Apply Tibet travel permits and Tibet tourist visa for travel to Tibet in 2013 with local Tibet travel Agency www.tibetctrip.com
(PRWEB) April 07, 2013
Tibet travel permits are now being issued to travelers from around the world! For a majority of the last several months, tourism regulations had prevented foreigners from visiting Tibet. As of April 1st 2012, the Tibet Tourism Bureau began issuing permits to travelers of any group size, even individuals! Lhasa based tibet travel company, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com), helps put travelers’ minds at ease by helping them understand the permit application process and keeping them up to date on the latest news. In light of the exciting changes to Tibet’s tourism policies, TCTS has released latest information about how travel permits are obtained.
- At least three weeks before a group’s arrival, TCTS will be in touch to confirm the tour and request copies of travelers’ passports and Chinese visas. A Tibet tourism agency is required to submit these copies along with the permit application. Depending on the tour itinerary, additional travel permits may be necessary. Tibet travel agencies are required by law to apply for all permits on travelers’ behalf; no need to worry about filling out applications and waiting in lines.
- The permit takes anywhere from 7-10 to be issued once the application has been submitted. If a group is arriving via Mainland China they will be required to present the permit when boarding trains or checking in for flights. For this reason, travelers need to stay at least one night in China before coming to Tibet. TCTS will mail the permit to the group’s hotel in advance of their arrival. For travelers coming from Nepal, the group’s native Tibetan guide will meet them at the border, if coming overland, and at the airport in Lhasa if coming by air. The guide will bring the permit and assist travelers through the immigration process.
- While Tibet visas are being issued to groups of all sizes, including individuals, groups comprised of different nationalities cannot obtain a single permit for their tour of Tibet. TCTS may be able to obtain permits for each individual, details can be provided by TCTS while planning the tour.
The reopening of Tibet to foreign visitors allows for countless opportunities to engage with the local culture and take in breathtaking mountain vistas. It is important to remember that travel policies can change at any time, when booking a Tibet tour travelers must accept this risk. TCTS will help travelers change their itinerary or provide refunds in the event that their tour is affected by an unexpected change in policy. Taking time to understand Tibet’s travel policies and the procedure that travel agencies follow is key to peace of mind when planning travel in Tibet. With the Tibet travel season upon us, travelers are advised to start planning now!
Devin Moore provided this news release on behalf of local Tibet tour agency TCTS (tibetctrip.com). Devin is a travel writer and independent economic analyst based in Springfield, Missouri USA. His economic research is currently focused on airfare pricing. Devin Moore works to spread awareness of Tibet and its people through publishing Tibet travel information.