Bhutan is the perfect destination for luxury travel

Email

The definition of 'luxury travel' has changed because of COVID-19.

It's been almost 16 months since Bhutan has closed its borders for tourism. The pandemic has certainly changed the way people travel and redefined tourism. 

According to Amex Trendex survey research conducted in January 2021, the perception of "luxury travel" has shifted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, luxury travellers would associate luxury travel with in-person, hands-on customer service but in today's environment, personalised experiences (82%), cleanliness (81%) and privacy (79%) are the most sought after luxury amenities. Private villas and remote destinations are gaining popularity. 

Moving forward, the tourism industry will prioritise quality over quantity, as well as private and exclusive travel experiences.

This makes Bhutan the perfect destination for luxury travel. 

Why?

1) High Value, Low Volume Tourism Policy

Even during the pre-pandemic, Bhutan has always maintained a strict tourism policy, navigating tourism with caution. In order to protect their pristine environment, the government implements a fixed daily tariff for all international travellers. Tourists are required to book their trip to Bhutan through licensed tour agencies. This makes Bhutan one of the most exclusive travel destinations in the world. 

2) Bhutan is located in the Himalayas

Being a small tiny nation tucked between two supergiants - China and India - you can't get anymore remote than that. It's a country that has remained in isolation for centuries and received its first tourist only in 1974. BUT despite that, today, it's a country that is easily accessible through major transport hubs like Singapore and Bangkok. If you're looking for a place that's accessible yet remote enough for you to boast, Bhutan definitely checks off the list.

3) Private tour groups

While you are required to book your trip through a tour agency, you do not have to mix and mingle with other tourists —  you will not see a massive group of people crowding the tourist attractions — unlike most travel destinations. This arrangement allows all tourists entering Bhutan to properly embrace its beauty and unique culture. You do not need to worry about not having enough time for your favourite activity or landscape, as you will travel at your own pace. 

4) Bhutan is clean and green

The Bhutanese take environmental conservation seriously, so much so that it's part of its constitution and its famous Gross National Happiness philosophy. If you are a nature lover, Bhutan is a paradise. Surrounded by the spectacular mountains, you will traverse through stunning landscapes as you breathe in fresh air. 

5) Well-being is a priority

If wellness is your core value, so is Bhutan's. Yoga? Meditation? Spa? Traditional hot stone bath? You name it. They have it. In fact, they live it. It's so deeply imbued in their culture to look after the well-being of themselves and others. Almost all the luxury resorts in Bhutan provide conducive spaces for yoga, meditation or simply musings. Even its natural environment has a calming effect on you. It's the best location to recharge oneself and some say, to contemplate the meaning of life.

 

If you want to experience an authentic luxury tour in the most special destination - look no further. Druk Asia and COMO Uma are having a Bhutan luxury tour advance purchase offer. 

Book your tour to Bhutan by 30th June 2021 and travel by 31st December 2023.

This is one way you can support the tourism and hospitality industry.

Book Now. Travel Later.

COMO Uma properties in Bhutan are recognised as one of the best luxury hotels in Bhutan. COMO Uma Punakha in Bhutan earned its title as the #1 Best Resort in Asia in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2020. It’s sister property, COMO Uma Paro was also recognised in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2020. COMO Uma has also hosted many international celebrities including Hong Kong Superstars Tony Leung and Carina Lau who held their wedding there in 2008. 

 

 



Related Posts

15 reasons why Bhutan should be in your travel bucket list...

Bhutan, a small Himalayan nation tucked away in the South Asian region makes a perfect travel destination post-COVID-19.

Mar 04, 2021 13:11

How the small Himalayan nation Bhutan combats COVID-19...

With just 37 doctors, 1200 vaccination centers and less than 3000 healthcare workers, Bhutan vaccinated 93% of its...

May 12, 2021 12:54

A tale of two airports in Bhutan

As the slow pace towards a pre-pandemic world begins, two of the country’s domestic airports are going through their own...

Nov 03, 2022 16:30

What you need to know about birdwatching in Bhutan

The best seasons and locations for birdwatching in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Sep 25, 2022 16:57

Bhutan revises its tourism policy to redefine High Value Low...

Visitors to Bhutan will now have to pay more than triple the previous Sustainable Development Fees (SDF).

Jul 20, 2022 21:44

Join #mybhutanmemories campaign now to win FREE flight tickets to...

All you have to do is to share your fond memories of Bhutan.

Jun 19, 2022 21:52

Latest

News

Progress on Bhutan's Sustainable Low Emission Urban Transport System Project

Bhutan now has 200 electric vehicles on the road, with another hundred to be dispatched very soon.

Nov 29, 2022 18:13

Translation of His Majesty's Address to the Nation at the 8th Session of the Third Parliament

His Majesty delivered the Royal Address on the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Session of the Third Parliament, 4th November, 2022.

Nov 05, 2022 15:23

Features

Bhutanese actor raise awareness on climate change by cycling through Bhutan

Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk launched The Messenger: Ride for Action, planting trees and talking to everybody.

Nov 25, 2022 15:18

Cordyceps Sinensis, the super mushrooms of Bhutan

Cordyceps Sinensis has many health benefits, which includes being an aphrodisiac.

Sep 25, 2022 16:50

Business

School in Lhuentse embrace entrepreneurship through Chip Production Unit

Bhutan endeavours to guide their youth towards innovation and creativity. The trickle-down effect has seen Tangmachu Central School’s...

Nov 29, 2022 18:04

The enormous role of hydropower in Bhutan

Bhutan uses hydropower to conserve the environment, produce electricity, and achieve economic self-reliance.

Jan 25, 2022 11:43

Sports

More Bhutanese youths are engaged in football

Sitting at the 186th position in the FIFA rankings, Bhutan looks to improve its rankings in the years to come.

Aug 03, 2022 20:19

BOB Bhutan Premier League is coming back soon with a bang

There’s an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation growing in the valleys of Bhutan as football fans in the country await what appears to...

Jul 24, 2022 14:47

Travel

A tale of two airports in Bhutan

As the slow pace towards a pre-pandemic world begins, two of the country’s domestic airports are going through their own challenges and...

Nov 03, 2022 16:30

What you need to know about birdwatching in Bhutan

The best seasons and locations for birdwatching in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Sep 25, 2022 16:57

Lifestyle

Chillies, a spicy affair in Bhutan

The Bhutanese love it hot.

Jun 07, 2022 23:55

Bhutan is traditionally a matriarchal society

Women are the decision-makers at home, but something is keeping them from public life.

May 27, 2022 22:14

COVID-19

A detailed summary of Bhutan's COVID-19 management and plans moving forward

With offices and all businesses open, movement of vehicles allowed and critical services resumed from 21st March 2022, Bhutan braces for a...

Mar 22, 2022 11:23

Vaccinated tourists to undergo 5-day quarantine in Bhutan from April 25

What you need to know about entering Bhutan from April 25.

Mar 14, 2022 14:21

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!

Download Daily Bhutan Mobile App

Connecting with us just got easier!