The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) and Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan (HRAB) signed an agreement in Thimphu on ………………………., to strengthen cooperation and guide relations between the tour operators and hoteliers who are members of the two associations.
Mr. Rinzin Ongdra Wangchuk, Chairman of ABTO and Mr. Thinley Palden Dorji, Chairman of HRAB, signed the agreement on behalf of their associations.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two key tourism stakeholders underlines the importance of developing institutional, trade and business relations in order to establish a sustainable mechanism of dialogue and platform for discussions.
The MoU will establish collaboration between the two Parties based on a genuine spirit of partnership in which both seek to share, enhance and complement each other’s strengths, expertise and resources, underpinning the principle of “High Value – Low Impact” approach for tourism development in Bhutan.
On the issue of mutual disputes, the agreement recommends formation of Joint Action Committee with representatives from the Board of the two associations for resolution.
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