TOURIST ARRIVALS AUGMENT
Compared to 116,000 tourists in 2013, there were arrivals of around 255,000 tourists in 2017, according to Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay. The number reportedly is more than a 100 percent increase in just five years.
People’s Democratic Party in 2013 had pledged that they would increase the annual tourist arrivals to 200,000 in the period of five years. From the total arrivals last year, around 72,000 were international tourists and 183,000 were regional tourists.