Ambrosia Bhutan Travels is an accredited government licensed tour operator registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), a government body which oversees all tourism activities in the country and is mandated to monitor all tour operators ensuring them to comply with the policy of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
TCB is mandated with the following functions:
Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) founded in 2000 is the recognized representative of the tour operators in Bhutan. It is the mutual and official voice of all Bhutanese tour operators who constitute its primary membership. It is also an institution representing and protecting the collective interests of the tourism industry in the country.
Within the few years of its creation, ABTO has been both responsive and effective in representing shared concerns as well as in promoting interests of all tour operators. Along with the support of Tourism Council of Bhutan and its members, ABTO has been able to effect several changes for the overall interest of the tourism industry as well as for tour operators. It has particularly been able to ensure increased administrative and operational convenience and faster processing of required formalities.
Ambrosia Bhutan Travels is a member of Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Established under the Royal Command of His Majesty the King in 1980, the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) is a non-profit making private sector organization, comprising of business community members from all around the country. While the General Body is the apex forum for the BCCI, the Executive Committee pursues implementation of programs by the BCCI Secretariat, as per the policy directives of the General Body. The President, Vice Presidents, and the Executive Committee Members of the BCCI are elected by the General Body for a term of three years.
The role of BCCI is to augment and supplement the efforts of the Royal Government towards development of a formal private sector.
Drukair is a Royal Goverment of Bhutan Owned Airline run by the Investment Wing, Druk Holding and Investments. The national Airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan operates a schedule nework within the South Asian region from its Head Quarters at Paro.
Druk Air was born on April 5, 1981. It began operations on February 11, 1983, from Paro, a picturesque valley in western Bhutan, a 65 km drive away from the capital, Thimphu. At the time, Paro had a little airstrip servicing helicopter operations. Drukair began humbly with a 18-seat Dornier 228-200 that made its historic touch down at Paro airport on January 14, 1983. The first link was Kolkata, followed by six destinations in South Asia, including Bangkok.
Drukair upgraded its planes to the new BAe 146 on November 21, 1988, when the first plane touched down at Paro. The airline was now going regional with linkages to New Delhi, Kathmandu and Bangkok. All the pilots and maintenance crew were trained at the best institutes abroad while the flight attendants were trained by Thai Airways.
A few years later, the runway at Paro airport was extended to 2,000 meters and reinforced to accommodate heavier aircraft. A second BAe 146 became part of the evolution of Drukair. Today, the fleet has been further upgraded to three Airbus 319s and one ATR 42-500 operating in ten international destinations within five countries. Drukair is now a professional corporate entity under the aegis of the Druk Holdings Investment of the royal government. The hallmark of Drukair is safety first and the best of comforts therein for travelers. As the nation opens up more to tourism and gradually steps into the global village, Drukair leaves no stone unturned in ensuring that every passenger, for most of whom the first glimpse of Bhutan is aboard on Drukair, gets the best impression of Bhutan. That is considered a sacred responsibility for Drukair.
Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air Pvt. Ltd) is the first private airline in Bhutan. It first began its commercial flight Paro - Bangkok on the 10th of October 2013 followed by daily scheduled flight to Kolkata on the 16th of December 2013. Today Bhutan Airline operates seven days a week flight from Bangkok to Paro via Kolkata, India and Return and 6 flights (Except on Friday) to Kathmandu and return.
The team of 4 most experienced Captains and Bhutanese cabin crews are well trained for you safety and hospitality.
Since tourism plays a vital role in the economy of Bhutan it is also now our responsibility to make the tourist have an alternative choice to fly into Bhutan. It's operation of flight to destinations like (Bangkok, Kolkata, Delhi and Kathmandu) will contribute greatly to maintain the Royal Government of Bhutan’s a policy of high value, low impact/volume tourism which serves the purpose of creating an image of exclusivity and high- yield for Bhutan.