On March 5, 2023, Austria’s Ambassador, Mag.a Katharina Wieser, officially presented Mr. Karma Lotey with the Decree of Appointment as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria to Bhutan.
An Experienced Manager…
Karma Lotey hails from Trongsa in Central Bhutan. He studied in Bhutan, India and the United States.
His previous responsibilities include being the President of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO), Board Director of Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airlines), Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Bhutan Insurance company, the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce (BCCI) & Board Director of the Druk Holding & Investments. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Yangphel Adventure Travel & Zhiwa Ling Heritage Hotel and is a passionate Board Director of the Youth Development Fund in Thimphu Bhutan.
Some good luck has enabled him to travel to many parts of the world. This assorted upbringing has given him a good appreciation of how things work throughout Bhutan and abroad. Using his outdoor skills in combination with his management professionalism, Karma creates adventure programs that provide the most satisfying visit to the visitors. Whenever the opportunity allows, nothing stops him from getting outdoors to guide trips and conduct more research on tourism in the Kingdom.