05 Sep '11, 8am

See Pictures: Bhutan one of the world's most expensive holiday destinations

See Pictures: Bhutan one of the world's most expensive holiday destinations

The isolated kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world and a haven for celebrities and the well-heeled. In 2012, it will become even more costly. -- PHOTO: AFP THIMPHU, Bhutan (AFP) - The isolated kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world and a haven for celebrities and the well-heeled. In 2012, it will become even more costly. Foreign tourists are required to book through licensed tour operators, who charge a minimum high-season price of US$200 (S$240) per day per person for an all-inclusive package including accommodation, food and transport. The pristine Himalayan kingdom of snow-capped mountains and gushing mountain streams pursues a policy of 'high-end, low-impact tourism', deliberately keeping out the hordes who might spoil its untouched environment. From the start of 2012, the high-season ...

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