Dear Tour Guides ,
Guide Association of Bhutan(GAB) would like to seek feedback/comments and suggestions from guides those who have done Jhomolhari trek probably from September, October, November till now.
The feedback may be provided on the following areas:-
1. The status on trail, campsites and trash.
2. The campsite fees
3. Campsite managers
4. Restrooms, dining and others
GAB would like to request tour guides to obtain feedback and suggestions at the at the earliest possible to improve services and other amenities.
The office of the Guide Association of Bhutan would like to send this notification to all Tour Guides and Tour Operators that the summer timing for visiting Tashichhodzong and National Memorial Chorten will be as follows:
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and other Government holidays)
National Memorial Chorten
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (throughout the week)
During the upcoming 3rd National Council Election if any of the tour guides cannot make it to the polling station for casting votes, the office of the Guide Association has received ‘POSTAL BALLOT FORM’ from Election Commission of Bhutan. If you would like to avail postal ballot you are requested to collect from the office (or either download from the ECB website) and submit before 5th March 2018 to Office of the Guide Association of Bhutan. For further information contact the office at +975-339864
Dear Tour Guides,
The office of the Guide Association of Bhutan would like to inform all tour guides that the renewal of tour guide license for the year 2018 has started from December 1, 2017 and the last date of renewal will be till the end of February 2018. Therefore, the office would like to send this reminder that you renew your license on time to avoid late penalties and other unnecessary inconveniences.
Following are the documents that are needs:
1. Tour Guide License (Original Card)
2. Citizenship Identity Card (copy)
3. Online-No Objection Certificate (copy)
4. 1 Legal Stamp
TOURISM COUNCIL OF BHUTAN SPECIALISATION COURSE FOR TOUR GUIDES
The Service Division under the Tourism Council of Bhutan in collaboration with Department of Employment and Human Resources, MoLHR will be conducting the following trainings for existing Tour Guides in January & February, 2018.
1. Specialization Course on Iconography & Bhutan History- 90 slots
2. Specialization Course on Nature Tourism (Birding) – 40 slots
The last date for submission of application is on 26th December, 2017 before 4PM. For registration / submission of documents please email to Coordinator at email@example.com and visit our website www.tourism.gov.bt for criteria, application form and necessary details or call 17339407.
You can download training and the registration forms from given below links.....
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.
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.
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.