The council also remarks that the standard fee for Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) is revised to US$ 65 per person per night for tourists to US$ 200. The fee will be financed in activities promoting carbon-neutral tourism and building a more sustainable tourism sector. Similarly, Indian tourists will continue to pay the fee according to the revised Visa policy for Indians.
Bhutan aims to keep the country carbon-negative and a green destination for tourists. Their strategy focuses on the theme ‘High Value, Low Volume’ tourism.
Tourism is a strategic and valuable national asset, one that does not only impact those working in the sector but all Bhutanese. Ensuring its sustainability is vital to safeguarding future generations.” states Dorji Dhradhul, Director General, Tourism Council of Bhutan.