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Rumor Busted: Tibet Travel Permit Application still ran smoothly in Sep

November,22 2019 BY Master Catherine Jigme 0 COMMENTS

It is well-known that the golden season to have a Tibet tour starts from May to October every year. Unexpectedly, recently rumors as to whether Tibet travel will be closed have become widespread among local Tibet travel agencies and online commercial tour operators. As a result, dozens of travel operators persuaded foreign tourists who are scheduled to travel to Tibet on September to cancel, postpone or alter their itineraries, causing great ticket loss on tourists’ side.

Rumors can be categorized as follows:
“All foreign Tibet tourists have to depart from Tibet before the deadline Sep, 3."
“The issue of Tibet Travel Permit will be temporarily suspended in Sep."
“Foreign tourists are forbidden to travel to Tibet during Sep 3-12 as the celebration of the 50th anniversary of founding of Tibet Autonomous Region is scheduled to be held during that time"

The Truth is:
None of the above rumors was proven by officials of Tibet Tourism Bureau.

The Reality is:
All the previously accepted tours are scheduled to proceed as planned. Yet due to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of founding of Tibet Autonomous Region, some of the attractions may be visited in a different order. Only those who previously didn't have any agreement with the local Tibet travel agency and wanted to randomly apply for Tibet Travel Permit during Sep3-12 will be denied. The restriction on the issue of Tibet Travel Permit only works during Sep3-12. The application and issue will resume shortly after that.

Only foreign tourists who both have Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit (also known as Tibet Visa) can be allowed to travel in Tibet. Meanwhile, he or she must travel with the company of a guide.

For Tourists of Tibettravel.org:

For Tourists of Tibettravel.org

So far all the Tibet Travel Permits were successfully obtained during Shoton Festival (From Aug, 14 to Aug, 20), including permits for foreign tourists who were expected to travel in Tibet during Sep3-12.To Taiwanese travelers, though there would be a limited number of issue of Tibet Travel Permits, all the previously accepted itineraries will go as planned. As a local Tibet travel agency, Tibet Vista enjoys over 10 years’ professional experiences in handling foreign tourists travelling in Tibet. Over the past 10 years, we dedicated ourselves to optimizing Tibet travel with the idea of making memorable travel experiences for tourists and managed to serve more than 28,448 overseas tourists (til 6,30, 2015), covering world-wide individual travellers, diverse families and package tours.

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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