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Bhutan Makes Top Three In Tourist Destinations

Really not a bad start to the year for the country and especially the tourism sector, given that Bhutan has only been selected as one of the three finalists in the “Destination Stewardship.” The Destination Stewardship Award goes to a destination which successfully demonstrates a program of sustainable tourism, while incorporating social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits. The award is categorized for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and it is hosted by the World Travel and ...

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Tibet opens its first five-star hotel

Tourists visiting Tibet are probably considered to be hardier than most.But now, the Chinese Government has decided a little luxury is in order and has opened the doors of the country's first five-star hotel - at 12,000 feet above sea level. The design of the St Regis Lhasa is inspired by a nearby and still active monastery and is the highest altitude hotel in the world. It is so high in fact each room is fitted with a tank of oxygen just in case guests feel they need a few extra breaths, ...

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Potala Palace is listed as a highest-level scenic spot

As the world’s largest and most intact ancient castle-style complex located on the highest altitude, the Potala Palace is list as a National 5A Scenic Spot, the highest level scenic spot in China.With grand stele commemorating the architectural achievements of ancient Tibetans, the Potala Palace is truly a cultural treasure on the Tibetan Plateau. In December 1994, the Potala Palace was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. In 2001, the Potala Palace was rated as a National 4A Scenic S...

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Tourist Arrival Growth in 2012

Tourist arrivals to Nepal via air in the month of March recorded a healthy rise of 37.2 percent compared to arrival figures of the same period last year. According to Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport, a total of 63,799 foreign tourists visited the country during the month. All regions posted positive growth in the third month of 2012. Arrivals from South Asian region recorded overall positive growth of 61.4 percent in March, 2012. India – the leading tourist generating marke...