We are the original

Bhutan Travel

1980

Bhutan Travel Service established

Our founder, Marie Brown, is appointed Regional Manager of the Bhutan Travel Service (NY, NY) the first and only travel office outside of Bhutan approved by the Royal Kingdom‘s Organization of National Tourism Promotion to exclusively operate and handle all U.S.-booked inbound tours to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

 

1981

Inaugural whitewater river descent arranged by Bhutan Travel

The kingdom’s first whitewater rafting expedition was comprised of key members Wick Walker (international whitewater world championship 1965, ’67, ’71 and 1972 founder of U.S. Olympic whitewater paddling team), Eric Evans (winner of 9 out of 10 U.S. titles through 1978), and Jamie McEwan (Olympic Bronze medalist 1972).
(“In The Land of Thunder Dragon: The American Himalayan Kayak Descent,” Canoe magazine, June 1982).

 

1987

Bhutan Travel, Inc. officially incorporated

Official paperwork for certificate of incorporation filed. The private travel agency Bhutan Travel, Inc. is formed.

 

1988

NY Times and Travel Agent Magazine recommend Bhutan Travel

The established trade publication Travel Agent Magazine (Dec 1987, Apr 1988) and the New York Times (Apr 1988) highlight Bhutan Travel’s transformation from royally-appointed tourist office to privately run travel agency, and recommend our exclusive tour offering.

 

1991

Library of Congress cites Bhutan Travel as expert

Bhutan Travel contributes expert content to the “Nepal and Bhutan Area Handbook“, part of the Country Study Series, a resource guide of aggregate knowledge on a particular region or country prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under sponsorship from the Department of the Army.
(ISBN 0-8444-0777-1: eBook, full text)

2010

Travel Interlink & Bhutan Travel are united

Longtime business partner and friend Mukesh Gupta (owner, Travel Interlink, Calif.) acquires Bhutan Travel and in collaboration with the two companies now offers destinations to Bhutan and Beyond.

2011

Bhutan Travel recognized as premier source of tourism services

The Royal Parliament of Bhutan and the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) recognize decades of high quality tourism services provided by Bhutan Travel and look forward to continued partnerships with us.

 

2011

US Patent & Trademark Office awards registered trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes and awards us trademark protection for the exclusive use of “Bhutan Travel” as a registered service mark for providing high quality travel arrangements to Bhutan since 1987. (USPTO serial #85205483)

 

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Our next great adventure: You

We continue to work passionately every day, 365 days a year, to provide you the best and most memorable experiences to the Royal Kingdom. Who knows what our next milestone will be?

 

 

 

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