Going beyond its strict ‘High Value, Low volume’ tourism policy, Himalayan travel hotspot Bhutan is in the process of maximizing utilization of its travel trade opportunity through balanced liberalization. As an obvious outcome, the tourism sector in eastern India too is going to be a major beneficiary of the move. Bhutan’s tourism sector is looking at maximizing the prospects of this high potential sector, which can be of great help to the overall economy of the nation.
This will be highly beneficial to the Indian tourism sector too. Almost everyone from the outer world enters land-locked Bhutan through Indian airports like Bagdogra, Delhi, Gaya, Guwahati, Kolkata or Mumbai. With this as a major reason, at least 60% of premium-class foreign visitors to Bhutan prefer keeping eastern Indian destinations in their itinerary.