My friend (who is a tour operator) Lotay sent me this story this morning declaring the Kingdom of Bhutan cheaper to visit than, say, New York City. That is….if you don’t use a pricey tour operator (if you’ve ever investigated, you’ve found that some charge a thousand bucks a day for a visit.)
Of course, there’s no other comparison between Bhutan and NYC–two radically different places in every way, especially as far as vacation destinations! And depending on where you’re coming from, you have to factor in airfare, which can be considerable. But it’s a good point not to be scared away by the “tourist tariff” Bhutan charges (and a nice plug for Lotay’s services. He’s a swell guy, by the way.).
The mention was on a list from a blog called Compass and Camera.