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Bhutan reopens to those willing to pay $200 per day visitor tax: Report

Bhutan has increased its Sustainable Development Fee from $65 a night as part of a "renewed focus of sustainability" in the government's strategy to attract "high value, low volume" tourism

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One of the world’s most remote and exotic travel destinations, Bhutan, reopened its borders to tourists, but with a catch: a $200-per-night tax.

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of fewer than 800,000 people, sandwiched between China and India, has increased its Sustainable Development Fee from $65 a night as part of a “renewed focus of sustainability” in the government’s strategy to attract “high value, low volume” tourism. The nation has long shunned mass tourism.

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 10:35 PM IST

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