ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coming soon: Three common mistakes that plague websites of tour operators in Bhutan

A tour operator recently complained to me that his website is not getting much traffic. Now, there are hundreds of tour operators' websites in Bhutan. And their number is growing fast! Websites are very important for travel agents, and a good website means increased web traffic and more customers. But what makes a "good" website?

In the upcoming Kuensel K2 tech column on Saturday, I will list three common mistakes that afflict websites of Bhutanese travel agents. If you're a tour operator, getting your website in shape can improve its search engine rankings.

I expand on these (and other) issues in the "Building Effective and Secure Websites" workshop.

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