Bhutan is a safe tourist destination: TCB Exit survey
According to Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) exit survey 2017, nine out of every 10 international tourists have voted Bhutan as a safe tourist destination. About 91 per cent of the regional tourists from India, Bangladesh and Maldives also said Bhutan is a safe tourist destination.
About 1,428 international visitors were surveyed at the Paro International Airport using administered questionnaire survey. A small number of international tourists were interviewed at exit points of Phuentsholing, Samdrupjongkhar, and Gelephu. A total of 1,534 regional visitors were surveyed at all exit points as part of the survey.
Value for money stands the highest for international tourists with more than 60 per cent of the international tourists responded that the minimum daily tariff rate is worth the whole visit. A meagre 7.8 per cent said they were not satisfied. The second top attribute was accessibility to services, followed by transport system. Around 89.8 per cent of the international tourist responded that Bhutan had a unique destination image in the region. Around 74.9 and 81.7 per cent of international and regional visitors respectively expressed that Bhutan offers wide range of visitors’ products or services. About 62.8 per cent of the international visitors stated that Bhutan offers affordable travel destination, which was agreed upon by 80.7 per cent of the regional visitors.
Only about 40 per cent of the international arrivals stated that the tourist hotspots had disable-friendly service while 71.5 per cent of the regional visitors stated the same.