tourist Vehicle for Tour Operators

Verification and Endorsement of Import Duty Exemption Certificate (IDEC) for Import of Tourist Vehicle for Tour Operators

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