The Royal Government of Bhutan is pleased to announce additional incentives and policy measures to boost the tourism sector. This is in view of the important role of the tourism sector in generating employment; earning foreign exchange; realizing the potential for spillover benefits for ancillary industries; and in boosting overall economic growth.
The incentives and measures shall consist of the following:
1. All guests visiting Bhutan,Guests will pay a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of USD 100 per night per person.SDF is to promote sustainable and responsible tourism under the overall principle of “High Value, Low Volume” tourism in Bhutan.
2. In addition, fifty percent discount on the SDF shall be granted on the rates applied to children aged between 6 to 12 years for US Dollar paying children visiting as tourists.
3. The 24 hours SDF waiver for tourists staying in the border towns shall continue.
4. Guests also have to pay for airfare, accommodation, transportation, meals, guide services, and many more while guests are in the country.