Why businesses are looking to Bhutan for their next luxury incentive
Offering intrigue, adventure and rugged natural beauty, mystical Bhutan is a hidden paradise full of reward for a business’ top performers. Check out these 5 reasons why businesses are looking to Bhutan for their next luxury incentive.
1. It’s one of Asia’s best-kept secrets
View of the Himalayas, Bhutan.
2. Bhutan delivers cultural experiences like no other
View of Taktsang Monastery. Source.
In Bhutan, Buddhism is not just a religion, but a philosophical way of life. One of the country’s most incredible sights is the Buddhist monastery Taktsang Goemba (or “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”). Miraculously perched on the side of a sheer, 3120-metre high cliff, Taktsang Goemba was built around the area where Guru Rinpoche (the monk reputed for bringing Buddhism to Bhutan) is believed to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate. To this day, the monastery remains one of the most sacred sites for Buddhist pilgrims and for the Bhutanese people.
3. Bhutan’s accommodation is the ultimate in serenity
View of the valley. Source.
Given its rugged landscape, it usually surprises visitors to learn that Bhutan has no shortage of luxury accommodation on offer, with venues ranging from the high-end to the ultra-luxe. In line with the government’s stance on low-impact, high-value tourism, Bhutan’s luxury resorts and lodges are usually nestled in the country’s most scenic locations, resulting in the ultimate in comfort and serenity for its guests.
4. Bhutan - the last Shangri-La?
View of Bhutan. Source.
One of the many things that makes Bhutan unique is its rejection of standard economic measures and its focus on Gross National Happiness. The country places immense value on environmental conservation, cultural preservation, and sustainable socio-economic development. By law, at least 60% of the country must remain forested for future generations – in fact, Bhutan is one of the few countries that currently actually more carbon than it uses!
For visitors, this translates into strolls across hillsides ablaze in bloom, treks through untouched forestry – and, of course, interactions with locals who are among some of the happiest people on the planet.
5. Travel extensions into India and the Himalayas
View of the alps from Nepal.
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