Bhutan Tourism Update: Celebrating International Women's Day.
Did you know that, traditionally, Bhutanese women owned the land and inherited property?
Although the 1979 Land Act made both men & women equally entitled to both land & property, which is only fair.
Quote from a senior executive of the Bhutan National Technical Training Authority “Our girls are as tough if not more so than the boys. Women are very strong here. On many aspects they are the decision-makers and the direct decision-makers.”
So, Bhutan is way ahead of most of its South Asian neighbours when it comes to empowerment & respect for women.
There is also a high degree of acceptance of single and divorced women, as well as single mothers, in general society.
This all adds up to make Bhutan a safe, inspiring & welcoming environment for female tourist visitors. Single female travellers are common and harrassment virtually unheard of.
Bhutan & Beyond offers a range of Bhutan private tours that intrepid single female travellers are encouraged to consider if they are happy to travel alone with their guide & driver.
Alternatively our range of Bhutan small group tours (maximum 8 persons) offer single female travellers some added companionship.
James Irving – Bhutan Travel Expert.
James has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years & has been involved in the leisure, corporate, group, sport, incentive & wholesale travel genres.
James loves rugby union, and keenly supports the Queensland Reds and the Australian Wallabies.