Bhutan has declared 2015 as a Visit Bhutan Year to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck the beloved 4th King. A figure loved and revered by all Bhutanese, it is an occasion where the country come together to celebrate 60 years of a life spent in the service of the nation and its people.
Tourism in Bhutan was introduced in 1974 during the coronation of His Majesty the 4th King. Since then Bhutan has pursued a cautious policy in tourism guided by principles of sustainability that is today the envy of many destinations in the world. Therefore, Bhutan is proud to dedicate Visit Bhutan 2015 to His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
Many exciting events and activities have been planned to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary some of which are outlined in this booklet. The tourism fraternity invites the world to join the Bhutanese in celebrating 60 years of Gross National Happiness.