Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2020

From Bhutan Tourism Council, June , 2021



The Tourism Council of Bhutan is pleased to present the annual statistical publication Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2020. This publication presents the overall performance of tourism for the year including data on market trends, findings and analysis to support future development of the tourism industry


After recording continued growths over the years, visitor arrivals to Bhutan in 2020 was at a record low with 29,812 arrivals which is 90.55% drop from the previous high of 2019. The earnings from tourism has also seen a drop of 88% in 2020. 


This decline is mainly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent travel restrictions and closure of borders by countries across the globe bringing travel and tourism to a complete halt. The COVID-19 pandemic has created and continues to create unprecedented impacts on the economy and lives of people in Bhutan and around the world with travel and tourism being one of the severely impacted industrie.