Posts Tagged ‘Gross National Happiness’

An Interview with Kesang Wangdi, Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association
  • 21 November 2012

In advance of this year’s Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Responsible Tourism Conference & Mart, Shannon Stowell explored Bhutan along with industry leaders and conference hosts.The following is an interview between Stowell, President of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and Kesang Wangdi, the Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan at the Zhiwa Ling Hotel in Paro, Bhutan.


What is Tourism’s Biggest Threat to the Environment?

  • WHL Group
  • 18 April 2012

In honour of Earth Day – scheduled this year for Sunday April 22 – and our focus this month on ecotourism, we’re thinking about our planet. We’re thinking about the human activities that have the most harmful impact on it, especially the one we love most – travel. We’re compelled to ask: What is tourism in its worst form, environmentally? Even in its best form, can the cost to the earth of tourism ever really be offset?


whl.travel Opens the Gates to the Kingdom of Bhutan

  • whl.travel
  • 22 December 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND DZONGKHA. Sitting peacefully in the heart of South Asia is the storied Kingdom of Bhutan. Not at all limited by being small, landlocked and caught between the giant nations of India and China, Bhutan has crafted a sterling reputation for itself as one of Asia’s most sought-after travel destinations and is regarded by many as one of region’s best-kept secrets.

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