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ANNOUNCEMENT This is to inform GAB member that Bhutan Innovation & Technology Centre - Thimphu TechPark, in collaboration with UNDP Bhutan is pleased to bring you the fifth edition of Startup Weekend! The theme ‘Ecotourism’.interested individuals are invited to come and pitch your ideas or simply come and watch. Please come to the venue at 3.00 pm on 24th November at Namgay Heritage Hotel, Thimphu. Meals and snacks provided. Interested Gab members are requested to kindly participate. Kindly contact Mr. Leki Wangmo at 17790978/ 02-339864 for the registration 


Notification for De-suung Integrated Training Programme
Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB) solicits our member tour guides to register for the De-suung Integrated Training Programme beginning tomorrow. The training will be held from November 20 – December 10, 2017 and has been exclusively scheduled for tour guides.

Interested member tour guides may visit the GAB’s office for registration and filling up the application form. Registration would be done on a first-come-first basis. There are slots for 80 male tour guides and 45 female tour guides.
Please bring along the copies of the following documents:
1. Copy of security clearance 
2. Copy of academic transcript (the final one) 
3. Copy of CID 
4. Copy of medical certificate 
5. 2 copies of passport size photograph 
6. NOC from concerned agency if working as a permanent guide 
7. Copy of tour guide license
For details, call 17412711, 17790978 & 17556559.
Management, GAB



Reminder on dress code for tourists

GAB has been informed by some Dzongkhag Administration Offices of tourists not coming in proper attire while visiting Dzongs and other sacred temples in the country where police personnel have been deployed for security.

These Dzongkhag Administration Offices have asked GAB to inform our tour guides to avert situation where tourists have been barred entry mainly because of their dress/ attires. As such, we request our tour guides to inform and ensure that their guests don’t have to confront such situation.

GAB is, therefore, issuing the following reminders in interest of our tour guides and their guests, which we hope would be taken into consideration:

 Please inform the guests to dress modestly and respectfully especially if they are planning to make a visit to Dzongs, monasteries and other religious institutions.
 Please inform the guests to remove their hats, caps etc. as they enter religious and administrative premises, institutions and any other places where the national flag is raised.
 Please inform the guests that shoes must be removed when entering temples. Please suggest the guests that they carry a pair of socks to wear inside religious buildings.
 Please advice and ensure that the guests are in long pants or trousers and collar shirts (full or half sleeved) when visiting such places. They need to be in full-length pants and in longer length skirts for women. 
 Please inform the guests that the entry to such places would be denied in cases of guests wearing slippers/flip-flops, T-shirts, shorts and very short skirts. 
 Please ensure that shoulders of the guests are covered when inside religious buildings and suggest formal tops especially for women.

Management, GAB


AIT, Topper among all institutes welcomes registration for its 7th batch of Cultural Guides Training. For Detail Contact 17110679, 17880831



This is to bring notice to all Tour Guides as the tourist season have started there will be strict inspection at various sites. All tour guides are requested to CARRY and DISPLAY your TOUR LICENSE during your tour. For those who have not collected your license please collect from Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB) office at the earliest.