2015 saw declining Thai tourists compared to 2014 when Thai tourists topped the chart on Bhutan tourists arrival. 2015 was declared are Bhutan-Thailand 25 years of diplomatic friendship year and Thai tourists were given a 50% discount on the usual tourists rate.
This initiative saw a huge number of Thais arriving in Bhutan during the months of June, July and August.
Thai tourists usually visit Bhutan for a four nights and five days trip and visit three towns in Bhutan. Most of the Thais are Buddhist and have a special program for visiting a Buddhist masters and going around religious sites.
The program is quite interesting as it covers the religious and social aspects of Bhutanese and the guests get to experience first hand the rural life in Bhutan.
This year the number of Thai tourists have gone down because the normal rate of US$250/night is quite expensive for most thais wanting to visit Bhutan.
Bhutan has two airlines and both the airlines charge almost the same airfare. The airfare is quite expensive compared to other flights flying same distance in the region.
Bhutan became a hot destination to Thai tourists when the present king visited Thailand to celebrate the Thai kings birthday.