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Tibet travel to become easier for foreigners

Time: 11-01-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Sample of Tibet Treval Permit
Sample of Tibet Treval Permit

This year, applying for a tibet travel permit to Tibet will be easier for overseas tourists as the regional government makes efforts to boost tourism.

According to Qizhala, Qi Zhala, chairman of the regional government, The Tibet autonomous region plans to cut the time for issuing tibet travel permits to overseas tourists by half in 2019. It normally takes at least 15 days to receive the permits after they submit the applying documents.

It will significantly improve the accessibility for overseas visitors.

Recent years, Tibet is devoted to brand itself as the world’s “Third Pole” and hope to attract more tourists by providing more tour-friendly services, such as issued the winter travel preferential policies and so on.

It achieved significant results. According to the government work report to the annual of session of the regional people’s congress, Tibet received 33.68 million visits from tourists in 2018, an increase of 31.5 percent year-on-year, and hope to attract 40 million visits this year.

Hong Wei, an official with the regional tourist development bureau, said in 2018, Tibet received more than 270,000 overseas travelers. The number of overseas tourists in Tibet has been increasing steadily in recent years as it has been more open to overseas tourists.

Tibet tibet travel permit is needed in addition to Chinese visa for overseas tourists because of Tibet’s unique ethic traditions, cultural heritage, reception capacity and ecological protection needs.

Tibet started drafting measures to simplify the application procedure last year, and they will be introduced as soon as possible. Also, instead of having to send all application materials to Tibet, overseas tourists in the future will be able to apply for permits in other cities like Beijing, Xi'an and Chengdu.

Hong said Tibet also plans to build an international tourism cooperation zone in Mt Kailash range so that pilgrims from the Tibet and neighboring countries such as India and Nepal who believe that walking a full circle around Kailash can bring prosperity and purify one’s sins of a life. Services stops specializing in accommodating the needs of overseas pilgrims and tourists are also planned, Hong said. Tibet will also plan more opening-up measures and improvements in connectivity with South Asia.

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user portrait Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  

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1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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